Otani’s first MLB experience in four years. Three homers in a game.
Shohei Otani (LA Angels) had an unexpected experience. He allowed as many as three home runs in one game.
Otani started the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yaz in Baltimore on the 26th (Korea time).
Otani allowed a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first inning after hitting a fastball of 93,1 miles (about 149.8 kilometers) by Cedric Mullins, a leadoff for Baltimore. Mullins’ 22nd season.
Two outs later, Anthony Santander hit another home run. This is Santander’s 14th home run of the year. Otani allowed two home runs in the first inning alone.
Since his MLB debut in 2018, Otani has given up a total of 16 home runs so far. He allowed six in 10 games in his first year of his debut, and 10 in 19 games until this year’s game.
However, it is the first time he has allowed multiple home runs in one game. Of course, it’s the first time in an inning.
Otani allowed DJ Stewart a two-run shot in the bottom of the fourth inning. The game against the Orioles was recorded as Otani allowed three home runs in his first game since his debut in the U.S. His performance was five hits in five innings (home runs), four runs, and seven strikeouts. His ERA was 3.00.
“Batter” Otani, who is also a pitcher and leadoff, also showed low performance with no hits and three strikeouts in four at-bats.
The Angels struck back in the top of the second inning with Brandon Mashi’s two-run timely hit, and Jared Walsh’s solo shot and Marcy’s three-run shot hit in the top of the fourth inning, turning the game around 6-4. However, Otani’s victory was lost as Baltimore recovered one run in the seventh inning, and came from behind in the eighth inning with five runs and a 10-6 win.
Baltimore has recorded 38 wins and 86 losses this season, and even a 30% winning rate is a close-knit crisis. However, he broke his 19th consecutive defeat with victory.