Fujinami Shintaro (Baltimore Orioles) recorded a tremendous velocity of 165 km/h.
Fujinami took the mound in the top of the 8th inning against the 2023 Major League Baseball New York Mets held at Oriole Park in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on the 7th (Korean time), striking out two without conceding a run in one inning.
Baltimore created a scoring opportunity with Jorge Mateo’s triple in the bottom of the 5th inning with no runners out. Adley Luchman then scored an RBI with a grounder from third baseman and scored the first run.
Baltimore widened the score in the bottom of the 7th inning. James McCann’s double and Ryan McKenna’s hit made it to first and third base safely. Ryan O’Hearn sent a ground ball to the second baseman. First base runner McKenna was out, but McCann came home in the meantime.
With a 2-0 lead, Fujinami stepped onto the mound. Fujinami threw a 100.2 mile (approximately 161 km/h) four-seam fastball from the first pitch against lead batter Pete Alonso. Following this, he threw two cutters and struck out three pitches.
The highlight was the confrontation with DJ Stewart, the second batter. A four-seam fastball with a first pitch of 101 miles (approximately 162 km/h) went high outside. Stewart swung wrong. A two-pitch, 100.8-mile, four-seam fastball went the same way, and Stewart’s bat went round again. Fujinami chose a four-seam fastball as the deciding ball. The third pitch also went to the same course, and Stewart swung and struck out three pitches. Fujinami’s three-ball velocity was recorded at a whopping 102.6 miles (165 km/h). It is the highest pitch among Japanese pitchers who have entered the major leagues.
After that, Fujinami also threw a four-seam fastball of 102.3 miles (about 164 km/h) after 0B2S in a confrontation with Omar Navaez. Navaez countered, but the shortstop floated away. He handled 3 batters with 9 balls and scored all strikes.
After the game, Fujinami said, “I didn’t think much about the situation. Just as the pitching coach advised, I focused on breathing. I took a deep breath on the mound to calm down and attacked the zone. I focused on those two things.” .먹튀검증
Fujinami moved to Baltimore in a trade from the Oakland Athletics. In the last three games in July, he showed a good appearance with no runs, but in his first appearance in August, away from the Toronto Blue Jays, he was shaken with 1 run in ⅓ innings (visa) and 3 runs. However, he did not give up a run in two of the three Mets games.
“The game in Toronto didn’t go his way. It didn’t come under command,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. “I’m proud that he wants to throw the ball again. He wants to be on the mound. tell me,” he said.
Meanwhile, Fujinami stepped on the major league stage for the first time this season. In Oakland, he played 34 games (7 starts), 5 wins, 8 losses, 3 holds, 49⅓ innings, 48 runs (47 earned), an average ERA of 8.57 and an on-base percentage (WHIP) of 1.66. ERA) Shows improvement with an ERA of 3.12 and a WHIP of 1.04.