Ohtani’s one-man show with a different level of ‘three-run explosion’
Reporter Kim Jin-hwan = Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) of the Japanese baseball team participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) showed off his strength by hitting a three-run home run in consecutive hits in a return game to Japan after six years.
Ohtani started as designated hitter No. 3 in the official evaluation match against the Hanshin Tigers held at Kyocera Dome Osaka in Japan on the 5th. It has been 1974 days since Ohtani played an official match in Japan on October 9, 2017 against Rakuten Golden Eagles.
Ohtani, who was struck out in the first at-bat in the first inning, took a 1-0 lead with 2 outs, 1st and 2nd bases, 1 ball and 2 strikes in the top of the 3rd inning, kicked up Hanshin starter Hiroto Saiki’s 136km forkball and shot a three-run home run that went over the middle wall. raised
Then, in the top of the 5th inning, with 2nd out and 1st and 2nd bases, left-hander Ren Tomida hit a 142km fastball and exploded another three-run home run over the middle fence. Three-run home run. 토토사이트
Earlier, while practicing batting before the game, Ohtani made Japanese baseball fans exclaim by jumping over the fence several times, and showed a relaxed appearance by approaching the stands and signing autographs for fans.