Attention is focusing on whether Pittsburgh will be able to continue its winning streak for a rebound in the second half of the series against the LA Angels.
Choi Ji-man’s Pittsburgh Pirates will embark on an expedition to the Los Angeles Angels. Choi Ji-man, who returned from an Achilles tendon injury, has been 6 hits and 6 RBIs in 23 at-bats since his return.
In particular, in the third game against Cleveland, he played a decisive role in breaking the team’s losing streak by scoring a timely hit against a left-handed pitcher.
If Choi Ji-man plays in the game on the 22nd, a Korea-Japan pitching and hitting showdown with Otani will take place.
During his time in Tampa Bay, Choi Ji-man only recorded two strikeouts in three at-bats against Ohtani in his MLB career, but had no hits. Will Choi Ji-man, who returned healthy, be able to lead the pirate corps’ winning streak by showing a cheerful swing against Shohei Otani, the “0th-ranked American League MVP”.
Meanwhile, “Pitcher” Ohtani Shohei, who is losing consecutive games, will face the pirate corps for the first time since entering the Major League.
As of the 20th, “Hitter” Ohtani ranked first in MLB overall in home runs (35), triple (7), and OPS (1.075) and is showing a strong sense of hitting.
However, “Pitcher” Ohtani has no wins so far in July.
Otani, who started the previous game against the Houston Astros, took the mound with pride because he had two losses against Houston in the first half, but failed to avoid defeat by allowing five runs in five innings.
Attention is also focusing on whether Otani, who is set to make his second start in the second half, will be able to break his losing streak against Pittsburgh.
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