Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani (29) continued his 30-game on-base record with multi-hits including doubles in the home opener, but the team lost by a come-from-behind.
On the 8th (hereinafter Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter No. 3 in the 2023 Major League Baseball home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, and hit 2 hits in 4 at-bats and multi-hits.
He has been on base for 30 consecutive games since the game against the Houston Astros on September 12 last year, including seven games this year. His batting average for the season rose from 2.8 6 Lee to 3.2 (8 hits in 25 at-bats).
In the first at-bat in the first inning against Toronto right-hander starter Chris Bassett, Ohtani struck out looking. He froze to a 91.9 mph sinker on the sixth pitch in a full-count win. In his second at-bat in the 3rd inning, Bassett struck out again looking for a low outside changeup on the 4th pitch.
But he didn’t get hit 3 times. In the 5th inning, Bassett hit a 70-mile slow curve toward the body of the first pitch and connected it with a line drive hit in front of the right fielder.
In the last at-bat in the eighth inning, trailing 3-4, he came out as the lead batter and hit a double. After an 8-pitch game against right-hander Eric Swanson, he pulled the outside splitter and connected it with a right double. However, Ohtani remained on base as the follow-up hit failed.
In the end, the Angels suffered a 3-4 come-from-behind loss to Toronto. In the 7th inning, leading 3-1, left-handed bullpen Matt Moore hit a three-run home run from Bo Bisset with 2 out, 1st and 2nd base, and scored the home opening win. 메이저놀이터
Angels starter Patrick Sandoval made a quality start with 6 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 1 run in 6 innings, but blew the win. Mike Trout’s first two-run home run in the first inning did not lead to the final.
In Toronto, Bisset played an active role with 2 hits and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including a come-from-behind final three run. The starter Bassit also reported his first win after transferring to Toronto with the help of the batting line in the ninth pitching game with 2 hits (1 home run), 5 walks, 5 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings.