Los Angeles Angels in crisis. Ohtani played a big role in escaping from a 7-game losing streak.
On the 9th (hereinafter Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the San Francisco Giants held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, and recorded 1 hit, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 run and 1 base in 4 at-bats.
Ohtani did her part from the first at-bat.
In the bottom of the first inning, he had a safe second base chance, and after a 5-pitch match with San Francisco left-hander starting pitcher Scott Alexander, he hit a 93-mile inside two-seam fastball to score a timely hit.
This is Ohtani’s RBI, which came out in five games since the Seattle Mariners match on the 4th. Ohtani then scored on subsequent hits by Brandon Drury and hits by Mike Moustakas.
In the bottom of the second inning, with the Angels leading 4-0, with one out and a runner on second base, Ohtani was kicked off with a fly ball to center fielder on a three-pitch changeup by pitcher Jacob Junis.
In the third at-bat at the end of the 5th inning, he took the lead and hit left-hander Alex Wood’s two-pitch changeup, but the right fielder stopped at a floating ball.
On this day, Ohtani was helpless against the changeup. He also struggled in the bottom of the seventh inning when he was leading 6–3. This time, Wood’s changeup turned to a shortstop grounder.
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At the end of the 8th inning, leading 7-5, he went on base with an automatic intentional walk in the chance to score an RBI with 2 out and 3 base. Afterwards, he succeeded in stealing second base during a drury at-bat. Ohtani’s 16th stolen base of the season.
Ohtani’s batting average for the season fell slightly from 0.308 to 0.307.
The Angels beat San Francisco 7-5 that day.스포츠토토
Starting pitcher Giolito blocked it with 3 hits, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts and 3 runs in 6 innings, earning his 7th win (8th loss) of the season. The Angels’ season record, which broke the chain of seven consecutive losses, marked 57 wins and 58 losses.
However, the American League Wild Card Race is still in 7th place. The gap with the third-place Toronto Blue Jays is 7 games, and advancing to the postseason is still difficult.