Japanese pitcher Shintaro Fujinami (29, Oakland Athletics) won a lucky relief victory.
On the 11th (Korean time), Fujinami stepped on the mound as the team’s fourth pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers away game held at American Family Field, Wisconsin, USA, and won his third win (six losses) of the season with one inning, one walk, one strikeout, and no runs. 15 pitches (9 strikes). The average ERA, which was 11.57 before the game, fell slightly to 11.23.메이저사이트
Fujinami stepped on the mound at the end of the ninth inning, when the match was 1-1. He walked Brian Anderson after one out, but struck out Joey Wimmer swinging and miss. The 6th ball thrown in the ball count 2 ball-2 strike was checked as a 101.1 mile (162.7 km/h) four-seam fastball. Fujinami blocked the follow-up Victor Karatini with a scoreless inning. The Oakland line-up scored the winning run in the top of the 10th inning, making Fujinami’s winning pitcher a requirement, and Joel Fayamps scored a scoreless run in the bottom of the 10th, ending the game 2-1.
Shintaro Fujinami, who has struggled all season with his first ball game. Getty Images
Fujinami is familiar to baseball fans in Korea as a rival of Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), who is the same age as him when he joined Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in 2013. Last winter, she signed with Oakland on a one-year, $3 million (3.9 billion won) short-term contract. But he self-defeated, allowing 17 walks in 18 2/3 innings in an exhibition game. The opening position was a starter, but it was eventually pushed to the bullpen due to the difficulty of the ball, and the formula of ‘walking = conceding’ continued after that.
He became the losing pitcher with 2 hits (1 home run) and 2 runs in 1 inning against the Miami Marlins on the 3rd, his first appearance in June. Against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 6th, he recorded one hit and no run in 1 and 2/3 innings. He gave up no runs, but pulled the game off with two walks. In his third appearance in June, which drew attention, he scored no runs and even won. Fujinami’s June ERA was 4.91. Although lower than April (13.00) and May (10.50), it is still below expectations.