Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani showed great strength despite a torn elbow ligament.
Ohtani started as the designated hitter twice in the visiting game against the New York Mets held at Citi Field in New York, USA today (27th) and played an active role with 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 RBI and 2 runs in 3 at-bats.
During the game, he surprised the fans by throwing a large ball that hit the ribbon board.
After the game, Angels general manager Perry Minassian sparked controversy by revealing that Ohtani refused to take a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.
On this day, Ohtani hit a ‘foul home run’ that slightly escaped the foul pole in the right outfield on a 2-ball-1 strike in the first inning with no one-out runners.
A “black hole” was created on the electronic display board hit by Ohtani’s fast batting ball at 173 km/h.
The Mets soon sent a playful message to the central display board saying, ‘We’re sending you the bill for that, Shohei’.
However, Ohtani made a double hit with a fast ball at 176.4 km/h and made the Mets team cry again.
MLB.com said, “Ohtani hit 12 home runs over 440 feet (about 134 m) and 7 home runs over 115 miles per hour (about 185 km).” .
Amidst Ohtani’s performance, the Angels beat the Mets 5-3.
After the game, general manager Minassian met with local reporters such as MLB.com and the Associated Press and said, “When Ohtani was knocked out early due to finger cramps in the game against the Seattle Mariners on the 4th, our club suggested an MRI scan.” The agent said no.”안전놀이터
Ohtani came off the mound after throwing 1⅓ innings against the Cincinnati Reds on the 24th, and soon the club announced that “Ohtani will not be on the mound for the rest of the season due to elbow ligament damage.”
When criticism poured out against the Angels, saying, “Isn’t it not managing the risk of injury to players?”, Minassian’s general manager stood in front of the reporters to explain.
“If a player refuses an MRI scan, the club has no choice but to respect it,” said Minassian, general manager.
However, the reaction of the American local media towards the Angels club is cold despite the explanation of the general manager Minassian.
Ohtani will qualify as a free agent (FA) after this season, and local media are predicting a breakup between Ohtani and the Angels club.