Who said Shintaro Fujinami was Shohei Otani’s rival?
It may have been like that in Japan, but in the major leagues, the word rival is colorless. Fujinami became a ‘neighborhood book’.
Fujinami, who signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Oakland Athletics, has ambitious dreams of performing on par with Ohtani, but the major leagues are putting him to the test. He continues to walk after failing to find the strike zone.
In Ohtani’s first big league game against the Los Angeles Angels, Fujinami allowed 8 runs in 2.1 innings. It was too harsh for his declaration ceremony.
Then he gave up 5 runs in 4.1 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. He still had poor control.
In a game against the New York Mets, he threw 6 innings and gave up only 3 runs. He threw relatively well.
However, he gave up another 8 runs in 2.1 innings in a game against the Texas Rangers on the 23rd (Korean time).
His 4-game earned run average is a whopping 14.40.
At this point, Auckland’s patience must have reached its limit. Fujinami’s relegation to the minor leagues had to be considered.
Auckland is likely to make a decision if it fails to create a turning point.
As Fujinami performed poorly again,메이저놀이터 some fans posted comments on Auckland’s Twitter, saying, “I saw the score and knew Fujinami was pitching right away.”
There was also an argument that Oakland should be demoted to minor league Triple-A.
Meanwhile, as of the 23rd, Oakland recorded the worst record among the 30 major league teams with a record of 4 wins and 17 losses and a winning percentage of 109.