LAA signature duo bad luck…no Tutani + Trout for All-Star Game
The Los Angeles Angels All-Star duo has been hit with a bad first half. The festivities may be winding down.
Major League Baseball (MLB) two-hit wonder Shohei Ohtani took the mound against the San Diego Padres at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on Friday (June 5), but struggled, giving up five runs on seven hits with four walks and five strikeouts in five innings. He was the losing pitcher in the team’s loss.
Ohtani looked uncomfortable as he walked off the mound. He had a blister on the middle finger of his right hand. His fastball velocity dropped significantly that day. He also had a cracked nail on the same finger, which pushed his start back a day.
“I don’t think I’ll be able to pitch in the All-Star Game at this point,” Ohtani said after the game, adding, “I have about nine to 10 days left in the regular season, so I plan to focus on my recovery.” Ohtani was also named to the All-Star team as the American League (AL) designated hitter. Ohtani is expected to play.
Teammate and MLB designated hitter Mike Trout was not selected to play in the All-Star Game. The outfielder, who finished in the top three among outfielders in fan voting in Week 2, was named an All-Star for the 11th time in his career.
However, Trout was placed on the disabled list on May 5 with a fractured metacarpal bone in his left hand and will be out for up to eight weeks. It’s the third straight year he’s been sidelined. As a result, he will miss the All-Star Game.바카라사이트
This year’s MLB All-Star Game will be played at 9 a.m. on June 12 at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA.