Japanese pitcher Godai Senga (30-New York Mets) will pitch in the All-Star Game.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB), announced on Monday (June 9) that Senga will play in the All-Star Game as a replacement for Marcus Stroman (Chicago Cubs). Senga is one of four National League All-Star alternates announced today, joining Alex Cobb (San Francisco Giants, replacing Bryce Elde), Craig Kimbrel (Philadelphia Phillies, replacing Devin Williams) and Corbin Burns (Milwaukee Brewers, replacing Spencer Strider) in the star-studded field.메이저놀이터
Senga has started 16 games this season, going 7-5 with a 3.31 ERA. In his last seven starts, he has been more consistent, going 3-2 with a 2.59 ERA and 1.01 WHIP, most notably in his last outing on June 6 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he allowed one run on eight hits and four walks while striking out 12 in eight innings. His 12 strikeouts in a game were his second since May 18 against the Tampa Bay Rays (6 1/3 innings, 12 strikeouts, one run). He is enjoying a successful first season in the big leagues, leading the Mets starting rotation alongside Max Scherzer (8-2, 4.03 ERA).
Senga, who made his debut in 2012, is a superstar for the SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). Through last year, he had a career record of 87-44 with a 2.59 ERA. Since 2016, he has won double-digit games in seven consecutive seasons. As a free agent in the offseason, he signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Mets to fulfill his dream of playing in the big leagues. His fastball can reach 100 mph (160.9 km/h) and his so-called “ghost fork” is a potent combination.