Los Angeles Angels ‘two-hitter’ star Shohei Ohtani’s final hit made all the American and Japanese media go crazy.
The Angels won 2-1 in an away game against the 2023 Major League Houston Astros held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time).
The Angels, who lost 2-5 on the 2nd, 2-6 on the 3rd, and 6-9 on the 4th, avoided a sweep loss with one hit by Ohtani. Ohtani, who started as the designated hitter, recorded 1 hit and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats that day. One hit was the final blow to save the team.
Ohtani, who was caught with a fly ball to left field, a ground ball in front of first baseman, and a ground ball in front of second baseman in the preceding three at-bats, hit a double at the right time in the right field side with two outs and first base in the 8th inning when the team faced 1-1.
After the game, MLB.com praised, saying, “The Angels desperately needed a shot to avoid a sweep loss in 4 games, and the savior in the 8th inning was superstar Ohtani, a ‘two-hitter’.”
In addition, MLB.com noted that “Ohtani tore Houston reliever Mayton” and “played a great role.”
The Japanese media also helped. ‘The Digest’ said, “The hero mode was activated,” and “He hit a double that became the final blow in the 8th inning, breaking the team’s three-game losing streak.”스포츠토토
The media then said, “The local (US) media is applauding Ohtani’s performance.” The American media ‘LA Times’ noted that “Ohtani activated ‘hero mode’ in the game against Houston.”
Angels manager Phil Nevin said, “Opponent pitcher Phil Mayton is one of the toughest pitchers to play against. Ohtani hit really well,” he praised.