‘Welcome, this is my first time in the major leagues (MLB)!’
‘Baseball genius’ Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) swung a hard hit. On the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time), he started as a designated hitter and number 3 in the ‘2023 MLB’ game against the Oakland Athletics held at the Oakland Coliseum in California, USA. He showed his presence by recording 2 hits, 2 RBI and 1 run in 5 at-bats. This is the first multi-hit of the year. The season batting average was also raised from 0.333 to 0.375 (3 hits in 8 at-bats). Thanks to this, the Angels won 13-1.
The match was noted for the match between Ohtani and Shintaro Fujinami. 토토사이트The two were considered the best prospects in high school and formed a rivalry. Fujinami played an active role in 2015, winning 14 wins, the most in a single season for an individual. After that, I had to go through a difficult time, showing a lack of recovery. On the other hand, Ohtani dominated the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) stage by double-tapping. He entered the big leagues in 2018. After finishing the 2022 season, Fujinami signed a one-year contract with Oakland through the posting system and boarded a plane to the United States.
The two had previously faced off against each other in an exhibition match. On the 1st of last month, starting pitchers side by side, Ohtani pitched 2⅓ scoreless innings and Fujinami pitched 2 scoreless innings side by side. After a month, we met again in an MLB regular league game. This time, he faced off as a hitter and a pitcher. As a result, Ohtani won by decision. In the first at-bat in the first inning, he withdrew with a ground ball, but in the third inning, he scored an RBI and a timely hit with a run and a full base. Fujinami was shaken greatly afterward and was beaten. He came off the mound in the third inning.
On this day, Nami Fuji enjoyed the spiciness from his big league debut. He accepted a report card of 5 hits, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts and 8 runs in 2⅓ innings. Fujinami said, “I feel resentful,” and looked back on the parts that were lacking. According to Nippon Sports Hochi, Fujinami said, “It seems that the reason was because he pitched mainly on breaking balls.” He said, “I will do my best to throw well next time.”