It was a day that didn’t work out. Los Angeles Angels pitching star Shohei Ohtani (29) failed to win his 6th season as a pitcher and had no hits as a batter.안전놀이터
On the 28th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the third hitter against the Miami Marlins in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. With 4 at-bats, 1 walk, 1 steal, his batting average for the season slightly decreased from 0.275 to 0.269.
His first at-bat was after two outs in the bottom of the first inning. He only had a fly ball to left field against starter Edward Cabrera. In the second at-bat, at the end of the 3rd inning, he hit a grounder on 2nd base and stepped on 1st base while the opposing fielder handled the runner on 1st base.
There was no hit in the third at-bat. At the end of the 5th inning, 1 company, 1st and 2nd base hit a double hit to the 2nd baseman and turned to dugout. The first on base came in the fourth at-bat. In the bottom of the 7th inning, after one out, he calmly picked out the ball and went on base. Afterwards, he stole second base and succeeded in stealing base No. 7 of the season.
After one out in the bottom of the ninth, his last at-bat, he returned to third base with a straight hit. Afterwards, he returned to the dugout and slammed his helmet down as if he didn’t like something, drawing attention. Considering Ohtani’s personality, which doesn’t usually get angry, this was unusual.
Batter Ohtani was stagnant, but pitcher Ohtani did his part on the mound. He gave up two runs by giving up runs in the first and fifth innings, but the final score was 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 walks, 10 strikeouts, 2 runs (1 earned run), and a quality start (less than 3 earned runs in 6 starting innings). The season’s ERA went down from 3.05 to 2.91.
▲ Ohtani succeeded in stealing base No. 7 of the season after a walk.
In the beginning of the first inning, the Angels gave up the first run to 0-1 with 2 out 1st and 3rd base hit by Yuli Gurriel. The chase began in the bottom of the second inning. With 2 out on 1st base, Geo Ursella hit a 1 RBI double to balance the game 1-1.
The extra run was in the top of the 5th inning. In the 2nd, 1st and 3rd bases, Luis Araes allowed 1 RBI in a timely manner, making it 1-2. However, in the bottom of the 6th inning with 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base, pinch hitter Matt Tais hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs, turning the score 3-2, and Ohtani’s 6th win of the season was met.
Reed didn’t go far. Ohtani’s 6-win requirement disappeared as he gave up another come-from-behind game. In the top of the 7th, relief pitcher Chase Silces hit a two-run home run by Horé Solaire from first out and third base to take a 3-4 lead. Afterwards, in the bottom of the 8th inning, Ashela, the lead batter, pursued a solo shot to 4-4.
Both teams couldn’t decide the winner in the regular innings and went into overtime. In the top of the 10th inning, the Angels scored an RBI double from Garrett Cooper due to left fielder Mickey Moniak’s erroneous play in the 1st, 1st and 2nd bases, making it 4-5. Afterwards, he conceded one more run on Jacob Starlings’ ground ball with 1 out, and allowed 2 RBIs to Garrett Hampson in 4-6, 2 out, 2nd and 3rd base, and hit a KO punch with 4-8.
Afterwards, in the bottom of the 10th inning, Ashela’s 1 RBI and timely hit from 1 out and 2 base followed 5-8, but he could not chase anymore and knelt down. With two consecutive losses, the season record is 29 wins and 25 losses.