Los Angeles Angels Ohtani Shohei (29) was shaken on the mound, but made up for the disappointment perfectly at bat.메이저사이트
On the 10th (Korean time), Ohtani started as pitcher 2 in the game against the Seattle Mariners held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, 5 innings, 3 hits (1 home run), 5 walks, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, 3 runs, 4 at bats He scored 1 hit, 2 home runs, 2 RBIs and 1 run. The Angels won 5-3 and went on a five-game winning streak.
Ohtani, who was shaken by giving up many four balls on the mound, showed a completely different appearance at bat. He had hits, doubles, and a home run, but unfortunately failed to achieve a cycling hit due to a lack of triples.
MLB.com, the official major league media outlet, shed light on Ohtani’s performance, saying, “There are many factors that differentiate Ohtani from other players, but the most crucial difference is that Ohtani is the only pitcher who can help him at bat.”
Ohtani has already recorded three or more hits four times in games as a starting pitcher this year. It was the first time since Warren Spahn in 1958 that he had three hits so often in a start. He failed to achieve a cycling hit in three of his three-hit starts, coming short of a hit, double, triple, or home run. Ohtani laughed, saying, “I feel really good at bat right now,” and said, “More than that, I’m really happy that the team won.”
However, his appearance on the mound was not satisfactory. Ohtani said, “I didn’t feel good about pitching today. Not only was I out of control, but I couldn’t move my body as I wanted. My body seems to be moving in a way that is a little less efficient,” he said regretfully. Ohtani, who threw 97 pitches that day, used four-seam (38 pitches), cutter (31 pitches), sweeper (18 pitches), curveball (5 pitches), splitter (3 pitches), and sinker (2 pitches). His top speed was 98.5 miles per hour (158.5 km). He tried to actively pitch by increasing the proportion of fastballs more than usual, but in the end he could not properly match the batter.