Wept over the terrible misfortune. The moment when the game seemed to be over, Ohtani Shohei (29, LAA) wrote a manga once again. It was a home run in the bottom of the ninth that exploded again following the previous day.
On the 17th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Houston Astros held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. recorded
As a result, Ohtani’s batting average for the season slightly decreased from 0.302 to 0.301 (107 hits in 355 at-bats), while the on-base percentage (0.386) was maintained and the slugging percentage increased from 0.661 to 0.665. OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) also rose to 1.051. As a pitcher, he is 7-5 with an ERA of 3.50.
Resentful Ohtani, Houston suffering even with no hitsOhtani, who started as the designated hitter in the bottom of the first inning, hit homerun-like fouls one after another, and was unfortunately dismissed with a straight hit by the shortstop. His exit velocity reached a whopping 101.6 miles per hour (163.5 km).
Unlucky batted balls followed one after another. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, with no runners safe, second baseman Mauricio Dubon’s hobo rain blocked it and the hit was stolen.
Even in the bottom of the 5th inning, when the team turned 3-1, he went to bat with 1 out, but was blocked by center fielder Jake Myers’ defense and lowered his head.
It was Ohtani, who had been silent with no hits, but Houston could not let down its guard. At the end of the 7th inning, when the Angels were leading 4-3, Ohtani took the bat and played a difficult match at second base, but when the ball count was unfavorable, he eventually chose an automatic intentional ball.
However, after that, the ball hit the body and a sweeping double hit by Taylor Ward widened the score to 7-3.
In the end, Ohtani, who showed off his ‘comics tearing’, bangs in the ninth episode! exploded two days in a rowThe team allowed 2 points in the 8th inning and 4 more points in the 9th inning, and allowed a 7-9 reversal. Ohtani waited for the decisive moment. In the bottom of the 9th inning when the team was trailing 7-9, he stood at bat again with no runners.
Houston replaced Rafael Montero with Phil Mayton on the mound. Ohtani hit a 90-mile (144.8 km) four-seam fastball formed at the height of Mayton’s first pitch, and the ball flew 125 meters at a speed of 105.4 miles (169.6 km). A solo gun pursuing 8-9.
With Ohtani’s 34th pitcher, he widened the gap with Lewis Robert (Chicago White Sox, 27), who was second in homers in the American League (AL), to 7, and ran away with 4 from Matt Olson (Atlanta Braves, 30), who was second overall in the MLB. was a home run.
Ohtani also hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth against Houston on the 16th. In the previous at-bat, he struck out two swings and withdrew with a ground ball to second baseman. It was difficult to anticipate the last at-bat. It was because opposing closer Ryan Presley had been on a no-hitter against 42 hitters before him.
However, in the bottom of the ninth when the team was leading 9-12, Ohtani hit Presley’s slider and fired a follow-up solo shot. Ohtani boasts a stronger aspect at the end of the game.
Nevertheless, the possibility of trade between Jin LAA and Ohtani is growing.However, unlike the previous day, the Angels could not turn the game around. 46 wins, 48 losses, and fell back to 4th place. They are also ranked 7th in the AL wild card competition.
Interest is already growing in Ohtani’s move to finish this season and obtain the qualification as a free agent (FA). As Ohtani expresses satisfaction with life in LA, there is a possibility of remaining if the team’s performance is supported, but the team is in a situation where it is difficult to guarantee advances to fall baseball.
That is why the possibility of trading increases. The story of the trade is getting more and more popular in the local area. It is said that the teams that are likely to advance to fall baseball this season are trying to minimize bleeding by taking Ohtani as a trade and signing a free agent contract after the season.
MLB.com quoted reporter John Moroshi on the 16th and said, “The Los Angeles Angels are currently listening to Ohtani’s trade inquiries.” Moroshi, who appeared on MLB Network, said, “According to an official familiar with the club’s internal circumstances, the possibility of a trade is still low, but it is open.” It’s a situation where you have no choice but to listen.”안전놀이터
“However, the difficult part (regarding the trade balance) is that there is no case that can be compared with the past,” he said. “You’ll have to start thinking. That’s where the Angels are right now.”
Ohtani is an unprecedented superstar in MLB history, to the extent that rumors say that he will sign a contract worth between $500 million and $600 million (759.2 billion won) after this season. Since Ohtani has never experienced fall baseball since joining, it is only natural that he dreams of higher goals. The more the Angels fail to develop their fall baseball hopes, the greater the possibility of a trade. The MLB trade deadline is the 2nd of next month. Within two weeks, the attention of world baseball is focused on whether Ohtani’s future will change.