I was Ohtani’s rival… 162km fastball Edo Fujinami, 7 hits and 7 runs

Shintaro Fujinami (29, Oakland Athletics) threw a challenge to the major leagues in the 2023 season. During his high school years, he was highly expected to be called a rival to Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels), but collapsed with another large-scale concession in the big leagues.

On the 23rd (Korean time), Fujinami started against the Texas Rangers in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, USA.

On this day, Fujinami is Marcus Simeon (2nd baseman), Travis Jankowski (left fielder), Nathaniel Rowe (1st baseman), Adolis Garcia (right fielder), Josh Young (3rd baseman), Jonah Haim (catcher), Brad Miller (designation) Batter) – Josh Smith (shortstop) – Leody Taveras (center fielder) faced the Texas batting line.

From the first episode, Fujinami struggled. He threw a slider to Garcia in the middle with two outs on first base in the bottom of the first inning, when the team was leading 2-0, and it became a two-run home run that went over the left fence and made it 2-2. Even after that, he gave up hits and walks and faced a crisis with 2 out 1st and 2nd base, but the follow-up hitter Miller was caught with a shortstop ground ball to prevent additional runs.

Fujinami faltered again in the bottom of the second inning. He was hit by a double by Taveras after one out, then sent him out to third base on a wild throw. He hit a timely 1 RBI hit by Simeon from 1 out and 3 base, giving the game a 2-3 comeback. In the 2 outs full base created by giving up hits and 4 balls, Young gave 2 RBIs and timely hits to 2-5, and continued 2 outs 1st and 2nd bases allowed Haim to get 2 RBIs and doubles, widening the score to 2-7.

Even in the bottom of the third inning, Fujinami, who was on the mound, let out a walk from the lead batter. Afterwards, he sent a runner to third base with a wild throw and a fly ball to center field. Eventually, the Oakland bench put Adrian Martinez in as a relief pitcher. Afterwards, Martinez hit Simian with an RBI in a timely manner, increasing Fujinami’s run by one more point. 메이저놀이터

The final score was 2 innings, 7 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, 2 strikeouts and 8 runs. His ERA went from 11.37 to 14.40. His highest velocity came up to 100.6 miles per hour (about 162 km), but he had to come down the mound before the 5th inning because he could not block the opponent’s hit.

Fujinami recorded his first quality start of the season (less than 3 earned runs in 6 innings starting) with 4 hits (2 home runs), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 3 runs in 6 innings (against the New York Mets on the 16th). He seemed to adapt gradually, but left the mound early, conceding a large number of runs in the next appearance.

Meanwhile, at the end of the third inning, Oakland is trailing Texas, 2-11. Fujinami is facing her 4th loss of the season.

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