I hate expeditions.
Kodai Senga (30) signed a contract with the New York Mets for 5 years and 75 million dollars (approximately 9.75 million dollars) this season. He made a successful soft landing with his signature ‘Ghost Pokeball’. He is showing great performance with 7 wins and 6 losses and an average ERA of 3.25 in 20 games this season. Rather, there are many games where he does not follow the winning luck.안전놀이터
In an away game against the Kansas City Royals held at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, USA on the 3rd (hereinafter Korean time), Senga allowed 3 runs with 11 hits, 6 strikeouts and 2 walks in 5⅔ innings. He had a lot of hits, but he did his share as he only gave up 3 runs while holding a 14 out count.
But what came back was defeat. On that day, the New York Mets batting line failed to support Senga even one point and provided an excuse for a 0-4 defeat. It is possible for a team to give up the season on a fire sale ahead of the trade deadline, leaving hitters less motivated. Even so, it was clear that he had 9 hits and failed to score 1 run.
Such Senga has a temperature difference between home and away results this season. At home, he has an average ERA of 2.40 with 3 wins and 2 losses in 10 games, and an average ERA of 4.14 with 4 wins and 4 losses in 10 games away. He played 56.1 innings at home and 54.1 on the road, but his batting average was 0.171 at home and 0.255 on the road. WHIP is also 1.08 at home and 1.51 away.
It’s hard to say that the variance is big, but it’s a fact that it doesn’t work out well on expeditions. On this day, he recorded the most hits of the season, 11, but struck out 6 with a forkball. In the first inning, with one out and second and third base, he struck out Salvador Perez on a swing with a curveball, but hit Michael Massey with a cutter and hit a double with a superiority of two RBIs. Still, he struck out Matt Duffy on a swing with a forkball with the second bases loaded.
In the second inning, Kyle Isbel, Michael Garcia, and Bobby White Jr. hit consecutive hits and conceded an extra run. Still, afterward, MJ Melendez, Perez, and Massey were struck out and struck out with cutters and forkballs, avoiding massive runs. In the 3rd inning, Drew Waters, the first baseman, threw a four-seam 92 mph, and the right fielder dealt with a fly ball, and even the runner on first base was yellowed. In the 4th inning, he induced Garcia, the first baseman, to hit the shortstop with a cutter. In the fifth inning, the third baseman with two outs struck out Edward Olivas with a forkball. In the 6th inning, 2 out, 1st and 2nd base were replaced, but there was no follow-up.
It was far from overwhelming pitching, but he led the game well with minimal runs. However, it came back with 6 losses (7 wins) in the season. With the departure of ‘big duo’ Max Scherzer (Texas Rangers) and Justin Verlander (Houston Astros), Kikuchi’s presence in the Mets’ starting lineup is bound to grow. He needs to make good matches away.