Ohtani who laughed after hitting a home run threw a chance to end and cried
“Baseball genius” Shohei Otani (28, Los Angeles Angels) hit his third home run of the season, but he lowered his head as he stepped down with a hit in the 10th inning of extra time.
Otani failed to laugh even though he had two hits and two RBIs in five at-bats in a home game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) at Anaheim Angel Stadium in California on the 10th (Korea Standard Time).
Ohtani’s batting was not bad. He also made a lot of sharp pitches on this day.
Otani, who started as the third designated hitter, stepped down with a ground ball to first base in his first at-bat in the first inning, but hit a solo home run in his second at-bat.
In the bottom of the third inning with a 3-0 lead, he shot a two-run shot over the left-center wall by hitting a low slider on the fourth pitch by opposing starter Yusei Kikuchi.
Otani, who hit a home run, drew attention by wearing a traditional Japanese pitch, “Kabuto,” and performing a ceremony.
The Angels celebrated putting a straw hat on a player who hit a home run until the beginning of this season, but they have recently put a kabuto instead of a straw hat.
MLB Dotcom said, “The Angels changed their home run ceremony with Ohtani’s idea.”
Otani’s third home run of the season drew attention by hitting his high school senior, Kikuchi.
Otani and Kikuchi graduated from Hanamaki Higashi High School in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. A month before Otani entered school, Kikuchi graduated and did not go to school together.
Otani took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning with a 3-0 lead and hit a heavy hit to Kikuchi
The game was played in a slugfest, and the Angels gave up two runs in the top of the 10th inning of extra time, losing to 10-12.
The Angels took a chance to finish the game in the bottom of the 10th inning of extra time. With two outs and a full base opportunity, Mike Trout succeeded in chasing by one point with a walk 파워볼사이트추천
The last batter was Ohtani. However, Otani hit a sinking fastball for the third time against his opponent’s left-handed bullpen team Maiza and was out with a grounder to second base