Ohtani Shohei (LA Angels)’s home run pace has risen again. He overcame the silence of the previous day (20th) and drew the 11th arch.
On the 21st (hereinafter Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the 2023 Major League Minnesota Twins home match held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, and recorded 1 hit (1 home run), 1 RBI and 1 run in 4 at-bats. did. However, his season batting average dropped from 0.287 to 0.286.
Ohtani, who hit 7 home runs in April, could hardly draw an arch in early May. However, after running his first home run in May against the Houston Astros on the 11th, his pace has improved enough to hit 3 home runs in the last 6 games including this day.
The beginning was not very good. In the first at-bat with one out and first base in the first inning, Ohtani struck out looking for a four-seam fastball formed in the middle of the strike zone on the 5th pitch of Minnesota starter Louis Barland. And in the second at-bat with 2 outs and 1st base in the 3rd inning, the shortstop grounded, and the flow of no hits the previous day (20th) continued.
However, he broke the silence in his third at-bat. In the 6th inning, Ohtani played a game with Baland to 6 pitches, and pulled a 94.2 mile (approximately 151 km) high four-seam with all his might to hit a solo home run that went over the right wall. He drew a large arch with a batting speed of 102.5 miles (about 165 km) and a flight distance of 414 feet (about 126.2 m) with his 11th home run of the season.스포츠토토
I cut off the bad flow, but no additional hits came out. In the fourth at-bat at the bottom of the 7th inning, where Ohtani was trailing 2-7, he struck out on a swing by changed pitcher Jorge Lopez.
Meanwhile, the Angels could not continue the good flow of two consecutive wins. The Angels contributed three runs from the first inning and gave Minnesota the atmosphere. And in the bottom of the fourth inning, Gerard Walsh’s ground ball chased a point. Afterwards, when Minnesota ran away with 1 run in the 6th inning, Ohtani’s home run maintained the gap in the bottom of the 6th inning, but the weight definitely tilted as they gave up 2 more runs in the top of the 7th inning.
The Angels had a chance to score in the last attack in the bottom of the 9th inning, but were unable to score a single point, and lost 2-7, putting a break on their winning streak.