Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels) expressed his emotions with a flashy bat flip that had never been seen before. He roared loudly after hitting a home run that was the decisive step in the team’s come-from-behind victory.카지노
On the 18th (hereinafter Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter twice in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the New York Yankees held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. He contributed to the Angels’ 4-3 overtime 10th inning victory.
The 7th inning, trailing 1-3, was the highlight. Entering the 2nd out and 1st base situation, Ohtani kicked up a 96.9 mile (155.9km) four-seam fastball from Yankees right-hander Michael King on the 4th pitch and decorated it with a two-run home run that went over the center fence. The season’s 35th home run that tied the game 3-3. As soon as the batted ball flew, Ohtani released the bat with his right hand and threw it away.
When the home run hit, Ohtani, who turned the base with his fists clenched, entered the third base dugout and threw his helmet off to the ground. He usually expressed some joy, but not as violently as he did on this day. Emotions rose significantly more than the other days.
‘MLB.com’ also said on the same day, ‘Ohtani knew that the ball would become a home run as soon as it hit the bat. After watching him bat for a moment, he landed the bat with his right hand and performed the biggest bat flip of his major league career. Ohtani, who hit the 35th home run of the season with the same run in the 7th inning, said, “He was in a state of high spirits.”
After the game, Angels manager Phil Nevin said, “It was the most emotional I’ve ever seen Ohtani on the field. It was awesome. It was a great scene. When a superstar steps up and shows at such a moment, it gives a lot of strength to not only the entire stadium but also the dugout. It was a really great moment for our team.”
“Everything he does is aimed at winning and becoming the best player in the world,” Nevin said. It has been a disappointing time for Ohtani as it has been for all of us over the past two weeks. But he wants to win here.”
The Angels struggled with 3 wins and 11 losses in the last 14 games since the 29th of last month. Mike Trout fell into a swamp of 6 consecutive losses after being diagnosed with a hip bone fracture for up to 8 weeks in the San Diego Padres game on the 4th and leaving. As the 50% win rate collapsed and the dream of fall baseball faded away, the trade rumors surrounding Ohtani, a ‘preliminary free agent’, were further amplified.
Recently, his performance as a pitcher has been stagnant due to a finger blister problem. In many ways, stress was inevitable for Ohtani, but he roared loudly with the decisive home run that day. As the Angels won with a walk-off hit by Michael Stephanick in the 10th inning of overtime, it was a day where Ohtani could laugh happily with the team after a long time.