It’s crazy Otani is the first starter in ML history to hit a huge home run in anger
Unfortunately, Cycling Hit’s record failed
Ohtani Shohei (29, Los Angeles Angels) hit a home run in the game he started. It was a huge home run with anger that he hit while allowing a home run as a pitcher earlier. On top of that, he also played the best as a batter. He swung a four-hit hard hit without a double in the cycling hit (Hit for the Cycle). For the first time in Major League Baseball history, a starting pitcher could be seen setting a cycling hit record, but it was unfortunately canceled. Previously, a pitcher had set a cycling hit record (Jimmy Ryan of the Chicago White Stockings at the time in 1888), but there was never a starting pitcher. Still, he became the first major league starting pitcher to complete the “5th base” game.
The LA Angels won 9-5 after a slugfest against the Baltimore Orioles in the 2023 Major League Baseball away game at Oriole Park in Baltimore, Maryland, on the 16th (Korea Standard Time). With the victory, the Angels escaped from two consecutive losses, marking 22-20 losses. Baltimore, on the other hand, had a 26-15 record with two consecutive losses. It ranks second in the American League East.
Ohtani succeeded in achieving five wins (2 losses) of the season with four hits (3 home runs), five strikeouts, two walks, and five runs (5 earned runs) in seven innings as a pitcher. However, the ERA soared from 2.74 to 3.23. His total number of pitches was 98, of which 61 were strikes. He also recorded four hits (one home run) in five at-bats, three RBIs, three runs and one walk. His season batting average increased from 0.287 to 0.303.
Otani, who first stepped on the ground as a batter in the top of the first inning, walked on base, signaling his performance of the day. After picking up a straight walk against Rodriguez, he went to third base on Renfro’s follow-up double, but failed to score as Thais struck out
the bottom of the first inning. Ohtani took the mound as a pitcher. It was a three-way exit. He struck out Santander for the seventh pitch after hitting an infield grounder side by side with Mullins and Rutchman.
In the top of the second inning, Angels batters scored the first run and helped Ohtani. After one out, Renhipo and Wallats hit back-to-back to take the first and third base opportunities. Neto then scored a sacrifice fly RBI to center field (1-0)
Ohtani, who was supported by the batters after a long time. However, he lost a point in the bottom of the second inning, causing a crisis. After one out, Henderson gave up a right-handed hit, and after two outs, Fraser hit a two-run shot over the right fence (1-2)
The two teams exchanged two points in the third inning. Ohtani got on base again. After one out, he hit a heavy hit, and after two outs, he went to second base when Thais walked. He then turned the game around 3-2 by stepping home when Ashela’s two-run timely double.
However, pitcher Ohtani shook and lost the lead. With leadoff hitter Matteo allowed a walk, the situation is two outs and a runner on first base. He threw the first pitch against Santander, but a two-run shot crossed the fence in the middle (3-4) Ohtani, who lost two home runs early in the game, could not hide his regret.
And eventually, he fired a home run mixed with anger. In the top of the fourth inning, Angels leadoff hitter Walatz drew a superiority tie solo arch. (4-4) After one out, Ward and Trout continued their chances of first and second base with consecutive hits, and Otani entered the batter’s box. Here, Otani properly rolled up Rodriguez’s curve (129.2km) in the middle and connected it with a three-run shot that directly hit the iron door in the right stands. (7-4) It was a huge home run with a distance of 138 meters. The ninth homer of the season. Even after hitting a home run, Ohtani did not seem to be very happy as if he was conscious of a home run earlier. He maintained a cool look even when he entered the dugout and shared high fives with his teammates. The Angels’ onslaught continued. Renfro’s walk combined with Thais’ timely double to add a run and run away to 8-4
Otani, who was on the rise after a three-run shot, retired when he made three batters in the bottom of the fourth inning. At the top of the fifth inning, Otani’s bat fired up again. a situation in which two outs are no runners. Ohtani hit a triple that cut right-center against Logan Gillaspi. Otani didn’t sprint because he played as a pitcher, but he still stood up to third base. Otani’s second triple of the season. The triple left Otani with only one double left for the cycling hit. Otani scored a goal in Renfro’s left-center timely double and ran away to 9-4.
He showed a good batting sense as a batter, but as a pitcher, he pitched somewhat difficult to satisfy himself. The top of the fifth inning. a situation in which two outs are no runners. Otani gave up a superior solo shot to first batter Mullins. He hit a 154.8km four-seam fastball in the middle of Otani (9-5)
Since then, Otani has appeared to be somewhat in poor condition, shaking his head wide on the mound. Still, he completed his mission without any additional runs. Ohtani, who retired after taking Baltimore’s clean-up trio in the sixth inning. He also took the mound in the seventh inning and threw a walk to Babra after two outs, but finished his pitch by catching Matteo with a center fielder flyout.
Ohtani entered his fifth at-bat in the top of the seventh inning. Now, if he hits a double, he will achieve his second cycling hit in his personal big league career. 1 out, 1st and 2nd base chance. Otani hit the fourth pitch with an unfavorable ball count of 0-2, but the ball headed in front of the second baseman.
And the Angels’ last attack in the top of the ninth inning. Otani’s opportunity to set the first record in Major League history has come again. Neto and Ward stepped down with a base hit, but Trout picked up a walk. Ohtani then entered the batter’s box. He missed his second pitch after the first strike. Otani looked somewhat uncomfortable. Ohtani, who often had a bad look on the mound. And the third ball. The ball that Otani pushed fell in front of the left fielder. Although it wasn’t a double, it was the first time Otani completed a fifth base game in the Major League 메이저사이트