Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels)’s three-game winning streak was blocked by rain.
On the 18th (Korean time), Ohtani played as the team’s second hitter and starting pitcher in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) visiting game against the Boston Red Sox held at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, recording 1 run in 2 innings. sold out early
It wasn’t because of sluggishness. Unexpected rain prevented Ohtani from starting the game.
The race was scheduled to start earlier than usual at 11:10 am (local time) in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon, but even this was delayed by an hour due to rain in the morning. From the early game to the delayed start and bad weather, it was a game with adverse conditions overlapping for Ohtani.
Perhaps because of the bad weather, Ohtani was shaken a bit in the first episode. At the end of the first inning, Ohtani, who was in danger of third base safely due to a series of wildfires following a walk by the lead batter, allowed a run when Rob Lefsnyder grounded after one out. However, he found stability by striking out Japanese player Masataka Yoshida on a swing.
Ohtani, who took a breath, found stability by passing the end of the second inning with a tripartite. However, the rain again blocked Ohtani’s path. Due to rain during the third inning, a tarp was laid in the stadium, and it was delayed by another 85 minutes. In the end, the Angels had no choice but to force Ohtani out of fear of injury.
It is the first time Ohtani has thrown less than 2 innings since the New York Yankees match on July 1, 2021 (⅔ innings, 7 runs). His earned run average rose slightly from 0.47 to 0.86 (2 earned runs in 21 innings).
After that, Ohtani focused only on hitting. Ohtani, who scored a heavy hit after one death in the top of the first inning, also recorded a hit in the second at-bat in the top of the second inning and swung a fire bat. Afterwards, Ohtani withdrew due to a fly ball from center fielder in the beginning of the 4th inning, then stepped on 1st base due to an opponent’s error in the beginning of the 6th inning, but was out while attempting to steal the base.스포츠토토 In the top of the ninth, he retired with a fly ball to center fielder. His season batting average was 0.296.
Meanwhile, the game ended with the Angels winning 5-4. In the first inning, Hunter Renfro’s 3-run home run and Brandon Drury’s sacrifice fly led the team to 4 runs, overcoming the baseline and escaping from a 3-game losing streak.