Otani allowed one run in six innings (no earned run), achieved double-digit wins for the second consecutive year
Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani achieved a double-digit multiplier for the second consecutive year.
Ohtani led the team to a 4-1 victory against the SF Giants in the National League West Division at Angel Stadium with 6 innings, 3 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 1 run (unearned). The season was 10 wins and 5 losses with an ERA of 3.17. Last year he went 15-9 with a 2.33 ERA.
The Angels, who came out of the seven-game losing streak the previous day, reversed the charter at the end of the sixth inning, trailing 0-1. Top hitter Luis Renhipo opened the door with a double. Giants manager Gabe Kapler instructed pitcher Trischan Beck, who had been replaced by first baseman, to intentionally throw Ohtani with a fourth pitch.
The Angels boosted the atmosphere by scoring a tying left-handed hit by Brandon Drury in the chance to score on the first and second bases safely obtained by Ohtani’s intentional four pitches. Then, cleanup hitter third baseman Mike Mustakas hit a come-from-behind 3-pointer (No. 11) to seize the win.
The Angels, who were uneasy even with a 3-point lead, defended starter Ohtani’s victory by allowing 2 hits and 3 walks against the Giants lineup by 3 bullpen pitchers, including closer Carlo Esteves, with no runs. Esteves’ 24th save of the season.
Ohtani became the designated hitter in the attack and recorded no hits in 2 at-bats, including 4 intentional pitches, 1 run, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts, bringing his batting average to 0.306.
The Angels returned with a 58-58 win rate with two consecutive wins. However, in the American League wild card race, it is still a long way from advancing to the postseason by 7.0 games.