Los Angeles Angels pitching star Shohei Ohtani (29) was silent for two consecutive games without a hit. The team also fell into a two-game losing streak.
On the 18th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the Baltimore Orioles held at Oriole Park in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He went 0-for-4 and his batting average for the season went down from 0.296 to 0.288.
His first at-bat was after two outs in the top of the first inning. He faced opposing starter Kyle Bradish and was pulled off with a fly ball to left field. Even after one shot in the top of the 4th inning, his second at-bat, he only hit a floating ball in left field.
No hits came after that. In the third at-bat, in the beginning of the 7th inning, he played the lead batter and hit a floating ball to the center fielder and returned to the dugout. In the last at-bat, in the top of the ninth inning, he turned with a swing strikeout with one company and first base.
The Angels gave up a run in the bottom of the third. With 2nd out and 3rd base, Ryan Mountcastle hit a timely 1 RBI hit, leading to 0-1.
In the fourth inning, both teams traded a point each. The Angels tied the score 1-1 in the top of the 4th inning when lead batter Mike Trout hit a solo shot that went over the middle fence. After that, in the bottom of the 4th inning, Cedric Mullins allowed 1 RBI on time with 1 out and 2 base, making it 1-2.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, after two outs, Austin Hays hit a solo home run, widening the score to 1-3. After that, the Angels couldn’t create any chances and knelt down.
For the Angels,스포츠토토 starting pitcher Griffin Canning gave up 9 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5⅓ innings, becoming the losing pitcher.
In the other line, Trout hit a timely hit, including a home run, but had to hang his head with only 4 hits in 9 innings.
With the loss, the Angels recorded a 2-game losing streak. The season record is 22 wins and 22 losses.