“He’s a different type of player.”
Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) participated as the designated hitter twice in the 2023 major league match against the Texas Rangers held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on the 17th (Korean time), going 3 hits (1 home run) and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats. scored a goal Amidst Ohtani’s performance, the Angels won 2-0.
Ohtani swung the fire bat from the first at-bat. He hit John Gray’s 95.7 miles (about 154 km/h) four-seam fastball with no runners in the first inning and crossed the middle fence. Gray’s ball came in high in the strike zone, but he hit a home run with supernatural power. It was a large home run with a batting speed of 109.1 miles (about 175 km/h) and a distance of 437 feet (about 133 m).메이저놀이터
Gray, who hit a home run, also acknowledged Ohtani’s home run. “When I threw the ball at Ohtani, I thought I threw it where I wanted it to go, but he’s a different kind of player,” Gray said after the game.
Ohtani added hits in his second and fourth at-bats. Both hits were infield hits made by sprinting. In the top of the third inning, he came out as the lead batter and pushed a four-seam fastball outside the strike zone to create an infield hit. Third baseman Ezekiel Duran caught the ball and threw it, but Ohtani stepped on the first base first.
In the fourth at-bat in the top of the 8th inning, he attacked Aroldis Chapman’s 103.1 mile (approximately 165 km/h) sinker. A misplaced ball came out. However, Ohtani sprinted and threw after catch by shortstop Corey Seager, but it was too late to catch Ohtani.
Angels manager Phil Nevin praised Ohtani for his infield hit. “He’s the best player. When a team leader makes a play like this, it brings a different energy to the dugout. It’s as meaningful as scoring a home run,” he said.
Japanese media ‘Daily Sports’ said, “Ohtani delayed his start due to fatigue in his right arm, but it did not affect his hitting and running.”