Senga “Ghost Fork” Godai (30-New York Mets) pitched his best game in his major league debut. The right-hander used his strong stuff to sweep the National League West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks.
Senga took the mound against Arizona on June 6 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Arizona is currently in first place in the National League West, having defeated traditional powerhouses like the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants this season.체스카지노
Senga faced an Arizona lineup of Heraldo Perdomo (second base), Evan Longoria (third base), Corbin Carroll (left field), Christian Walker (first base), Rueredes Gurriel Jr. (designated hitter), Jake McCarthy (right field), Carson Kelly (catcher), Nick Ahmed (shortstop), and Alex Thomas (center field).
The game was shaky early on. In the top of the first inning, Perdomo and Carroll singled to put runners on first and second, but he used his cutter to get Walker, their No. 4 hitter, to pop out to shortstop, second baseman, and third baseman to end the inning.
In the second and third innings, he induced back-to-back triple plays. He utilized a variety of pitches, including a four-seam fastball, cutter, and his signature forkball, to keep the bats quiet. In the bottom of the fourth, he got two outs with a strikeout and a walk, but got Gurriel Jr. to ground out to end the inning.
After the fifth and sixth innings were uneventful, Senga gave up his first run in the top of the seventh. He threw a cutter to the leadoff hitter, Walker, and it sailed over the center field fence for a solo shot to left-center field for a 1-0 lead.
Senga, who had been dominating with his perfect game, was on the mound for the eighth inning for the first time this season. After getting pinch-hitter Ketel Marte to ground out to third base, he retired Thomas (straight up the middle) and Perdomo (fly out to shortstop) to end the inning.
The Mets bats came back from the brink. With two outs in the top of the ninth, Francisco Alvarez smashed a solo shot over the right field fence to tie the game at 1-1. Brett Batty followed with a single to right, and Mark Canha followed with an RBI triple to make it 2-1.
In the bottom of the ninth, closer David Robertson came on and retired the next three batters to preserve the 2-1 victory. In the end, Senga improved to 7-5 on the season with eight innings, four hits (one home run), one walk, 12 strikeouts and one earned run.
With his eight innings and 12 strikeouts, Senga tied the record for most innings pitched and most strikeouts in a big league start (previously held by the Tampa Bay Rays on May 18).