Shintaro Fujinami (29), a Japanese pitcher who was Shohei Ohtani’s rival in high school, was beaten in his major league regular season debut. Even a fastball of up to 160 km was useless.

Fujinami started on the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time) in the 2023 major league home game against the Los Angeles Angels at the Oakland Coliseum in California, USA, and collapsed with 5 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and 6 runs in 2⅓ innings.

In the demonstration game, Fujinami had good results with 3 wins in 18⅔ innings, an average ERA of 3.86 and 20 strikeouts, but the main game was different.

He only did well when he started with a three-way strikeout in the first inning, striking out Taylor Ward and Mike Trout in succession, then grounding fellow Japanese player Shohei Ohtani to first base. In the second inning, he also struck out Hunter Renfro and Jake Lamb with a swing and struck out three times in a row.

However, he collapsed at one point in the third inning. The start was a walk given to leadoff batter Louis Rengifo. After getting a heavy hit from Geo Acella, he allowed Logan Ohapi to hit a single RBI double that went over the left fielder’s height. Fujinami, who gave up the first point, was hit by Ward in a timely match and conceded an extra point. Trout walked, and in the bases loaded safely, he gave up another run with a ‘home run-like single hit’ that hit Ohtani directly at the left fence.

Anthony Rendon’s center fielder’s sacrifice fly caught the first outcount and exchanged it for 1 point in the continued safe bases. However, by giving Renfro a walk, he again brought a bases loaded crisis, and after being hit by Ram with two RBIs and a timely hit, he was knocked out at 1st and 3rd base. The next pitcher, Adam Ohler, hit the follow-up, bringing home the two runners left by Fujinami. Fujinami’s concession increased significantly to 8 points. The Angels made a big inning with 11 runs in just the third inning. 먹튀검증

With a total of 55 pitches, Fujinami had a four-seam fastball (20) with a high of 99.6 miles (160.3 km) and an average of 97.9 miles (157.6 km), as well as sliders (18), splitters (14) and sweepers (3). . The ball was fast, but it hit a concentrated hit as the ball was driven to a course that was good for batters to hit. It collapsed in an instant as it overlapped with the anxiety of the 9th.

Fujinami, who was a rival of Ohtani in high school, recorded 57 wins, 54 losses, 11 holds, an average ERA of 3.41, and 1011 strikeouts in 189 games (994⅓ innings) in 10 seasons with the Hanshin Tigers of the Nippon Professional Baseball. From the first year of his debut in 2013, he established himself as a starting point for the Hanshin Juchuk. He achieved double-digit multipliers for three consecutive years until 2015, and was also selected for the Japan national team of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in 2017, but his growth was delayed due to extreme difficulties in pitching.

However, he threw a personal best 162Km fastball in 2020, and showed the possibility of a rebound with an average ERA of 3.38 and 65 strikeouts in 16 games (66⅔ innings) last year. At the end of the season, he showed a willingness to challenge the major leagues, and with the team’s permission to post, he signed a one-year contract with Oakland for $3.25 million.

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