Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels) made up for the sluggish mound with a hit.
On the 28th (hereinafter Korean time), Ohtani played as a starting pitcher and third hitter in the 4th game of the 4th home game against the Oakland Athletics in the 2023 major league held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, 6 innings from the mound, 3 hits (2 home runs) 5 He won his 4th win (undefeated) of the season with 8 strikeouts, 5 runs, and played an active role at bat with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 2 runs in 5 at-bats.
Ohtani returned to the mound six days after the game against Kansas City on the 22nd. In the first inning, without a four-seam fastball, a 9-pitch three-way inning was played with a sweeper, cutter, and splitter. He struck out leadoff Esteuri Ruiz before hitting Conor Capel and Brent Rooker in back-to-back hits.
He was perfect twice as well. He struck out back-to-back Jace Peterson-Shay Langelliers and caught Ryan Noda on a fly ball from shortstop. This inning featured a four-seam fastball with a maximum speed of 98.6 miles (158 km) for the first time, and the combination of sweeper and cutter stood out.
The third inning, where he met Aledimis Diaz-Tony Kemp-Tyler Wade, was also a three-way offense with two strikeouts. It was Ohtani who showed a perfect pitch against 9 batters until the 3rd inning.
Ohtani shook sharply in the fourth inning, leading 5-0. After leading Ruiz on the first base, he stole second base and was quickly put on third base safely with a wild throw. Afterwards, he dedicated a 3-run homer to Rooker on first and third base, which led to Capel’s walk. The ball hit the top of the fence in the middle right and went over, becoming the first home run of the season.
Ohtani continued to shake. He sent the follow-up Peterson back to the sand dune, and with a wild throw, he brought second base safely, and even hit the Langelliers opponent with a painful two-run gun. The sweeper thrown from 3B-1S was driven to the center, and on July 23 last year, after the Atlanta Braves expedition, it was 279 days before he recorded two homers in one game.
Ohtani later met Noda and dedicated a double for recognition, and was in a scoring position crisis again, but took a breather by striking out Diaz on a fly ball in left field and Kemp on a miss, and struck out Louise at 2nd, 1st and 3rd base, which led to Wade’s walk. I finished the inning with difficulty.
Ohtani regained stability in the 5th inning and had a three-way inning. Afterwards, the batting line made a 7-5 lead in the 5th inning and met the victory requirements, and in the 6th inning, he climbed the mound and finished the pitcher’s duty by handling the third baseman foul fly with the 2nd and 1st baser Kemp, who was facing Diaz’s sand ball. 93 pitches. 먹튀검증
Ohtani passed the baton to Matt Moore in the 7th inning, leading 8-5, and became the designated hitter. His earned run average rose from 0.64 to 1.85.
Batter Ohtani was brilliant. In the first inning, which was 0-0, with no runners, he opened the start of the hit show with an infield hit using quick feet. Afterwards, in the 3rd inning when the match was 0-0, he completed a multi-hit early by hitting a 1-run, 1st and 3rd base chance with a first-run double. Ohtani even scored on Brandon Drury’s three-run home run.
Ohtani, who stopped shortstop grounders in the 5th inning with a 5-5 match, achieved his first 3 hits of the season with a triple after two outs in the 6th inning with a 7-5 lead. While the ball hit the right wall and bounced out, it passed through second base and reached third base, reporting the first triple of the season. Afterwards, he even scored a run on Anthony Rendon’s double.
Ohtani attempted a cycling hit with 1 company, 1st and 2nd base in the 8th inning, leading 8-7. Pitcher Richard Lovelady, who changed with the appearance, hit the first pitch slider to the warning track in front of the middle wall, but was blocked by center fielder Ruiz’s rain, swallowing regret.
After hitting his first three hits of the season, Ohtani’s season batting average rose from .26.1 to 2.7.8.
The Angels sprinted to three consecutive victories by beating Oakland 8-7 thanks to Ohtani’s decision-breaking performance. They finished with 3 wins and 1 loss in their 4 home matches, and recorded 14 wins and 12 losses for the season. On the other hand, Oakland, which suffered three consecutive losses, became 5-21.