Los Angeles Angels Ohtani Shohei will start pitching again. This is the second challenge for the first win of the season.
The Angels predicted Ohtani as the starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners game held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington on the 6th (hereinafter Korean time). It is Ohtani’s second starting pitcher this season, and it is a two-hit game.
Ohtani played as the starting pitcher and third-designated hitter against the Oakland Athletics on March 31, the regular season opener. As a hitter, he went 1-for-3 with 1 walk and struck out 2, and as a pitcher, he went 6 innings with 2 hits, 10 strikeouts, and 3 walks.
He struck out as many as 10 in 6 innings and pitched without giving up a single run, but his first win was misfired in the last minute. While Ohtani was on the mound, the Angels lineup only scored one run. The 1-0 lead was lost 1-2 in the bottom of the 8th inning due to fire by the bullpen, and Ohtani’s first win was also canceled.
At the press conference after the start, Ohtani expressed regret, saying, “I was more concerned about the temperature than the pitch clock introduced this season. Then he said, “I was more nervous about the closer’s mound in the WBC Finals than in the regular season opener.”
After that, Ohtani, who played 4 games as a hitter, started a simultaneous sortie as a two-hitter again. Ohtani pitched his first no-hitter game all season, going 0-for-2 against Seattle on the 5th, and manager Phil Nevin replaced Ohtani with a pinch-hitter in the 8th inning. It was a decision that took into account the start the next day.
On the 4th, Ohtani finished pitching 42 pitches to the bullpen with the catcher sitting down before the game. This is a report from the local media that the slider and splitter were checked.
The opposing starting pitcher is Chris Flexen,먹튀검증 a right-handed pitcher who played for the Doosan Bears in the KBO League. Flexen can’t afford it either. He seemed to be establishing himself as a starting pitcher in Seattle, but he performed poorly during the season last year and was even demoted to the bullpen. In the game against the Cleveland Indians on April 1st, after the starting pitcher was knocked out in 3⅓ innings, he came out as the fourth pitcher and blocked 4 innings with 1 run. And the opportunity to start again came to him. In a situation where they have to reestablish their position as a starter, it is bad news for Flexen that the opponent starter is Ohtani.