Ohtani Shohei (27, LA Angels) struggled with his first pitch, but became the winning pitcher. As a hitter, he played 3 on-base games including a timely wedge hit.
On the 6th (Korean time), Ohtani played as the starting pitcher and third designated hitter in the game against the Seattle Mariners held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA. As a pitcher, he gave up 3 hits, 6 walks, 8 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings.
Ohtani played as the starting pitcher and third-designated hitter against the Oakland Athletics on March 31, the regular season opener. He gave up no runs on 2 hits, 10 strikeouts and 3 walks in 6 innings as a pitcher, but his first win was ruined by a bullpen fire. 111 pitches.
And this is the second climb. The process was not good this time.
Ohtani faltered from the start. He dedicated one base on a wild pitch after giving up a walk to leadoff hitter Rodriguez. He also allowed a walk to Ty Frances. And he was hit just in time by Eugenio Suarez. While the right fielder’s throw missed, France dug into the home, but third baseman Ursela quickly caught it and put it out of the home.
Ohtani regained a sense of stability after conceding. He ended the inning with back-to-back strikeouts of Carl Rowley and Te Oscar Hernandez.
Ohtani also faced a crisis in the second inning when Logan Ohope turned the score 2-1 with a come-from-behind two-run gun. Colton Wong was treated as a floating ball in center field, but he gave Pollack a walk. The pitch was not good. He struck out Kellernick, but Crawford got a heavy hit and was driven to second base with two outs. Rodriguez induced a ground ball to first base and did not concede.
The 3rd wasn’t even good. The helm was still shaking. He allowed France and Hernandez to walk on base. It was his first two walks in an inning since his major league debut. And even Wong was sent out on a walk, causing a crisis with two outs loaded.
Ohtani started with a left-handed hit by Kelnick, the first batter in the fourth inning. Runner on base every inning. Afterwards, Ohtani, who induced Craford with a double stroke and got two outs, struck out Rodriguez and created the first three-way inning. 스포츠토토
He also finished the fifth inning with three batters. He blocked it with a fly ball, strikeout, and ground ball. Ohtani also went to the mound in the 6th inning. It was the best inning. It was set back to strikeout-strikeout-strikeout. Then, in the 7th inning, which was 4-1, he passed it to Matt Moore and came down from the mound.
As a hitter, he made a three-on-base game. He went 2-for-1 with 1 hit, 2 walks and 1 RBI. His season batting average rose from 0.263 to 0.286.
In the first at-bat with one out and first base in the first inning, he got a walk against Flexen. Subsequent batters all struck out and failed to score. In the top of the 3rd inning, with the team leading 2-1, Ohtani, who entered the plate with one out, hit Flexen’s 3rd pitch changeup, but was dismissed with a floating ball to the left fielder.
In the top of the 6th inning, Ohtani faced Matt Brash, a pitcher who had changed from the first base unscathed. He walked out after a full count match. The Angels missed the chance for first and second base safely.
In the beginning of the 7th inning, with Trout’s infield hit leading 3-1, he hit the pitcher Muñoz’s outside ball, which had changed from 1 out 1 and 2 base, and made a timely hit that pierced the side of the third baseman.
The Angels were pursued fiercely in the second half of the game. In the bottom of the 7th inning, France and Suarez hit consecutive timely hits, and they were chased down to 4-3.
However, after that, he did not concede and kept the victory. Ohtani got his first win. On the other hand, Chris Flexen, who played in the KBO, had 2 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs in 5 innings, but was unable to receive help from the other line and became a losing pitcher.