‘Pitcher’ Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels)’s sluggish performance was saved by ‘batter’ Ohtani.
On the 28th (Korean time), Ohtani played as a starting pitcher and third hitter against the Oakland Athletics held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, USA. As a pitcher, he is only six days after the Kansas City Royals game on the 22nd.
Ohtani had an ERA of 0.64 before the match. Centered on the new weapon ‘Sweeper’, the ball was more overwhelming than last year.
But on this day, it was unusually sluggish. Ohtani struck out eight, but allowed five runs in six innings, including two home runs in one inning.
In the 1st to 3rd innings, not a single player is allowed on base and perfect pitching. It was accompanied by four strikeouts.
In the 4th inning when the Angels were leading 5-0, they suddenly shook greatly. Four balls, stolen bases, and wild fighting continued, and third base was safely out in an instant. He allowed a 3-run homer to Brent Lucker on the 1st and 3rd bases, which led to a walk again. It was Ohtani’s first home run this season.
The crisis continued. Sand dunes and wildfires continued in the same vein, and Shay Langalias hit another home run against Ohtani. It was a 5-5 tie in an instant.
Ohtani’s ‘2 home runs in 1 game’ is the first time in 279 days since the game against the Atlanta Braves on July 23 last year.
Oakland’s hitter-first attack created another 2-out 1st and 3rd base crisis, but Ohtani managed to finish the inning. In the 6th inning, a sand dune came out, but he finished the inning without conceding and passed the mound with a 7-5 lead. The bullpen kept the victory and achieved 4 wins of the season.
Ohtani, the ‘batter’, was different. From the first at-bat, he harassed the opponent’s selection and made an infield hit. In the second at-bat at the end of the 3rd inning, he hit 1 RBI and 2 bases in a 1 out 1 and 3 base chance. 크크크벳
In the bottom of the 5th inning, when the score was tied 5-5 due to his own hunting, he stopped with a ground ball. However, his fellow batters made it 7-5, and in the bottom of the 6th inning after he was withdrawn from the mound, he hit a triple with 2nd out. He homered on Anthony Rendon’s timely hit that followed.
The Angels allowed the chase to 8-7 at the beginning of the 8th inning, but kept Ohtani’s victory without giving up a tie.