Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani (29) kicked off a double and resumed his hit streak. The team had to leave the field showing the worst performance of 18 runs.
On the 20th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in two double-header matches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the “2023 Major League Baseball” held at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. On this day, with 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 run in 3 at-bats, the batting average for the season slightly increased from 0.305 to 0.306.
On this day, the Angels had Nolan Chanuel (first baseman), Ohtani (designated hitter), Brandon Drury (second baseman), Mike Moustakas (third baseman), Logan Ohope (catcher), Randall Grichick (left fielder), Hunter Renfro. (Right fielder) – Jordin Adams (center fielder), the starting pitcher is Patrick Sandoval.
On the other hand, Tampa Bay has Yandy Diaz (1st baseman) – Randy Arosarena (left fielder) – Harold Ramirez (designated hitter) – Isaac Paredes (2nd baseman) – Curtis Meade (3rd baseman) – Oslevis Bassabe (shortstop) – Josh Rowe (right fielder), Jose Siri (center fielder), Christian Betancourt (catcher), and starting pitcher Zack Eflin faced off.
Ohtani’s first at-bat was in the bottom of the first inning. After one out, he came to the plate and he retired to a shortstop float. The second at-bat was in the bottom of the 4th inning. He came out as the leadoff hitter, but was limited to a fly ball to left field.
In the bottom of the 6th inning, he stepped up as the lead batter and showed a snowball, stepping on first base with a walk. The long-awaited first hit came in the last at-bat. In the bottom of the 8th inning, he hit a double from first base unharmed and continued scoring opportunities with unharmed second and third bases. After that, he scored on Drury’s three-run home run.
The Angels’ mound collapsed in the second game of the double header, unable to block the Tampa Bay lineup. The first run was in the top of the 4th inning. Basabe gave up an RBI, a double, and Lowe an RBI on a grounder, leading to a 0-2 lead.
In the top of the 5th inning, a defensive error came out and a lot of runs were lost. After two outs, Adams, the midfielder, could not catch Arosarena’s normal floating ball. The innings that were supposed to end continued, and Paredes hit 1 RBI, Mid scored 2 RBIs and doubles, and Basabe hit 1 RBI, making it 0-6.
The Angels also went in pursuit. After two outs in the bottom of the 5th, Renfro hit a solo gun that went over the left fence and followed it 1-6. However, the good atmosphere did not continue. On the contrary, he allowed big innings in the top of the 6th inning and broke sharply.
In the top of the 6th inning, the Angels scored 1-8 with 2 RBIs from Ramirez, then Paredes gave up a 3-run homer to 1-11, and Siri allowed a 2-run homer to 1-13, allowing 7 runs only in the top of the 6th inning.온라인바카라
The Angels mound still shook, and in the top of the 7th inning, Aresarona allowed a 2-run home run to make it 1-15, and in the top of the 8th inning, Ramirez gave 2 RBIs on time, widening the score to 1-17.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Angels followed Drury’s 3-run homer to lead 4-17 for a while, but gave up a sacrifice fly to Betancourt in the top of the 9th inning and knelt down to 4-18.
The Angels bowed their heads as starting pitcher Sandoval recorded 7 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and 6 runs (2 earned runs) in 4⅔innings. Relief pitchers such as Jaime Barria (9 runs in 2⅓ innings) and Jimmy Huggett (2 runs in 1 inning) who came on the mound also failed to do their part, conceding runs. Fielder Eduardo Escobar, who took the mound in the top of the ninth inning, had to turn around lonely, setting a funny record by tying the opponent’s batting line to the minimum with one run.