Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) won the first pitching match against Shintaro Fujinami (Oakland Athletics) by decision.

On the 2nd (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the away game against Oakland in the 2023 major league held at Ring Central Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA, and recorded 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 1 run in 5 at-bats, and scored 13 points for the Angels. -1 contributed to the great victory.

Ohtani’s first multi-hit of the season raised his batting average from 0.333 to 0.375. He also posted his first RBI and runs of the season.

On the other hand, Oakland starting pitcher Fujinami was sluggish in his major league debut with 5 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and 8 runs in 2⅓ innings. After losing the game, Fujinami’s average ERA for the season was 30.86.

The match drew attention to the showdown between Ohtani and Fujinami.

The two were regarded as rivals in high school, but their paths diverged after entering the pros. While Ohtani, who doubles as a pitcher, has been on a winning streak and has established himself as the best baseball player in his career, Fujinami has been struggling with pitching and has not grown as much as expected.

The process of entering the major leagues was also different. Ohtani signed a long-term contract with the Angels in the spotlight in 2018, but Fujinami signed a one-year contract with the ‘small market team’ Oakland earlier this year.

In the first major league match between hitter Ohtani and pitcher Fujinami, Fujinami was a landslide victory until the beginning. Fujinami performed perfect pitching, striking out 4 up to the 2nd inning, including handling Otani with a ground ball from the 1st baseman in the 2nd out in the 1st inning.

However, Fujinami began to shake sharply in the third inning. He walked Louis Renhipo, then hit Gio Ursela and back-to-back doubles by Logan Ove, giving up the first run.

After that, Fujinami, who gave up a hit to Taylor Ward and a walk to Mike Trout, met Ohtani again with no bases loaded. This time, Ohtani attacked Fujinami’s 99.1 mile (approximately 159.5 km) high fastball and hit the left wall with a timely one RBI hit.

Fujinami collapsed just like that. She subsequently allowed 1 more hit, 1 walk, and 1 sacrifice hit, and was grounded. After Adam Ohler, who took the mound, was unable to stop the two runners from scoring, Fujinami’s conceding increased to 8 points.

The Angels batting line, which was in a good mood, scored a whopping 11 runs in the third inning alone with Ward’s two-run home run. 온라인카지노

Ohtani even added an additional RBI in the 6th inning. With one out and second base, he hit a heavy and timely hit against Ohler, bringing second base runner Trout home.

The Angels reported their first win of the season by adding one run in the seventh inning and winning big, 13-1. The season record is 1 win and 1 loss.

In the opening game on March 31st, Ohtani was defeated 1-2 by Oakland despite a good pitching with 10 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings.

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