Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani (29) showed off his strength by striking out 13 out of 15 out counts. He also achieved 500 strikeouts in his major league career, tying the record for the most in one individual game.
크크크벳 On the 4th (hereinafter Korean time), Ohtani started in the 2023 major league away game against the St. Louis Cardinals, which was held at St. Louis Busch Stadium in Missouri, USA, and scored 4 runs with 5 hits (2 home runs) in 5 innings, 1 walk, 1 walk, 13 strikeouts.
Ohtani, who allowed more than 4 runs in 2 consecutive games following the match against the Oakland Athletics on the 28th of last month (5 runs in 6 innings), which was the previous appearance, went down 3-4 and met the requirements for the first loss of the season. His earned run average also rose from 1.85 to 2.54.
However, he hit the 500th strikeout height in his personal major league career with 13 strikeouts. The 13 strikeouts is the most personal record this season, tying the record throughout his major league career. On June 23 last year, against the Kansas City Royals, he pitched 8 scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts.
At that time, he won, but on this day, he had the conditions for defeat. He struck out all three outs in the first inning, but Nolan Gorman hit a solo home run in the first pitch and allowed the first run.
n the second inning, Ohtani, who was in danger of third base safely due to a defensive error and wild throwing, but struck out three batters in a row without conceding, and took two strikeouts in the third inning as well. However, in the 4th inning, Nolan Arenado was hit with consecutive doubles by Wilson Contreras and allowed one run, before hitting a come-from-behind two-run home run by Dylan Carson. Attacked by the main weapon Sweeper.
Ohtani, who had one hit in the fifth inning but struck out all the other three batters, finished the mound with 97 pitches. Centered on sweepers (52) and four-seam fastballs (36), splitters (5) and sinkers (4) were mixed. His four-seam fastball velocity was measured at a high of 100.2 miles (161.3 km) and an average of 98 miles (157.7 km).
He threw a powerful ball that resulted in 19 swings, but two home runs were disappointing. It is a two-game home run game in a row following the game against Oakland on the 28th of last month.