Minnesota Twins Kenta Maeda became the winning pitcher after 678 days.
Kenta started on the 24th (Korean time) in an away game against the 2023 Major League Detroit Tigers held at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, USA. On this day, he recorded 3 hits, 2 walks and 8 strikeouts in 5 innings. 4-1 victory over Minnesota. Maeda picked up his first win of the season.
Maeda started his first inning rather shaky. He gave up a walk to leadoff hitter Jack McKinstree, and was hit by Spencer Torkelson to left field, putting him on the verge of conceding a run. However, he struck out Kerry Carpenter and got a double hit from Javier Baez to finish the inning scoreless.
Maeda finished the second episode with a triple-trial. In the 3rd inning, he was driven into a crisis with 2 out and 2 base. This is because after allowing McKinstree a right-handed hit, Torkelson made a check error while at bat. However, he ended the inning by striking out Torkelson on a swing.
Maeda, who finished the 4th inning quickly, was in danger of conceding a run in the 5th. He gave up a hit to left to Miguel Cabrera and a walk to Jake Rogers. A shaky situation. Maeda was put in a position to deal with McKinstree, who had been hit in the previous at-bat. However, Maeda, who took a breather, struck out McKinstry with a swing and ended the day without a run.
In response to Maeda’s performance, the other line also started to support the score. In the second inning, Royce Lewis’ solo shot and Max Kepler’s superior two-run shot scored three points. The bullpen, who followed Maeda to the mound, also finished the game with the fewest runs.
With this match, Maeda harvested his first win of the season after 5 games. After undergoing elbow surgery and going through a long rehabilitation tunnel, Maeda became a winning pitcher 678 days after the Tampa Bay Race match on August 15, 2021 (6 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, no runs).
After the game, Maeda said in an interview with MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball, “I’m really happy to have won my first win. I believe there will be,” he said.토토사이트
Maeda was out of the rotation due to an injury this season as well. On April 27, against the New York Yankees (3 innings, 11 hits, 2 walks, 10 runs, 2 strikeouts), he complained of elbow pain and could not stand on the mound for a long time. And Maeda, who returned after about two months, shot the signal of revival with a perfect pitch.