“I don’t like walking the lead hitter, but…” Ohtani’s trust remains unchanged even if he concedes a run
Coach Phil Nevin’s trust in Shohei Ohtani, the star of the Los Angeles Angels’ two-hit game, remains unchanged.
The Angels won 4-2 in the 2023 Major League Minnesota Twins home game held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA on the 22nd (hereinafter Korean time).
Shohei Ohtani,메이저사이트 who took the mound as the starting pitcher, had a good fight with 2 hits, 9 strikeouts, 3 walks and 1 run in 6 innings that day, but failed to hunt for a multiplier due to the late support of the other line.
In the top of the first inning, he gave up a walk to leadoff batter Joey Gallo, but went through the first inning without allowing a run. Regarding the fact that he gave up a walk to the lead hitter, Japanese media ‘Full Count’ said, “Ohtani has given up a walk to the lead hitter in four consecutive games since the start of the season, but he did not collapse and showed overwhelming pitching.”
Coach Nevin also said, “The first four games of the season were unbelievable,” he said. He looked back, saying, “It’s not my favorite part, but he pitched well.”
Ohtani kept scoreless until the second inning, entered the third inning, gave up a walk to Gallo after two outs, and dedicated a timely hit to Carlos Correa. However, until the 6th inning, he threw a four-seam fastball with a maximum of 99.2 miles, splitter, cutter, sinker, and sweeper, and pitched without any additional runs.
In the 6th inning, the first batter, Correa, struck out with a 98 mph four-seam fastball, and Alex Kirilov struck out with a sweeper. He kept the mound until the 6th inning, striking out even Eduardo Julian and striking out all 3 outs.
Coach Nevin said, “Ohtani always makes the game. We conceded points, but we finished pitching while maintaining the lead.” The media’Full Count’ said, “The trust in Ohtani is thick.”