New York Mets Senga Kodai’s (30) teammate Adam Ottavino (38) talked about Japanese major league pitchers.
Senga started the match against the Oakland Athletics held at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA on the 15th (hereinafter Korean time) and struggled with 7 hits (2 homers), 4 walks, 7 strikeouts and 4 runs in 4⅔ innings. Until the victory requirement, one outcount was insufficient. The Mets exploded and won 17-6. 메이저사이트
Senga, who recorded 224 Japanese professional baseball games (1089 innings), 87 wins, 44 losses, 20 holds, 1 save, and an average ERA of 2.59, signed a 5-year contract with the Mets for 75 million dollars (approximately 98 billion won) and succeeded in advancing to the major leagues. He made his big league debut this year and is cruising with 2 wins in 3 games (16 innings) and an earned run average of 3.38.
The New York Post, an American media outlet, published Ottavino’s interview with Kodai on the 9th. “Senga has wanted to play here for a long time,” Ottavino said. He has good interpreters and good people. He is very comfortable and confident. He has a sharp side deep down in his heart, so I think he will do a good job.”
Ottavino is a veteran bullpen pitcher who recorded 38 wins, 35 losses, 169 holds, 34 saves, and an average ERA of 3.43 in 604 major league games (630⅓ innings). He made his major league debut in 2010 and played 13 seasons. As long as he has been active in the big leagues, he has played with many Japanese pitchers. He worked with Masahiro Tanaka (Rakuten) during his Yankees days and Hirokazu Sawamura (Chiba Lotte) during his Boston days.
“I’ve played with a lot of Japanese pitchers over the years,” said Ottavino. It seems a bit passive. But good players also have a competitive spirit deep in their hearts. Senga can also feel that just by being around him every day,” he said, emphasizing the competitive spirit and fighting spirit of Japanese pitchers.