3 at-bats retired to right arm Jeffreys
■ Angels Athletics (2nd Japan time, Anaheim)
Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani started on the 1st (Japan time 2nd) with “No. 2 Designated Hitter” in the athletics match at his home base. So far, three at-bats have been retired. Attention will be focused on whether he will hit the 38th home run for the first time in four games and win two RBIs at the top of the RBI. The match ended five times, with Athletics leading 6-3.
I played against Jeffreys on my right arm for the first time. The first baseman without death flies to the left. In the 3rd inning, the lead was beaten by a big midfielder, and in the 5th inning to chase 3 points, 1st baseman was double-played by a grounder. Before the game, he hit 37 home runs, the most in both leagues, and has a pace of 57 home runs a year.
Due to the injury to his right thumb, the next pitching day is expected to be the match against the Rangers on the 5th (6th) or the Dodgers on the 6th (7th) without a designated hitter system. Maddon said, “It’s not that bad. I’ll take a closer look.”
(Full-Count editorial department)