Ohtani Shohei (LA Angels)’s bat caught fire again. Now, even the triple hit category has risen to the top spot.
On the 19th (Korean time)토토사이트, Ohtani started as the designated hitter twice in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the New York Yankees held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, and recorded 1 hit, 1 RBI, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts in 3 at-bats. His season batting average was 0.307.
Recently, the major leagues are hot with the issue of Ohtani, who is about to acquire FA (free agent) qualifications. The Angels, who had been increasing their chances of advancing to the postseason until the middle of the season, expressed their intention not to trade Ohtani no matter what. However, with the recent number of injuries, hopes for fall baseball gradually faded, so he changed his stance, saying he would listen to a trade offer for Ohtani.
Ohtani is having a noisy day by day due to trade rumors, but he raised his concentration in the game.
The previous day (18th), he hit the 35th home run of the season and boasts a feeling of hitting that has not cooled down. 3 games in a row arch. On this day, he hit a long hit and continued a good flow.
Ohtani, who struck out three pitches from Yankees starter Domingo Herrmann in the first at-bat in the first inning, reached base in the second at-bat. At the end of the 3rd inning, when the team was leading 2-1, he chose to walk after a full count match that went from 1st and 2nd base to 6th pitch. Afterwards, he advanced to second base with a wild throw from the opponent, but could not score as the follow-up hit did not come out.
Ohtani is not going to back down like this. He hit a long hit in his third at-bat. Ohtani came to the plate with one out and first base in the bottom of the fifth inning when the team was leading 3-1. He accurately countered Hermann’s 84.7 mile changeup on the second pitch. The ball hit the right field line and landed at the far end of the baseball field. Ohtani ran quickly and landed on third base. It’s a timely 3-base hit. His exit velocity was a whopping 110.5 mph. With this triple, Ohtani pushed Kansas City’s Bobby Witt (6) to second place and became the major league leader in triples.
After that, he had no further hits. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Ohtani had a full count match with pitcher Abreu, who changed from 1 out, but was unable to budge on the 98.2 mph sinker in the 6th pitch and struck out.
Thanks to Ohtani’s performance, the Angels won 5-1. With 49 wins and 48 losses in the season, he maintained a 50% win rate and maintained 4th place in the American League West. On the other hand, the Yankees, who lost three straight games, went 50-46.