Only Ohtani-Trout worked… Disgraceful record in 61 years ‘Humiliation’
There is a team that can’t win even though it has two unsung stars, ‘All-rounder’ Ohtani Shohei (28) and ‘Monster’ Mike Trout (32).
On the 8th (Korean time), the Los Angeles Angels played the home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays in the Major League Baseball 2023 held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. Ohtani and Trout played side by side, but lost 3-4.
On this day, the Angels had to accept the defeat by 메이저놀이터one point despite putting Trout as the second hitter in center field and Ohtani as the third designated hitter. This is because there was not a single hitter besides them.
Trout hit a two-run homer in the bottom half of the first inning to give his team a 2-0 lead, and Ohtani did his best by recording multi-hits with two hits in four at-bats, including a double, but that was all. The number of hits recorded by the Angels that day was three. If it hadn’t been for Trout’s home run and Ohtani’s multi-hit, he might have been humiliated by a no-hitter.
Ohtani and Trout are major league superstars who have both won MVP awards. The Angels have two MVP superstars, but that doesn’t seem to necessarily lead to a win.
In the end, the Angels became the main character of a dishonorable record. On this day, ‘Opta Stats’ introduced the Angels’ dishonorable record through the official SNS. This is the case in which two batters who were MVPs hit a long hit side by side, but the other batters did not hit a single hit. This is the first since Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris of the New York Yankees on May 7, 1962. This record was reproduced after 61 years.
It can’t be the sad reality of the Angels. Even with Ohtani and Trout, the Angels went 73-89 (.451 win rate) last year, ranking third in the American League West. Above all, the fact that they have never even advanced to fall baseball since stepping on the stage of the American League Division Series in 2014 shows the Angels’ shabby reality. Their last World Series title remains in 2002.