My nails are broken… Up to the 7th episode, 103 fighting spirits, Ohtani shining even in defeat, ‘up to 162 km’

 Los Angeles Angels Ohtani Shohei (29) threw 103 pitches until the 7th inning with a broken fingernail. Although he suffered his first loss of the season, Ohtani’s fighting spirit, which was responsible for 7 innings with a high speed ball of 162 km, was worthy of recognition. 

On the 10th (Korean time), Ohtani started in the 2023 major league home game against the Houston Astros, which was held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. 

The Angels were blocked by Houston left-hander starter Framber Valdez, who pitched well with 3 hits (1 home run), 12 strikeouts and 1 run in 8 innings, and lost 1-3. Ohtani suffered his first loss of the season and his ERA rose from 2.54 to 2.74. 

For Ohtani, episode 5 was disappointing. He pitched well with one hit and no run until the 4th inning, but after a walk in the 5th inning, he got 4 consecutive hits including a home run and gave up 3 runs. A come-from-behind two-run homer from Martin Maldonado, a batter with a batting average of 10% from 1st out and 1st base, led to the finish line. 카지노사이트

During the pitch in the fifth inning, Ohtani was also seen inspecting his right hand, which turned out to have broken his middle fingernail. According to local media such as ‘Valley Sports’, Angels coach Phil Nevin said after the game, “Ohtani’s middle finger nail was split.” 

Ohtani said, “I was a little broken at first. I don’t remember how he broke it, but he wasn’t seriously hurt. He was good in the 6th and 7th as well, and his ball itself wasn’t bad. He said, “The next game, he won’t have any effect on the mound.” Even after acknowledging a nail problem in the 5th inning, he blocked two innings in the 6th and 7th with no additional runs. 

On this day, Ohtani had a high four-seam fastball (26) with a maximum of 100.6 miles (161.9 km) and an average of 97 miles (156.1 km), but he used more sweepers (40) and sinkers (32). He also threw a cutter (three) and a splitter (one). 

Ohtani, who struck out 7 on the day, also increased his personal career strikeout number to 507. He surpassed Babe Ruth’s career strikeout record of 501, the original pitcher of the 20th century. He is the most strikeout player in MLB history with 100 or more home runs. 

Ohtani said, “It feels good to break the Ruth record, but the season has just started. He will try to enter every game in a healthy state.”

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