What if you throw 160km… “8 runs out” Fujinami “Resentful debut match”

“It was a debut game that made me feel resentful.”

Shintaro Fujinami started on the 2nd (Korean time) in the 2023 Major League Baseball LA Angels home match held at Ring Central Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA and pitched 2⅓ innings. In the meantime, it collapsed with 55 pitches, 5 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and 8 runs (8 earned runs).

After the 2022 season, Fujinami knocked on the door of the major leagues through the ‘posting system’. Although he has not excelled in Japan in recent years, he has challenged himself to his ‘dream’ since he was young. And he succeeded in signing a contract with Oakland for 3.25 million dollars (about 4.2 billion won) for one year.

His performance on the surface in exhibition matches was not bad. Fujinami pitched in 5 games and went 3-0 with an ERA of 3.86. However, he struck out 20 times in 18⅔ innings, but it was definitely a flaw that he gave up 17 walks. In addition, in the regular season, pitch anxiety appeared as a problem.

Fujinami’s regular season debut was truly disastrous. In the top of the first inning, Fujinami tied the Angels’ top batting line, leading to Taylor Ward, Mike Trout, and Shohei Ohtani, and recorded a three-way exit. In particular, he was called a ‘rival’ since high school, but he made a good start by turning Ohtani, who was inferior in his opponent’s record, to a beomta. And in the second inning, he neatly blocked the Angels lineup.

The problem was 3 times. Fujinami kicked her perfect streak herself, giving up a walk to Louis Leng Gippo from the start. And he gave up a hit to Geo Ursela and was on the verge of conceding a run, and allowed a big hit to Logan Ohope in the left field, allowing Ward to hit consecutive timely hits, the first run.

Fujinami was hardly able to find stability, and the crisis was aggravated by dedicating a walk to Trout. Continued, Fujinami succeeded in inducing a sacrifice fly to Anthony Rendon after giving Ohtani a timely hit to score the 3rd run, and took the first out. However, Fujinami’s trembling did not stop, and at the bases loaded with a walk to Rengipo, the first out. He went down the mound only after being hit by two RBIs in a timely manner by Jake Lamb.

Even after Fujinami was knocked out, the successor still existed, and as all the runners in charge stepped home, Fujinami’s total runs increased to 8 points. Fujinami threw a fast ball of 99.6 miles (about 160.2 km) in his debut appearance, but left a shocking ERA of 30.86 with the loss.

According to Japan’s ‘Sports Hochi’, Fujinami said, “I remembered too many things I had thrown mainly on fastballs so far, so I became a pitch focused on breaking balls. It would have been better if I had thrown more calmly and focused on fastballs. After giving up a hit, I threw too many breaking balls,” he looked back on the game. 온라인바카라

Fujinami said, “The ball itself is not bad, so I think I can throw a little better if I think a lot about the ball I’m going to throw and study.” I will do that,” he added.

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