Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels) hasn’t hit a home run in 10 straight games. He also went two games without a hit, but he did steal 20 bases to improve to 40-20 on the season.
Ohtani started in the No. 2 spot in the lineup against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA, on Thursday and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base. His season batting average is .304.
Ohtani hasn’t added a home run in 10 straight games since the first game of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 24. He is still stuck at 44 homers. Three shy of the franchise record (47 homers). He hasn’t even hit in two straight games since Aug. 3 against Oakland.
Coincidentally, he hasn’t hit a home run since declaring himself “out for the season” with an elbow injury. He’s been hitting for power and even stole a base after a walk, showing off his athleticism. However, there is a lot of debate in the U.S. media about whether Ohtani, who is undergoing Tommy John surgery, should be in the lineup.
Ohtani stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the first inning with the score 0-0. He took a 95-mph fastball on a 3B1S count against Oakland left-hander Kyle Mueller. A groundout. However, he was unable to score on the ensuing at-bat.
Ohtani’s second at-bat came with two runners on and no outs in the top of the third. He responded to an 89-mph slider on a full count, but fouled off the first baseman. With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the fifth, he drew another walk, this time to right-hander Adrian Martinez on a 94-mph sinker at 3B1S. Brandon Drury followed with a strikeout and stole second. 20th stolen base of the season. First stolen base in seven games since Aug. 27 against the New York Mets.카지노
Ohtani’s 20 stolen bases in a season are the second-most in his career after 2021 (26). He is 40-20 for the second time in his career. Despite needing surgery on his right elbow, Ohtani showed he had no trouble stealing, but was thrown out at shortstop on Randal Grichuk’s grounder.
Ohtani batted fourth with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning with the score tied 4-4. He struck out swinging on an 82-mph slider at 1B2S from left-hander Francisco Perez. Trailing 6-10 in the top of the ninth, the first baseman swung and missed at a 1B2S slider off left-hander Kirby Snedd.
The Los Angeles Angels lost to Oakland, 6-10. They’ve lost three straight. Eighth in the American League wild-card race at 64-73. A whopping 12.5 games behind the third-place Texas Rangers.