May ‘staggered’→June also ‘sloppy’…Ohtani, MVP + CY award, so be ’empty-handed’

Los Angeles Angels’ ‘Two-Way Star’ Otina Shohei (29) was greatly distorted. May was somewhat inconsistent. June isn’t off to a good start either.

On the 3rd (Korean time), Ohtani played as a starting pitcher and first hitter in the second game of a four-game series against Houston in the 2023 Major League regular season held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA.메이저사이트

Both results are bad. As a pitcher, he became a losing pitcher with 9 hits (2 homers), 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 5 runs in 6 innings. As a hitter, he went 4 at-bats with no hits, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.

Including that day’s record, Ohtani recorded 71 innings in 12 games as a pitcher, 5 wins, 2 losses, 96 strikeouts, and an ERA of 3.30, and as a hitter, he recorded a batting average of 0.262, 15 home runs, 38 RBIs, an on-base percentage of 0.339, a slugging percentage of 0.520, and an OPS of 0.859 in 57 games. I did it.

Ohtani has been mentioned for several awards such as the Cy Young Award and MVP, but now neither seems to be easy. Especially as a pitcher, the record in May is disappointing. He pitched 5 games and 31 innings, going 1-1 with an earned run average of 4.06. He was still powerful with 44 strikeouts, but the problem was that there were not a few runs.

Amid Ohtani’s sluggishness, the Angels also lost 2-6. The last 2 losses The blow is bigger because it was attached to a team belonging to the same district and lost. With 30 wins and 29 losses in the season, the win rate of 50% has become a precarious situation. The ranking is 4th in the American League West Division.

On this day, Ohtani’s home run was a problem. Scores were awarded from the end of the first inning. He got a hit by Jeremy Pena, and an error sent him to second base. Next, Jordan Alvarez committed a wild throw at the plate and became 1 out and 3 base, and Alvarez hit a two-run four in the middle of the day.

Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani strikes out on a swing in the top of the 6th inning in the 2023 Major League Baseball game held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA on the 3rd (Korean time). photo | Houston

After getting two outs in the bottom of the fifth, he walked Pena and gave Alvarez a hit. Alex Bregman got a timely hit and was pushed 0-3.

In the bottom of the 6th, the cannon was allowed again. This time, the two outcounts were easily filled. However, after giving up a hit to Chaz McCormick, he was hit by a two-run home run over the left-center field by Corey Jerks. The score was 0-5.

He also left a disappointment at the plate. He retired with a fly ball in the top of the first inning and a strikeout in the top of the third, and struck out again in the top of the sixth. He walked in the top of the eighth, but finished the game with a fly ball in the top of the ninth.

Other than Ohtani, the others were also disappointing. Brandon Drury had two hits, one RBI, and one run, while Taylor Ward had three hits and one RBI. Mike Trout went hitless in four at-bats. The team had 9 hits and only scored 2 runs. The pull phenomenon was too strong.

In Houston, starter Framber Valdez led the team to victory by showing off a quality start plus (QS+) pitching with 5 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and no runs in 7 innings. He also took his 6th win (4th loss) of the season.

Alvarez produced 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 2 runs, and Jerks added 1 hit and 2 RBIs. McCormick had a three-hit game, Kyle Tucker had two hits and an RBI, and Bregman added one hit and an RBI. Pena also scored two runs on one hit.

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