Ohtani hit his fourth home run of the season.
Shohei Ohtani, a Japanese star of the Los Angeles Angels in the US Major League, started as the designated hitter in the game against the New York Yankees held at Yankee Stadium in New York on the 19th (Korean time). The Angels, who usually played Mike Trout 2 and Ohtani 3, swapped places for Ohtani and Trout that day. In the game against the Boston Red Sox the day before, Ohtani played twice and recorded a multi-hit, and it is the Angels who won 5-4.
Could it be because of the second hitter effect?메이저사이트 Ohtani hit a home run in his first at-bat. Ohtani got on base after Taylor Ward hit a double in the top of the first inning. Ohtani hit Yankees starter Clark Schmidt’s 3rd pitch and connected it to a dominant home run. Against Schmidt, who had to catch a strike in a 2B ball count situation, the number of goals was good.
This home run was Ohtani’s fourth home run of the season. It is also the first home run in seven games since the third gun against the Toronto Blue Jays on the 10th.
Meanwhile, Ohtani is scheduled to start the mound in the home game against the Kansas City Royals on the 22nd. He came out as a starter against Boston on the 18th, but was replaced after pitching only two innings. During the match, it rained and the match was stopped for over an hour, and there was no reason to forcibly lift Ohtani, whose shoulders were cold.
From Ohtani’s point of view, it was a futile game. It was a chaotic situation for Ohtani from before the game, such as the start being delayed due to rain. He didn’t win and only worked hard, and although he threw well with one run, his ERA went up from 0.47 to 0.86 because he pitched only two innings.
Ohtani, who threw 31 pitches, will stand on the mound again four days after the Boston match.