Ohtani’s 4-for-4 no-hitter team hit by a 152km fastball escaped three consecutive losses
Ohtani Shohei (29, Los Angeles Angels) was silent with no hits. During the game, there was also a dizzying scene that hit a 152km fastball.
Otani started as the third designated hitter in an away game against the Chicago White Sox in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) at Garranted Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois, on the 30th (Korea Standard Time) and recorded no hits, one run, and one walk in four at-bats.
Otani, who failed to produce a hit, saw his season batting average fall from 0.269 to 0.263. He has been suffering from a severe slump with one hit in 16 at-bats in the last four games.
Otani had a dizzying experience in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning. Otani, who was at bat with one out and runners on first base, was hit in the calf by the first pitch of 94.6 miles (152.2 kilometers) thrown by opposing starter Michael Kopec. Otani complained of pain, but soon walked to first base. Otani then homered on Brandon Drury’s three-run home run and scored.
However, there was no hit after that. In the top of the second inning, he was caught as a fly to the third baseman in a scoring chance with two outs and runners on second and third bases, and struck out swinging in the top of the fourth inning with two outs and runners on first base.
Ohtani, who faced bullpen pitcher Keenan Middleton with one out in the top of the seventh inning, struck out again and bowed his head. In his last at-bat in the top of the eighth inning, he also stepped down with a ground ball to shortstop 스포츠토토
Otani failed to use his strength, but the Angels escaped from their third straight loss by beating the White Sox 6-4.
Meanwhile, the White Sox’s Liam Hendrix, who overcame cancer, made a comeback. Hendrix, who took the mound as the team’s fourth pitcher on the day, recorded three hits, one walk, and two runs in one inning. Apart from their performance, home fans lavished applause on Hendrix, the hero of human victory