New York Mets manager Buck Showalter praised Japanese pitcher Senga Godai for his major league debut.
On the 3rd (Korean time), Senga made his debut by starting in the 2023 Major League Miami Marlins game held at Rondepot Park in Miami, Florida, USA메이저놀이터. He gave up 3 hits, 3 walks, 8 strikeouts and 1 run in 5⅓ innings, leading his team to a 5-1 win and earning his first win.
Senga, who signed a contract with Miami for 5 years and 75 million dollars ahead of this season, made his debut on the day with Jorge Solaire’s double in the first inning without a single out, and was driven to the bases safely, but with two strikeouts and a fly ball, he did not lose any additional points. finished the inning.
From the 2nd to the 5th inning, Senga only allowed 1 more hit and 1 more walk, but he had a strikeout show and met the victory requirements. Senga was replaced with one out in the sixth inning and received congratulations from his colleagues at dugout. It was a debut game in which the stable game management that the Mets expected from him shone.
Coach Showalter said after the match, “I could see Senga’s strength to rise from a crisis. He seems to have a supernatural power to adapt to the given environment,” expressing his amazing feelings for Senga, who overcame the pre-debut run.
Major League Baseball’s official website said, “Manager Showalter, who is in his 22nd year as a manager, uses the phrase ‘as advertised’ when asked about any player. There are not many players who will surprise him now. It happened. Manager Showalter was a little excited.”
The home page continued, “Senga has won five NPB titles and is the most anticipated international player in Mets history as a 2017 WBC star. After a visit to the mound by pitching coach Jeremy Hefner at the bases loaded Moussa, Senga told Juleskey Gurriel, ‘Ghost. Throwing a forkball changed everything.”
Joey Wendall, a Miami infielder who faced Senga, said, “When the Mets signed Senga for tens of millions of dollars, he was already a finished product.”
After the game, Senga said, “I got used to the moment I was in the game little by little as I threw in the game,” explaining how he did not concede an extra run until one out in the 6th inning after overcoming the crisis in the 1st inning.