MLB Official “Not enough for the suffering Angels”
■ Royals 12-11 Angels (22nd Japan time, Anaheim)
On the 21st (22nd Japan time), pitcher Shohei Ohtani of the Angels hit two home runs in the Royals game at his home run, and he went on a rampage with eight RBIs, the most in his career. Although the team lost at the end of the 11th inning, the “leading role” of the match was undoubtedly Otani. The Royals’ local newspaper, The Kansas City Star, had no choice but to admit that “everyone was content with the supporting role in front of the natural power of Shohei Ohtani.”
In the 6th inning, he fired a chase 14th and 3rd run, and in the 9th inning, 1 death and 1st in the 3rd inning, and a tie in the 15th and 3rd run on the second base. He couldn’t lead to victory, but he also made a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning immediately after winning two points. His eight RBIs in one game was the most in his career, making him the first Japanese player to play in a major league.
The local newspaper “Orange County Register” focused on Otani’s two home runs as a bright sign. It was announced that the number of visitors on that day was 20,189, and although there were many vacant seats, he said, “I was able to see a match that was worth the money I paid.”
However, what Otani himself wants most is the victory of the team. “This was the offense that the Angels were looking for, but they still couldn’t overcome the suffering bullpen,” the local newspaper “Los Angeles Times” emphasized. The MLB official website also spelled out, “It wasn’t enough for the suffering Angels.”
(Full-Count editorial department)