Ohtani’s 42nd home run of “The peak of form” Bang! 2G consecutive hits + 3 hits…L.A. Escaped its 2nd straight loss
Otani started as the second designated hitter against Texas in the 2023 Major League Baseball at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on the 17th (Korea time) and recorded three hits, one home run, and one RBI in four at-bats.
On this day, the Angels’ Reid Detmus took the starting mound. The lineup was connected to Mickey Moniac (center fielder), Otani-Brandon Drury (second baseman), Mike Mustakus (first baseman), Luis Renghipo (shortstop), Matt Thijs (catcher), Hunter Renfro (right fielder), Eduardo Escobar (third baseman), and Randall Grichik (left fielder).
Against this backdrop, Texas starter John Gray. Marcus Simian (second baseman), Corey Seager (shortstop), Adolis Garcia (right fielder), Nate Lo (first baseman), Mitch Garber (catcher), Isquiel Duran (third baseman), Robbie Grossman (designate hitter), Travis Zankowski (left fielder) and Leodi Taveras (center fielder).
It’s Ohtani who blew out the fire from the first inning. Ohtani, who entered his first at-bat after one out, hit Texas starter John Gray’s second-highest fastball and scored a solo home run over the center wall. It was Otani’s 42nd home run of the season, 109.1 miles (about 175 kilometers per hour), and 437 feet (about 133 meters) in distance.
In his second at-bat in the third inning, Ohtani came out as the leadoff hitter and continued his hit streak. After a six-ball match with Gray, he hit a fastball that fell outside and made an infield hit to third baseman. However, he failed to score due to a failed follow-up hit. 스포츠토토
After two outs in the fifth inning, he stepped down with a fly ball to left field in his third at-bat. He then made another infield hit against left-hander Adonis Chapman in the eighth inning. Chapman hit a fast sinker 103.1 miles (165 km) toward his body, and the ball flowed slowly toward shortstop.
In the meantime, Otani sprinted to first base and made a hit. However, he failed to score additional points again this time due to the failure of a follow-up hit.
The game between the two teams was a tight pitching match. In particular, Otani’s home run in the first inning became the winning hit. Otani’s season batting average, which marked two consecutive hits and three hits following the previous day, rose slightly from 0.302 to 0.306. OPS (long-base percentage + on-base percentage) also rose to 1.071.
In addition to Otani’s long hit, the Angels escaped from the swamp of two consecutive losses with a 2-0 victory over Texas thanks to starter Reid Detmers’ one hit, five strikeouts, and a solo home run by Matt Thais in the ninth inning.
On the other hand, Texas made a chance with no outs and runners on first and second base in the last ninth inning, but unfortunately ended its second consecutive victory with Haim strikeout, Zankowski right fielder fly ball, and Taveras strikeout.