Japanese pitcher Senga Godai (30) won 10 victories in his first year in the major leagues.
Senga started on the 20th (Korean time) in the 2023 Major League St. Louis Cardinals match held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, throwing 97 pitches in 7 innings, 2 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 1 run.
Senga led the team to a 13-2 victory and became the winning pitcher. With the victory on this day, he won the last three games in a row and stepped on the height of 10 wins (6 losses) in the season.
On this day, Senga delivered a neat pitch without any crisis. He allowed a solo home run to Nolan Arenado in the bottom of the fourth, but other than that, he did not put a runner out as far as second base.
The batting line also actively pounded the opponent’s mound from the beginning, lightening Senga’s shoulders.
Senga, who joined the Japanese professional baseball Softbank Hawks as a training player in 2011, mainly uses a fastball and a forkball that can reach 160 km/h.
Since 2016, he has been a starting place for Softbank and has been active with double-digit multipliers for 7 consecutive years until last year.바카라
In particular, last season, he performed outstandingly with an ERA of 1.94 with 11 wins and 6 losses. After knocking on the door of the big leagues after the season, he signed a contract with the Mets for 5 years and 75 million dollars (approximately 100.7 billion won).
The Mets, who made up Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer’s “highest ransom” one-two punch ahead of this season, traded both of them after they failed to perform. As a result, Senga immediately assumed the role of the team’s ace.
Until this game, Senga, who is the only one in the team to play the regular innings, is having a successful season with an ERA of 3.19, ranking 5th in the National League.
It has been seven years since Kenta Maeda (then LA Dodgers, now Minnesota Twins) in 2016 that a Japanese pitcher recorded double-digit wins in the first year of entering the major leagues.