Shohei Ohtani came out as the 3rd hitter and starting pitcher in the 2023 major league home game against the Oakland Athletics held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA at 5:07 am on the 28th (hereinafter Korean time) and pitched 93 pitches in 6 innings as a starting pitcher. He threw 5 runs, 3 hits (2 homers), 4 walks and 8 strikeouts, and went down the mound. The team is leading 8-5, so it also meets the 4-win requirement for the season.
On this day, Ohtani pitched perfectly, striking out 5 against 9 batters from the 1st to the 3rd inning. The shocking sluggishness began in the 4th episode, when I thought that a really perfect game would be possible.
Hit ball – stolen base allowed – wild throw – walk – 3-run home run – hit ball – wild throw – 2 run home run – double hit and failed to catch an out count and gave up 5 runs shockingly. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Even though it was shaken so drastically, from the 5th episode, it regained its appearance from 1 to 3 times as if someone else was throwing it. Following a three-way offense with 7 balls in the 5th inning, he caught up to 2 outs in the 6th inning and gave up a ball that hit the body, but soon caught it with a foul fly from 3rd base and blocked the 6th inning with no runs.
In the end, Ohtani pitched a perfect pitch, allowing only one on-base in five innings, except for the fourth inning. However, the problem is that in the 4th inning, it swayed sharply and allowed 5 runs.
Ohtani, who eventually passed the mound in the 7th inning to Matt Moore, still seems to be trying to secure his victory by going 3 hits, 1 RBI and 2 runs in 4 at-bats including 3 bases from the plate to the 6th inning.
By the sixth inning, the Angels lead 8-5.