Just How Impressive Was Kodai Senga For The NY Mets Last Night?
Kodai Senga had himself quite the start on Tuesday night going seven strong one hit innings. He also had nine strikeouts with six of them with that filthy ghost fork pitch. The movement on that pitch is simply ridiculous. The Mets are still basically a .500 baseball team but they have gotten some more quality starts especially out of Senga. He has just over a one ERA at home but has a seven ERA on the road, which is something that will need to change and soon. He tends to pitch very well at Citi Field and he certainly has a ton of talent. Mets manager Buck Showalter is a huge fan of him too. The Mets also need to keep Francisco Alvarez as their starting catcher Below is my quick take on this as seen in the Times Union:
The Mets season has been far less than expectations, but one big bright spot is the play of rookie catcher Francisco Alvarez. He already has 8 home runs and plays like a poised veteran behind the plate. The Mets have other options at the position, but if I’m manager Buck Showalter he’s getting the bulk of playing time, he’s just too good.
MJ and I were joined by Tim Healey earlier this morning right here on Big Board Sports. Tim has been covering the Mets for New York Newsday Sports for many years. Below is our full interview with him.
The Mets will be fine they just have to piece the offense and the pitching together and they will start rolling. It has been really fun to watch Kodai Senga pitch so far this season.