Ohtani who surpasses Babe Ruth 501K… 162 km ‘but empty-handed’ for a younger brother from KIA

Ohtani Shohei (LA Angels) summoned Babe Ruth once again. However, he ended the day empty-handed.

On the 10th (Korean time), Ohtani appeared as the second batter and starting pitcher in the 2023 major league home game against the Houston Astros held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. He took his first loss of the season with no hits in 3 at bats, 6 hits (1 home run), 7 strikeouts, 2 walks and 3 runs in 7 innings as a pitcher.

Ohtani again surpassed Babe Ruth, who pitched from 1914–1921, 1930, and 1933. Babe Ruth, who played from 1914 to 1935, actually doubled the pitch from 1915 to 1921. According to MLB.com or Baseball Reference, Babe Ruth’s career strikeouts were 488. However, MLB.com recently corrected Babe Ruth’s official strikeout count to be 501 through the Elias Sports Bureau.

Ohtani had 500 strikeouts in his career before that day. This was also the first 100 home runs and 500 strikeouts since Babe Ruth. And on this day, he surpassed Bay Bruce by adding 7 strikeouts. In the second inning, with no runners and no runners, Jeremy Pena struck out on a swing with a sweeper falling outside the 4th ball count 1B2S. 스포츠토토

Also, Ohtani threw a 100.6 mile (161.9 km) four-seam on Kyle Tucker in the 5th inning. It was not a big surprise as he often threw 100-mile four-seams, but it was noticeable that the opponent was Kyle Tucker, the younger brother of KIA Tigers Preston Tucker in the KBO League. Preston currently plays for the San Diego Padres in Triple-A.

In any case, Ohtani was defeated despite throwing well. It was a day with nothing to gain as a result. He couldn’t even get a hit, so he can’t complain that the other line’s support was only 1 run. However, it was painful to be hit by a two-run gun from Martin Maldonado in the 5th inning while using the sweeper, the main weapon. It became clear that the sweeper was not a panacea.

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