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Pokeball that captivated New York… When Senga strikes out, a ‘ghost’ appears on Citi Field

The New York Mets’ Japanese pitcher’s ‘Ghost Pokeball’ possessed New York.

Senga started against the 2023 Miami Marlins held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, USA on the 9th (Korean time) and recorded 3 hits (1 home run), 6 strikeouts, 3 walks and 1 run in 6 innings. Reaped.

Senga, who signed a contract with the Mets for 5 years and 75 million dollars ahead of this season, won his first win with 3 hits, 8 strikeouts, 3 walks and 1 run in 5⅓ innings against Miami (away) on the 3rd, his major league debut. marked a pleasant start.

Senga did not concede, except for a solo shot by Jazz Chizom Jr. in the top of the 6th inning, leading 3-0. In the beginning of the second inning, he showed his power by striking out all three batters.

Originally, when a Mets pitcher strikes out, ‘K’ appears on the Citi Field billboard, but every time Senga strikes out that day, the ‘ghost’ in the Japanese game appears with a fork and shakes it. The Mets’ idea was derived from his main weapon, the ghost pokeball (which means it appears and disappears right in front of the hitter).

Mets fans also hung placards with ghosts on the railings instead of the letter ‘K’. After the match, Senga said, “I was surprised at first (seeing the scoreboard), but I am very grateful and happy because it is not easy to create an image for a player.” 안전놀이터

After the game, Mets manager Buck Showalter said, “There’s no question about Senga’s pitch. Like Mariano Rivera’s cutter and Max Scherzer’s and Justin Verlander’s slubs, Senga’s wide pitch makes it difficult for hitters.” I am also satisfied that Senga caught the strike with a cutter rather than a forkball.”

The official homepage of Major League Baseball explained, “Senga’s ghost pokeball shone gloriously at Citi Field. Senga showed off a gem-like pitch for the first time in front of the home crowd. He caught 12 out of 14 strikeouts in two major league games with a forkball.”

SB Nation’s media specializing in the Mets, ‘Amazing Avenue’, said, “Senga once again showed great pitching in the second appearance. “I highly valued Gosenga’s performance.

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