Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) set a new record in 100 years. The American locals were amazed at the amazing performance.
On the 28th (Korean time), the US statistical media Cody Pie Baseball posted on the official SNS, “Ohtani became the first major league player since 1923 to strike out 8 batters in one game and hit, double and triple at the same time.” shared the record and was astonished, “Seriously, it’s been exactly 100 years. He’s really crazy.”
Earlier, Ohtani played as a starting pitcher and third batter in the 2023 Major League Oakland Athletics home game held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. On this day, he recorded 3 hits, 1 RBI, and 2 runs in 5 at-bats, including doubles and triples, and unfortunately missed the cycling hit of the first starting pitcher in the major leagues and his second individual cycling hit.
In the bottom of the first inning, with two outs, he attacked the sweeper of Oakland starter JP Sears and made a ground ball to the second baseman. However, it became an infield hit as he reached first base with his quick feet. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base, Sears hit a four-seam fastball and produced a timely double with 1 RBI through the left middle outfield. In the third at-bat, Ohtani sighed with a shortstop grounder and hit Domingo Acevedo’s first pitch with two out in the bottom of the 6th inning, with the Los Angeles Angels leading 7-5, and scored a triple to right field.
In the long-awaited bottom of the 8th inning, Ohtani kicked up Richard Lovelady’s first pitch slider in the final at-bat with 1 out on 1st and 2nd base and flew toward the center fence of Angel Stadium. On the home run hit, the local relay team cheered and prepared for a home run call, but it was caught by center fielder Esteuri Ruiz with only a few meters left of the fence. If this hit went over, he could have recorded his second cycling hit before and after the Tampa Bay race on June 14, 2019.
However, as a starting pitcher, 6 innings, 3 hits (2 homers), 3 walks (2 walks, 1 hit ball), 8 strikeouts and 5 runs reversed, achieving 4 wins in the season and a record for the first time in 100 years, alleviating regret.
On this day, Ohtani faced a major crisis. Up to the 3rd episode, it was perfect. He struck out five, making three consecutive three-way innings. He suddenly started shaking in the fourth inning, giving up a walk to Connor Capel, followed by a ball hit by Ruiz. Brent Rooker kicked Ohtani’s cutter and pulled out a three-run in the rain. Ohtani’s first home run of the season.
The crisis continued. He hit Jason Peterson and hit second base safely with another wild throw, and allowed Shay Langleyers to run four in the middle of the month, quickly scoring 5 runs. The score is also tied at 5-5. It was the first time Ohtani gave up two homers in one game since the Atlanta Braves expedition on July 23 last year.스포츠토토
Even after that, he was shaken by giving up a double to Ryan Noda and a walk to Tyler Wade, but finished the long fourth inning with two strikeouts as well. Since he had already recorded a large number of pitches, he could have come down only with the winning pitcher condition when the Los Angeles Angels scored 2 more runs in the 5th inning. However, he lasted until the 6th inning and eventually struck out Noda for the 8th time.
A great record in 100 years that would not have been possible without tenacity and dedication. Codypay Baseball’s SNS, which delivered the news earlier, continued to praise fans, such as “Ohtani is not human” and “one of the greatest players on the planet”.