New York Mets Japanese pitcher Senga Kodai (30) missed the victory that he took by 8 points. Even the 5th inning starter requirement was one outcount. Mets coach Buck Showalter (67), who won the Major League Manager of the Year award four times, calmly stole the ball.
Senga started in an away game against the Oakland Athletics on the 15th (Korean time), recording 4 runs with 7 hits (2 homers), 4 walks and 7 strikeouts in 4⅔ innings. He had a 12-4, 8-point lead amid hot support from the batting line, but could not catch the last out count in the 5th inning.
Senga, who blocked the first and second innings without conceding a run, was hit by a two-run home run by Shay Langeliers in the fourth after conceding the first run in the third inning. However, the Mets batting line made two big innings with 6 runs in the 5th inning following the 2nd inning, giving Senga a whopping 12 points.
Senga, who came up on the mound in the 5th inning with the starting win requirement, caught up to two outs well. However, after allowing a solo homer to Aledimis Diaz and giving up a walk to Conor Kappel, Manager Showalter stepped onto the mound. The total number of pitches was 96, approaching 100, but with an 8-point lead and one outcount left until the starter, he calmly replaced it. The game was won by the Mets 17-6.
According to local media including ‘SNY’, coach Showalter said after the game, “Senga was frustrated because he did not become a command. It got to the point where I didn’t like it. He changed it because he thought it was bad,” he said, adding, “There was also an effect that the weather or our attack was too long.”
The temperature in Auckland, where the match was held, was quite chilly with a wind blowing at 13 degrees Celsius. On top of that, the attacking time increased as the Mets hitters made 6 big innings twice in the 2nd and 5th innings. In particular, in the 5th inning, the Mets attack continued for about 20 minutes with 5 walks. In the meantime, Senga went out to the left bullpen of Ring Central Coliseum and warmed up by playing catch. At other stadiums, I could warm up in a warm cage in the clubhouse, but at the Coliseum, the most underdeveloped ballpark in the major leagues, there was not enough space.
For Senga, who was unaware of the chilly weather in Auckland and the stadium environment, it was a day that affected his pitching as his shoulders cooled between innings. He said, “I couldn’t pitch. Our offense has gotten longer, and I haven’t been able to do my usual routine at the new stadium, but that’s something I have to deal with. I needed to concentrate more than usual. Next time I pitch again in Oakland, I’ll be able to prepare properly.”
Senga, who joined the Nippon Professional Baseball Softbank Hawks as a training player in 2010, is a top right-hander with a total of 224 games (1089 innings), 87 wins, 44 losses, 1 save, 20 holds, an ERA of 2.59, and 1252 strikeouts in 11 seasons. After last year’s season, he exercised his overseas free agent rights and signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Mets.먹튀검증 Both of his first two games were victories against the Mamie Ay Marlins, but his third appearance faltered with unexpected variables. Senga’s ERA for the season is 3.38, striking out 21 in 16 innings in three games.