New York Mets right-hander Senga Godai (30) struck out four batters in a row without swinging. After 11 days, he started in the demonstration game and fought well. On the 17th (hereinafter Korean time), he recorded 3 hits, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in 3 innings against the Washington Nationals.

Originally scheduled to start on the 11th, he skipped due to pain in his right finger.

In the first inning, Washington hit number 1, Lane Thomas, hit a double. In the ensuing 1 out 3 base, Alex Cole’s sacrifice hit allowed 1 run. He pitched well after giving up no runs in the first inning.안전놀이터

After two deaths in the second inning, he allowed consecutive hits. In the crisis of 2nd, 1st and 3rd base, he caught the opponent’s 9th Jeter Downs with a swing strikeout. The last inning of the third inning was over in an instant. Washington struck out all three batters 1 through 3 with no swings. Two batters were caught with a slider and the last batter with a fastball.

Senga’s main weapons are fastballs and forkballs. During live pitching, he threw a ‘ghost forkball’ that suddenly disappeared in front of the batter and became a hot topic. It is such a powerful ball that the center hitters of their team raised their thumbs, saying, “I’ve never seen a ball like this before.”

However, in the game against Washington on the 17th, he did not throw a forkball. He explained that his fingers were fine and he threw a cut fastball and slider with a new grip. The highest speed of the fastball that day was 97 miles and reached 156 km per hour.

On the 6th, he made his first mound in an exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals. He pitched 2 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts.

His major league debut is right around the corner. Senga, who played as the softbank hawks ace, went 11-6 with an ERA of 1.94 last year. He recorded a career record of 87 wins, 44 losses, 1 save, 20 holds and -2.59 in Japan’s professional baseball career. He signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the New York Mets after last season. He joined as a foster player and fulfilled his dream of entering the major leagues.

He dropped out of Japan’s World Baseball Classic (WBC) team for his major league adaptation. He said, “I wish I could have competed in the WBC, but it’s my job to prepare well here.”

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