Threw 7 innings of 2-hit, 1-run ball against St. Louis
Reporter Kwon Hyuk-jun = Japanese pitcher Godai Senga, 30, has won 10 games in his first year in Major League Baseball.
Senga started the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., on Tuesday (June 20), throwing 97 pitches over seven innings, allowing two hits (one home run), two walks, five strikeouts and one run.
Senga earned the win in the team’s 13-2 victory. The win, his third in a row, improved his record to 10-6 on the season.
Senga pitched a clean game without any major issues. Aside from a solo home run to Nolan Arenado in the fourth inning, he didn’t allow a runner past second base.
The offense pounded the mound early and often, taking some of the pressure off Senga.
Senga, who joined the SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball as a developmental player in 2011, is known for his fastball, which can reach 160 kilometers per hour, and his forkball.토스카지노
He’s been a starter for SoftBank since 2016 and had seven straight years of double-digit wins until last year.
He was particularly impressive last season, going 11-6 with a 1.94 ERA. After the season, he knocked on the door of the big leagues and signed a five-year, $75 million deal with the Mets.
Heading into the season, the Mets had a “top dollar” one-two punch of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, but when they didn’t perform, they traded them both. Senga was quickly thrust into the role of ace.
Senga, who is the only pitcher on the team to have pitched regular innings, has had a successful season, ranking fifth in the National League with a 3.19 ERA.
It’s the first time in seven years that a Japanese pitcher has posted double-digit wins in his first year in the majors since Genta Maeda (then LA Dodgers, now Minnesota Twins) in 2016.