‘Injury suspension → 4 hits, no walks, home run, stolen base’ Otani’s cartoon baseball makes ML history again

August 4, 2023 0 Comments

“Ohtani is the first player to have a no-hitter, four walks, a home run, and a stolen base in the same game.”

Another first. Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Los Angeles Angels) has accomplished the first such feat in the live ball era of Major League Baseball (MLB) (1920-).메이저놀이터

Ohtani started and batted second in the Angels’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series game against the Seattle Mariners at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Thursday (April 4), and despite an early exit due to injury after just four innings on the mound, he hit his 40th home run at the plate.

Ohtani pitched four scoreless innings of three-hit ball with one walk and four strikeouts before being replaced by Jose Soriano in the top of the fifth. The injury was due to a cramp in his right hand, but Ohtani stayed in the game, stole a base in the sixth inning and hit his 40th home run of the season in the eighth. It was an unbelievable performance for a player with a hand cramp injury.

On the mound, he pitched a no-hitter, and at the plate, he went 2-for-2 with one home run, one RBI, two walks and one stolen base. It was a first. “Ohtani became the first player in the live-ball era to record four doubles, a home run, a stolen base and a no-hitter on the mound,” ESPN reported, citing records from sports statistics company Elias Sports. It was a first in the 104-year history of the game.

Ohtani has made a number of MLB “firsts” since arriving in the majors. Last year, he became the first player in the majors to reach 10 wins and 30 home runs, and on March 28, he became the first player to pitch a complete game in a doubleheader and hit a home run in game two. He also became the first player in the majors to record 100 hits and 100 strikeouts in three consecutive seasons. With his stellar play, Ohtani is on pace to become the first player in history to win two or more unanimous MVP awards after the season, and when he becomes a free agent after the season, he is widely expected to become the first $500 million player on the market. The list of firsts goes on.

Meanwhile, after the game, Ohtani said of the finger injury, “For now, I’m trying to play a normal starting rotation schedule. I will follow the coach’s decision, but personally, I don’t want to take a day off. I’m not the only one who’s struggling,” he said, showing a sense of responsibility.

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