MVP + home run king is visible! Ohtani’s 23rd home run explosion… LAA ‘six points’ shock’s come-from-behind defeat

Ohtani Shohei (LA Angels)’s hot hitting doesn’t seem to cool down at all. He exploded his 23rd home run of the season, and has already hit 8 home runs just over half of June.안전놀이터

On the 18th (hereinafter Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter twice in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the Kansas City Royals held at Kausman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, and scored 1 hit in 4 at-bats (1 home run) and 2 RBIs. He showed off his hot hitting feeling with one goal and one walk.

The feeling of hitting recently is so great that it cannot be explained in words. Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), who led the American League in home runs, hit a whopping eight home runs, including that day, after being registered on the injured list (IL). In his last 9 games, he has a whopping 7 home runs. At this rate, it seems that it will never be a dream to embrace the home run king along with the American League MVP.

Ohtani’s early game flow was not very good. Ohtani hit a slider that fell low in the strike zone on the 6th pitch of Kansas City starter Mike Myers in the first at-bat with no out and first base in the first inning, but was dismissed with a floating ball in right field. And in the second at-bat with no runners out in the third inning, Ohtani continued silence with a grounder from second baseman.

It wasn’t a hit, but he got an RBI in his third at-bat. In the 5th inning, where the score was tight 2-2, Ohtani got out of Myers’ first pitch strike zone and countered a low-falling changeup in a scoring opportunity with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base. The ball hit by Ohtani rolled as a grounder toward the second baseman, and seemed to lead to a double hit. However, through sprinting, he was judged safe on first base and succeeded in bringing the runner on third base home.

But after that, a disappointing play came out. Ohtani tried to steal second base in the following situation, and at this time, Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez showed a great throw that was ‘automatic tag’. The referee’s decision is out. Before reaching the base, his hand touched the glove, and Ohtani expressed regret.

Ohtani immediately soothed the thief’s regret in the 5th inning. When pitcher Taylor Clarke’s first pitch changeup formed high in the strike zone in the top of the 7th inning, leading 7-2, Ohtani turned the bat without hesitation. A batted ball that gives you an intuition that it’s a home run. Season 23. Ohtani’s batted ball traveled 110 miles (about 177 km) and flew 437 feet (about 133.2 m) before going over the middle fence at Kauffman Stadium.

His activity continued. Ohtani entered the final at-bat in the regular inning with a chance to score with 1 out and 2 base in the top of the 9th inning, where the score was 8-8. And he got a straight walk from Aroldis Chapman and perfectly played the role of ‘link’, and the Angels took the lead again, 9-8, with Mike Trout hitting a timely hit that broke the balance in this chance.

But it was Kansas City that had the last laugh. In the last attack in the bottom of the ninth, Kansas City had Edward Olivares hit and went on base, then used a large runner and took a chance to third base safely through stealing. Here, Michael Garcia scored a tiebreaker, and Samed Taylor hit a timely hit to end the come-from-behind game in the following one out and third base, winning the game 9-10.

The Angels, who had recently been on a two-game winning streak, suffered a shock defeat without being able to defend their lead by as many as six points, and their winning streak came to an end with two consecutive victories.

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