It’s not enough to make me wonder if there are all these teams. The Los Angeles Angels failed to win despite the best possible play in terms of hitting and defense, grand slam (slammed home run) and triple play (triple kill).안전놀이터
The Los Angeles Angels lost 6-9 to Tampa Bay in an overtime game in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA on the 19th (Korean time). At the same time, he stayed in 4th place in the American League (AL) with 60 wins and 63 losses. In the wild card competition, it is 7th, 7.5 games behind the 3rd place Seattle Mariners.
The early flow was clearly the Los Angeles Angels’ advantage. Ohtani made it that way. With one out in the bottom of the first inning, trailing 0-1, Ohtani reached base with an infield hit. Mike Mustakas brought Ohtani home with a big, timely double that hit the left-center wall. In the bottom of the second inning, Hunter Renfro and Luis Lenhipo went on base with consecutive hits, and rookie Nolan Shanuel walked and loaded the bases.
Here, Ohtani hit the high cutter at 89.9 miles per hour (144.7 km) by Tampa Bay starter Erasmo Ramirez. The ball flew at 102.1 miles per hour (164.3 km) and became a grand slam with a distance of 118.6 m, crossing the right wall. His second career home run. With this home run, Ohtani recorded his 43rd of the season and ranked first overall in the major league home run category.
However, Tampa Bay, second in the Eastern Division of the American League, was by no means an easy team. In the top of the 4th inning, Josh Lau’s double from 2nd, 1st and 2nd base caught up with two points, and Rene Pinto’s 1 RBI hit at the right time chased it up to 4-5. In the top of the 5th inning, Harold Ramirez’s 1 RBI from Harold Ramirez to left field from 1st base and a timely double hit tied the score at 5-5. I made it.
The Los Angeles Angels also had a chance to turn around. At the end of the 7th inning, Brandon Drury turned the game around with a timely hit with 1 RBI from 2nd base and 2nd base, and increased momentum with a rare triple kill in the defense in the top of the 9th inning. First, in the top of the ninth inning, Yandy Diaz and Randy Arozarena of Tampa Bay made the first and third bases safe with consecutive hits. In the next at-bat, Ramirez’s bat went straight in front of the shortstop. Los Angeles Angels shortstop Lenhipo and first baseman Shanuel completed a double play, and Shanuel threw home and even caught a third base runner rushing home. It was the seventh time in the history of the Los Angeles Angels club and the first triple death in 26 years since the game against Seattle on July 6, 1997.
According to Jared Carabis of Draft Kings, an American media outlet, the Los Angeles Angels in 2023 were the first team to achieve a grand slam and triple kill in one game at the same time since Albuquerque String Beans in 1857. At that time, Albuquerque had an unavoidable bad luck record because it was not possible to watch a batted ball during a doubleheader night game before the light bulb was invented. Considering this point, Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels infield on this day are tantamount to writing a new history in the major leagues after 166 years.
However, the Los Angeles Angels could not continue their amazing momentum. In the top of the 10th inning of overtime, he gave away a ball that hit the body with a wild throw in a no-out second base game, and Luke Rayleigh and Lau hit 1 RBI in a row. As Pinto added an RBI on time, the Los Angeles Angels ended up losing 6-9.
Ohtani, too, could not be free from the responsibility of defeat. In the bottom of the 9th inning, he struck out three consecutive swings after a home run, including one out on first and second base, and turned bitterly to the dugout. He had to be content with 2 hits in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 4 RBI, 2 runs scored and 3 strikeouts, posting a batting average of 0.308 and an OPS of 1.075, leading the league in home runs.
The American media LA Times left a bitter review after the game, saying, “Shohei Ohtani (29)’s grand slam and triple kill cannot prevent the Los Angeles Angels from losing to the Tampa Bay Rays.”