The LA Angels’ early moves are unusual.
It is a good atmosphere to expect to advance to the postseason for the first time in nine years.
The Angels won an away game against the Seattle Mariners held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington on the 4th (Korean time), 7-3, thanks to Shohei Ohtani’s two-run home run. After losing the opening game, he won 3 games, 3 wins and 1 loss, and tied for first place with the Texas Rangers in the American League West.
It is forbidden to make hasty predictions at the very beginning of the season, but he is continuing his unexpected performance in pitching. As of this day, the Angels’ team average ERA is ‘a whopping’ 1.29, ranking 3rd overall and 1st in the district. I didn’t expect the Angels’ pitching staff, especially the starting rotation, to be so stable.
In the opening game against the Oakland Athletics, Ohtani 6 innings, 2 hits, 10 strikeouts, no run, in Game 2, Patrick Sandoval gave up 2 hits, 1 run in 5 innings, and in Game 3, Tyler Anderson gave up 4 hits, 6 innings, no run, and Reed Detmus had 4 ⅔ innings that day. Recorded 3 hits (2 earned runs) each. The bullpen is also ranked second overall with an ERA of 1.35.
Analysts say that Aaron Roof and Ryan Tepera in the opening game allowed a turnaround at the end of the 8th inning with a 1-0 lead, which was only ‘Ok eti토토사이트‘, and that overall reliable game management was being conducted.
The offensive power was originally strong, so there is nothing special to explain. Among 30 teams, the team ranked 9th in batting average (0.270), tied for 3rd in average points (6.75), tied for 10th in team home runs (6), and ranked 11th in team OPS (0.789).
It’s no exaggeration to say that Mike Trout at number 2 and Ohtani at number 3 lead half of the offense. Trout went on base all five times on the day with one hit, three walks, and one walk. In the top of the 5th inning, when the score was tied 2-2, when Trout went on base with a walk, Ohtani lifted opponent starter George Kirby’s changeup in the middle of the 3rd pitch and crossed the middle fence. It flew a whopping 431 feet (131.4m). Following the 447 feet (136.2 m) the previous day, large cannons were fired every day.
Kirby, a right-handed starter who made his major league debut last year, has only allowed one home run in 15 games since July. On this day, he threw 6 of 11 changeups to Ohtani. Ohtani made a big blow to one of them.
But George Kirby said, “I wouldn’t be afraid of him.”
Angels manager Phil Nevin said, “It was a great home run. He welcomed them, saying, “I’m showing a good performance. The batters hit a lot. I hit 11 hits today. But I can’t hit like that every day. Pitchers should continue to throw well.”
MLB.com said, “The Angels worked hard last winter to improve their offense and defense, centered on two giants, Trout and Ohtani, while strengthening their bullpen.” Up to this point, the effect is showing.”
Brandon Drury, who signed a free agent contract for two years and $17 million last winter, posted three hits and one RBI that day and said, “I’m sure, the top lineup can’t be better. The 1st through 9th are really strong. “he said.