The last time I tasted the winning pitcher was on August 15, 2021. After that, there is a pitcher who has not been able to establish a relationship with victory for a year and eight months.
Kenta Maeda (35, Minnesota Twins) started the 2023 major league away game against the Chicago White Sox held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on the 11th (Korean time), and became a losing pitcher with 8 hits, 3 strikeouts and 4 runs in 6 innings. done.
It is another loss after becoming a losing pitcher with 3 hits, 9 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings in an away game against the Miami Marlins on the 6th. Season 2 loss. ERA 4.09. Overall pitching isn’t bad. He thoroughly pitched with a slider and splitter, occasionally mixing curves and two-seams. 토토사이트
His fastball was only 88-89 mph (143 km). He endured well until the 3rd inning, but from the 4th inning, the number of lost fights increased. The slider thrown at Hanseo Alberto went into the middle and was hit by a decisive three-run gun. But even after that, he couldn’t change his pitching pattern. He pitched strictly with a breaking ball, and his fastball never went beyond 90 mph.
There is a reason. Maeda underwent Tommy John surgery after a game against the New York Yankees on August 22, 2021. He had to take the entire 2022 season off. He recorded an average ERA of 4.91 with 1 win and 1 loss in 5 exhibition games, and started as Minnesota’s 5th starter with the opening. It must be seen that he has not yet reached his peak in terms of pitch and condition. CBS Sports said, “Maeda wasn’t as sharp as his first start of the season.”