Major League Angels Otani’s First Sayonara Hit September 5th 16:12
Shohei Ohtani of the Angels, the Angels, started the game against the Astros with a designated hitter on the 4th and hit his first Sayonara hit in his third year in the major leagues.
Otani started the game against the Astros in Anaheim on the 4th with the No.4 designated hitter.
After Otani picked up a foreball in the first at-bat of the first inning, his second at-bat in the third inning was left-fly, and his third at-bat in the fifth fell to a swinging strikeout at first base.
In the sixth inning of a three-point lead, he had a two-out, two-out at-bat, but he was hit by a left fly and was the first goro in the fifth at-bat in the ninth inning when he tied the score at 5-5.
The game went into an extra-time tie-break with the same score, and in the sixth at-bat with one out and two outs, the opponent faced the sixth left-handed pitcher, caught a three-ball, two-strike and six-ball change ball that was driven in and carried it to the front of wright.
The second base runner now returns home, becoming the first Sayonara hit in his third year in the Major Leagues, and the Angels won 6-5.
Otani had five hits, one hit and one rbi in this game, and his batting average was 10.9 minutes with one foreball.
In his post-game interview, Otani said of his last at-bat, “I just thought I was going to do my swing, so I went to the batter’s box. The previous at-bat was a pleasant hit, so I thought I’d keep that feeling.”