Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels led the team in a come-from-behind victory by hitting a home run in his last at-bat. However, fans reacted more to Ohtani’s slide than to a home run.
The Angels won a 13-12 come-from-behind victory in the 10th inning of overtime in a home game against the 2023 Major League Houston Astros held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA on the 16th (hereinafter Korean time).
Ohtani, who recorded two hits against Houston on the 15th and showed good hitting with 6 hits (1 home run) and 3 RBIs over the past 3 games, went 5 at-bats (home run), 1 RBI, 1 run and 1 walk.
Ohtani, who started as the second designated hitter, only struck out, grounded, struck out, and struck out until the fourth at-bat in the 7th inning. Then, in the bottom of the ninth when the team was trailing 9-12, he hit a solo home run.
After Ohtani’s solo home run, the Angels tied the game 12-12 and sent the game into overtime.
In the 10th overtime matchup, Ohtani intentionally went out with 4 pitches from 1st out and 2nd base. Ward’s grounder in front of second baseman put Ohtani out from second base, but the opposing shortstop’s throwing error gave the Angels a walk-off victory.메이저사이트
Regarding this process, Japanese media ‘The Answer’ said, “The American media praised it as ‘a victory made by tenacity’ while releasing the video.”
In addition, the media reported, “The opposing shortstop, who was aiming for a double play, made a bad throw while avoiding Ohtani. It could be seen as a risky play, but Ohtani headed for the base. It was a precious scene that ended.”
We also looked at the reaction of the fans. The media summarized reactions such as ‘Ohtani’s sliding is effective’, ‘It seems to have created an opportunity for a bad throw’, and ‘Ohtani’s nice sliding that did not give up until the end’.