Oakland Athletics Japanese pitcher Shintaro Fujinami (29) became a losing pitcher in his third major league debut, but saw hope with his first quality start. 스포츠토토
On the 16th (Korean time), Fujinami started in the 2023 Major League home game against the New York Mets held at Ring Central Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA, and lost with 4 hits (2 homers), 2 walks, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 3 runs in 6 innings. became a pitcher.
On the 2nd, his debut match against the Los Angeles Angels, Fujimani, who had a bad news ceremony with 8 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and 8 runs in 2⅓ innings, played 4⅓ innings, 3 hits, 4 walks, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 5 runs against the Tampa Bay Rays on the 9th. Although they lost all three matches until this day, they showed their potential with their first quality start. The season ERA was also lowered from 17.55 to 11.37.
In the first inning, he was hit by a double by Francisco Lindor, but Fujinami, who struck out Pete Alonso on three pitches and ended the first inning, blocked it with a three-way exit in the second inning. Fujinami, who had only one hit in the 3rd inning and continued the scoreless march, allowed a run to Alonso with a solo home run in the 4th inning, but in the 5th and 6th inning, he gave up a walk and one ball that hit the body, but he blocked it without any additional runs.
With a 2-1 lead, Fujinami got on the mound in the 7th inning. However, he was demolished after a tying solo home run off leadoff hitter Mark Kanha, followed by a walk to Daniel Vogelback. After allowing a stolen base, reliever Trevor May was hit in time by Brandon Nemo, bringing home the runner in charge of Fujinami. As Auckland lost 2-3, Fujinami suffered another loss.
92 total pitches, 53 strikes and 39 balls. He had a maximum of 98.1 miles (157.9 km) and an average of 96.4 miles (155.1 km), centered on four-seam fastballs (50), and used splitters (28), sliders (11), and sweepers (3). Although he had two home runs, he passed 5 innings for the first time in his 3 debut games, and his pitching was also stable. The result was disappointing, but it was a pitch that saw hope.
According to Japan’s ‘Sports Hochi’, after the game, Fujinami said, “It wasn’t bad overall. If he could hold on until the 7th inning, he would have been really good, but it’s a pity. Next time, I will try to throw up to the 7th inning.” Oakland coach Mark Katsay said, “We pitched well offensively. He threw strikes into the zone and dominated the game. If Fujinami pitches like today, he will become a very good pitcher.”
Famous as a rival to Shohei Otani (LA Angels) in high school, Fujinami recorded 1011 strikeouts with an average ERA of 3.41 and 11 holds in 189 games (994⅓ innings) in 10 seasons with the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese professional baseball. After his joining, he showed off his potential by winning more than 10 wins for three consecutive years, but since 2017, he has been extremely difficult to control and has not been as great as expected. However, in 2020, he showed the possibility of a rebound by throwing a fastball of up to 162 km, and challenged the major leagues with the posting system after the season last year. Signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract with Oakland.