Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani posted a Quality Start (QS+), but suffered his first loss of the season.
Ohtani started in a home game against the Houston Astros held at Angel Stadium on the 10th (Korean time) and gave up 6 hits and 2 walks in 7 innings and allowed 3 runs.
The Angels lost 1-3, giving Ohtani the loss. Ohtani, who suffered his first loss in the 8th appearance of the season, went 4-1 and his ERA deteriorated from 2.54 to 2.74.
Ohtani, who threw 103 balls, used 40 of his main weapon, the sweeper, at a rate of 39%, reducing the proportion than usual. He threw 32 sinkers instead and changed the ball formulation. His 26 four-seam fastball velocity showed a maximum of 100.6 miles and an average of 97.0 miles. He also recorded one wild throw and one pitch time violation.
On this day, Ohtani also showed a moment of collapse. He went well without a run, then gave up 3 runs at once in the 5th inning, leading 1-0. On April 28, against the Oakland Athletics, he allowed 5 runs in the top of the 4th inning with a 5-0 lead, and on the 4th against the St. Louis Cardinals, he allowed 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning with a 3-1 lead. He gave 3 or more runs in 3 consecutive innings. In his last 3 games, his earned run average is 6.00 with 12 runs allowed in 18 innings.
Ohtani, who added 7 strikeouts, kept 2nd overall and 1st place in the AL with 66 for the season.
On this day, attention was focused on Houston starter Framber Valdez rather than Ohtani. Valdez won the game with 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 12 in 8 innings. Valdez recorded 3 wins and 4 losses on the season with an ERA of 2.38. He perfectly stole the timing of the Angels batters with a sinker that reached up to 97.8 miles and his main weapon, a curveball with a large drop and a cutter.
Ohtani struck out leader Mauricio Dubon with a 98-mile inside fastball in the top of the first inning, knocked out Alex Bregman with a third baseman grounder, and allowed Jordan Alvarez to walk at the end of 11 pitches, but threw Jose Abreu with a third baseman grounder and innings. finished
In the second inning, he advanced Cory Jerks with a strikeout knockout after two deaths and allowed the base to be stolen, but Myers was blocked with a looking strikeout with a 97-mile fastball outside and passed with no runs.
In the third inning, Bregman was sent out with a left-handed hit after two deaths, and Alvarez was subdued with a second baseman ground ball to lightly block the inning.
With the Angels scoring the first run on Jack Jack Neto’s solo home run in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Ohtani got on base after Kyle Tucker hit the catcher’s hit in the 4th inning, but Jeremy Pena led Jeremy Pena to a third baseman grounder to catch the runner and Pena’s second base. He stopped stealing and ended the inning.
However, Ohtani allowed a comeback in the 5th inning. Ohtani, who sent out leader Jake Myers with a straight walk, gave up second base stealing and was driven to second base safely. Then, Martin Maldonado put an 85.8 mile sweeper into the middle on the 6th pitch from a full count, and was hit with a left-handed two-run home run.안전놀이터
Then, Dubon allowed a right-handed hit and Bregman a hit next to the second baseman, and Ohtani, who was driven to 1st and 2nd base with one out, allowed Alvarez a left-handed hit, widening the score to 1-3. Ohtani then ended the inning by disposing of Abreu and Tucker on back-to-back infield ground balls.
In the 6th inning, he recorded the first three-way offense of the day with 13 balls. After striking out lead Maldonado with a sinker on a swing in the 7th inning, Ohtani allowed David Hensley a right-handed hit, then overpowered Bregman with a 93.7 mph first pitch, a double hit by the second baseman, and completed QS+. Ohtani passed the mound to Andrew Wants in the eighth inning, trailing 1-3.
The Angels marked 20-17 and maintained second place in the AL West. The ride against the leading Texas Rangers is still two games.