Throwing 163 kilometres per hour…Fujinami ‘loses six’ in first start in 42 days, replaced after two runs in first inning; onetime rival Ohtani also struggles with five runs in six innings

Oakland Athletics’ Shintaro Fujinami, 29, who is struggling in his first year in the major leagues, suffered his sixth loss of the season before the first inning was over. He allowed two runs on two hits in one inning in his start against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.

Fujinami was scheduled to go 1-2 innings as the opener for the day, but left the game after throwing 19 pitches in the first inning. His ERA rose to 12.19.토토사이트

Oakland’s 0-4 start is their worst of the year. After three days, they are 12-47 with a 2.3 winning percentage. That’s the worst winning percentage of any of the 30 major league teams.

This is his first time pitching the opener in the majors. After starting the season as a starter, Fujinami was relegated to a middle-of-the-rotation role as his struggles continued. The opener was his first start in 42 days since April 22 against the Texas Rangers.

Things looked good until the bottom of the first inning. He walked the 1-2 table setters.

He got Luis Araez on a foul fly to third and Jorge Solea on a grounder to second. He hit Arajuez with a 154 mph outside fastball and Solea with a 157 mph up-and-away fastball.

The tide turned in the second inning. He faced No. 3 Brian Cruz for two strikes. On a favourable pitch count, he lined a 160 mph fastball up the middle. Second and first.

Then the worst happened. He threw a 159 mph fastball to the No. 4 hitter, Jesus Sanchez. Sanchez smashed the fastball into the middle of the strike zone for a two-run homer to left field. 2-0.

Fujinami retired No. 5 Yurieski Gurriel on a forkball and then came down the mound. His fastball to Gurriel touched 163 kilometres per hour, his highest velocity of the day.

Shohei Ohtani (29-LA Angels), a former rival of Fujinami’s in Nippon Professional Baseball, also struggled on the day.

Ohtani started against the Houston Astros and gave up five runs on nine hits, including two home runs, in six innings. It’s the most runs he’s allowed in a single game this season. He suffered his second loss of the season (5) and saw his ERA (3.30) climb into the triple digits.

He gave up a two-run homer to No. 3 Jordan Alvarez in the first inning and a two-run homer to No. 8 Corey Jenks in the sixth.

Ohtani, batting first, went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.

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