Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels), a “baseball genius” from Japan, showed off his perfect pitch and made him go back 130 years.
On the 22nd, Ohtani started in the home game against the Kansas City Royals (Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California, U.S.) and struggled with 2 hits, 2 walks and 11 strikeouts in 7 innings.
On this day, catcher Chad Wallick (32), who worked with Ohtani on battery, hit a two-run four in the bottom of the third inning, and the Angels won 2-0. Ohtani, who came down after meeting the winning pitcher requirements, harvested his 3rd win (undefeated) in his 5th start of the season.먹튀검증
Ohtani’s average ERA was lowered to 0.64 (2 earned runs in 28 innings), and he took first place overall in this category in MLB (US Professional Baseball). His strikeouts increased to 38, ranking him second overall in the category.
Ohtani, who is surprising the world by double-tapping, also recalled the 19th century record with a perfect pitch that day.
Ohtani’s current batting average is just 0.092, according to Elias Sports, the lowest ever by a pitcher in his first five starts of a season since 1893, when the mound was adjusted to its current distance. The previous record was 0.102 by David Cohn (60) in 1999.
A closer look reveals just how powerful Ohtani’s power struggle has been this season. Ohtani has faced a total of 105 hitters so far, and has given up only eight hits. This is the lowest number of hits ever allowed by a pitcher in the first five games of a season (minimum 20 innings) since 1901.
In particular, out of the eight allowed, only two doubles and no home runs, the slugging percentage is 0.115. This is also the lowest recorded by a pitcher since 1916 with the first five games (at least 20 innings) of a season.
There are still records that Ohtani can break. Ohtani is currently starting 9 consecutive games, including the last 4 games last season, and is struggling with less than 3 hits. This is the second longest after the record of 10 consecutive games (2021) set by Jacob deGrom (35, Texas Rangers) since 1893.
Along with ‘pitcher’ Ohtani, ‘batter’ Ohtani is also cruising. Ohtani currently has a batting average of 0.268 (19 hits in 71 at-bats) with 4 home runs and 11 RBIs.