Ohtani, the hitter who hit 3 runs in the final, saved ‘Tutani’ who hit 3 homers
The best teammate who helped pitcher Ohtani (Tutani) was the batter Ohtani.
Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ido-ryu Ohtani started as a starting pitcher in an away game against the Baltimore Orioles in the Major League Baseball held in Baltimore on the 16th (Korean time), striking out 5 in 7 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 walks and 5 runs.
Ohtani had a lot of runs, but he played long innings and the Angels won 5 wins (1 loss) in the season by beating Baltimore 9-5.
Ohtani hit two home runs in the third inning. It was the result of being attacked with the sweeper pitch, which he has been using as his main weapon this season. The sweeper is a very threatening pitch as it induces the hitter to swing wrong, but the price to be paid when a pitch is misplaced is also high.
However, the Angels scored a large number of 5 points in the 4th inning attack, falling behind 3-4, and seized the victory. Batter Ohtani played a big role in the process of recording a large number of runs.
The Angels tied the game with a solo home run by catcher Chad Wallach, who took the lead in the top of the fourth inning. Ohtani stood at bat in the continuation of 1st and 1st and 2nd base opportunities and fired a 3-run home run that turned the game around at once. Afterwards, the Angels scored a follow-up and overturned the score to 8-4.
Ohtani was hit by a solo shot by Cedric Mullins in the bottom of the fifth. A 96 mph fastball was driven into the middle. However, Ohtani endured until the 7th inning without allowing an additional run, and the Angels kept the open lead to the end.
Ohtani, who played as the third hitter, contributed to the victory by recording 4 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 3 runs and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats. He hit his ninth home run of the season and increased his RBI to 29.
After two outs in the top of the ninth, Ohtani got a dramatic last chance at bat thanks to a walk by second batter Mike Trout. Up to this point, Ohtani, who had recorded all home runs, triples and singles, could achieve a hit-for-cycle if he added a double.
Ohtani hit a left field hit, but it wasn’t enough to make it a double. In the end, Ohtani finished the at-bat with 4 hits and a total of 5 on-base games.안전놀이터
According to ESPN and other US media outlets, it is the first time since 1964 that a starting pitcher reached base five times in the plate.
“I think the record was possible because the sample size was too small, so he didn’t think too deeply,” Ohtani said modestly.
It is extremely rare in the major leagues to have a pitcher and hitter at the same time. That in itself is great.
When Ohtani was given the final at-bat, expectations were high that Baltimore fans would be able to achieve a hit-for-cycle. There has never been a case in MLB history where a starting pitcher has hit four cycles on the same day.
Regarding this, Ohtani said plainly, “I was happy to have the opportunity to challenge the record with Trout’s walk. But he failed.”