Ohtani Shohei (LA Angels) was silent for two consecutive games. The team also fell into a two-game losing streak 안전놀이터.
On the 18th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the 2023 major league match against the Baltimore Orioles held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and recorded no hits in 4 at bats. His season batting average dropped from 0.296 to 0.288.
Ohtani made his first at-bat with two outs and no runners in the bottom of the first inning. He caught and hit Kyle Bradish’s 89.1 mph (about 143 km/h) slider, but fell back with a fly to left field.
With the score trailing 0-1 in the top of the 4th inning, lead batter Mike Trout hit a home run to tie the game and Ohtani came out. Ohtani hit Brady’s 94.1 mile (approximately 151 km/h) four-seam fastball in the 1B1S situation, but was again out with a floating ball in left field.
Ohtani came out as the lead batter in the top of the 7th inning. He swung his bat at the slider driven to the middle on the unfavorable count of 1B2S. However, center fielder Cedric Mullins caught the ball and turned Ohtani around.
Ohtani entered the final at-bat in the top of the ninth inning with a runner on first base. However, he struck out on a swing by Felix Batista’s splitter and went into the dugout. Since then, he has not been able to take advantage of the opportunity with a floating ball in center field until Hunter Renfro.
Ohtani made a big success with 4 hits in 5 at-bats, 1 home run, 3 RBIs and 3 runs in the first game of the 3-game series against Baltimore on the 16th, but was silent for 2 consecutive games with no hits in 4 at-bats on the 17th and no hits in 4 at-bats on the 18th.
Meanwhile, the Angels allowed Mullins an RBI in the bottom of the 4th inning and were pulled back to Baltimore. Then, in the bottom of the 5th, Austin Hays hit a one-run home run, making the lead two runs. However, from the 6th inning, the Angels lineup was not able to use their strength. Brandon Drury’s hit in the top of the 7th was the only hit after the 6th. In the end, it ended in a losing series with two consecutive losses to Baltimore.