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Mets pitcher Kodai Senga speaks during a news conference in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Thursday.
Feb 23, 2024
Mets' Senga likely to miss Opening Day with shoulder strain
Kodai Senga, the Mets’ most successful starting pitcher last season, has been shut down indefinitely due to a right-shoulder strain.
Shintaro Fujinami pitches for the Orioles in Baltimore, Maryland, on Sept. 29, 2023. Fujinami signed with the Mets as a free agent on Wednesday.
Feb 15, 2024
Shintaro Fujinami signs one-year deal with Mets
Fujinami was a free agent after his debut year in MLB, which started with the Oakland Athletics before he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles.
Driveline Pacific Rim director Frank Minamino (second from right) poses with Lions pitcher Kaito Yoza (left) Hawks pitcher Shuta Ishikawa (second from left) and the Lions' Kona Takahashi.
Feb 2, 2024
NPB pitchers embracing Driveline Baseball method
NPB players are working with Driveline Baseball in greater numbers.
New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field in New York on Sept. 27.
Nov 14, 2023
Mets right-hander Senga second in NL Rookie of the Year vote
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll was the unanimous winner.
New Giants manager Shinnosuke Abe (right) poses with former manager Tatsunori Hara during a news conference on Friday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Oct 9, 2023
Shinnosuke Abe hoping to join special group of Giants managers
Shinnosuke Abe is hopeful of guiding the Giants back to the Central League summit.
The Mets' Kodai Senga finished his first season in MLB with 202 strikeouts and a 12-7 record.
Sep 28, 2023
Mets' Kodai Senga reaches 200 strikeouts in final start of rookie season
Kodai Senga capped a stellar rookie campaign for the New York Mets by recording his 200th strikeout in his final start of the season on Wednesday.
Mets starter Kodai Senga pitches against the Diamondbacks during the first inning in New York on Thursday.
Sep 15, 2023
Kodai Senga strikes out 10 as Mets blow out Diamondbacks
Kodai Senga has given up just three runs in 19 innings in September to lower his ERA to 2.95.
New York Mets starting pitcher Kodai Senga during the first inning of the team's win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Aug 20, 2023
Kodai Senga picks up 10th win as Mets trounce Cardinals
The former Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks ace struck out five and walked two en route to winning his third straight start.
Mets starter Kodai Senga pitches against the Cubs in New York on Monday.
Aug 8, 2023
Kodai Senga earns eighth win as Mets rout Cubs
Senga was pitching in the rain after being tagged with a loss Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2023
Shohei Ohtani eyes first home run at third straight All-Star Game
Ohtani received the most fan votes for AL position players and was picked among 13 AL pitchers by fellow MLB players, getting a two-way nod for the third straight year.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2023
Kodai Senga strikes out 12 as Mets rally past Diamondbacks
New York Mets rookie Kodai Senga (7-5) matched his career best of 12 strikeouts while tossing a career-high eight innings in his team's 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix on Wednesday night.
Japan Times
May 18, 2023
Kodai Senga strikes out 12 during Mets' victory over Rays
The former Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks ace, who is in his first season in MLB, is 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA and 55 strikeouts in eight games.
Japan Times
May 12, 2023
Mets' Kodai Senga takes second loss after being roughed up by Reds in first inning
New York Mets pitcher Kodai Senga surrendered a season-worst five runs in five innings of work in a 5-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2023
Revitalized Yusei Kikuchi earns fourth straight win to continue hot start for Blue Jays
Kikuchi has allowed more than one earned run just once in five starts.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2023
Kodai Senga earns third win as Mets beat Giants
New York Mets pitcher Kodai Senga earned his third win after getting through five innings in a 9-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2023
Kodai Senga strikes out eight to win MLB debut with Mets
All eight of his strikeouts came on his best pitch, which has been called a 'ghost fork'
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2023
With this Japanese ace, the ghost stories are true
Fans, teammates and even opponents are excited to see new Mets ace Kodai Senga's trademark 'ghost fork' — if they can manage to track it.
Japan Times
Dec 26, 2022
Mets' Kodai Senga well equipped to meet MLB challenge
“He's got Ohtani stuff on the mound. He's not hitting home runs, but on the mound, pitch-for-pitch, they have the same stuff.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2022
Kodai Senga says it's 'surreal' to join Mets rotation
The 29-year-old right-hander won five Japan Series titles with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and helped Samurai Japan win gold at last year's Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
Dec 18, 2022
Right-hander Kodai Senga joins Mets on five-year deal
After joining the Hawks in 2011 out of high school, Senga is 87-44 with a 2.59 ERA and had at least 10 wins for seven straight years since 2016.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world