Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani’s consecutive on-base record ended at ’36 games’.
On the 17th (hereinafter Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the 2023 Major League (MLB) away game against the Boston Red Sox held at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and was silent with no hits in 4 at bats. His batting average dropped from 0.313 to 0.288 and the team also lost 1-2. 먹튀검증
Ohtani struggled against Boston starter Garrett Whitlock. He retired with a shortstop grounder in his first at bat, then hit a fly ball to right field in the top of the fourth inning. Ohtani, who remained silent in the top of the 7th inning with a ground ball from second baseman, was out in the top of the 9th inning with a floating ball to left field in a match with Boston’s third pitcher, Ryan Brazer.
Ohtani, who finished the game without a hit or a walk, failed to reach base in 37 consecutive games. The most recent game in which he did not step on first base was against the Houston Astros on September 11 last year.
Among Asian players who have experienced the big leagues, Shin-soo Choo (52 games) holds the record for consecutive on-base records.
As a Texas Rangers player, he reached base in 52 consecutive games in 2018. Among Japanese players, Ichiro Suzuki (43 games) in 2009 holds the record for the most consecutive on-base hits.
Meanwhile, Ohtani will start as a starting pitcher in the final game of the series against the Boston Red Sox on the 18th, and will face Brian Bello for the start.
Ohtani’s performance this season is 3 games, 19 innings, 2 wins, and an average ERA of 0.47.