Kodai Senga was one of many major additions that were made by the New York Mets this offseason.
They added Justin Verlander and Jose Quintana shortly after losing Jacob deGrom, with Senga also being added to the mix.
On Sunday, he made his first start of spring training and pitched three innings against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing just one run on a Tres Barrera home run in the second inning.
Senga’s best pitch is what is commonly referred to as his “Ghost Fork.”
On Monday, MLB analysts Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds discussed Senga’s “Ghost Fork” and how it works against hitters.
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The pitch is a splitter, but got the ghost fork name because of its movement.
Vasgersian expressed excitement for the opportunity to see Senga’s big pitch in action this season.
Reynolds then chimed in and talked about how rare and fun it is when pitchers have names for their pitches.
The forkball is a rare pitch.
MLB legend Dave Stewart had a forkball in his pitch repertoire during his career.
But Senga’s forkball was on full display on Sunday against the Cardinals, as he managed to fool hitters such as Jordan Walker and Nolan Arenado with it.
This is a pitch that people are excited to see in action this year and one that can even fool some of the best hitters in the entire business.
Hitters will certainly have a tough time dealing with it whenever they’re facing the Mets and Senga is on the mound.NEXT: Francisco Lindor Will Carry A Special Title At The WBC