Los Angeles Angels “two-hitter” Shohei Ohtani saves the day. MLB.com highlights Ohtani’s performance.
The Angels earned a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday (May 5) at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. After falling 2-5 on the previous two days, 2-6 on the third, and 6-9 on the fourth to jeopardize a four-game sweep of Houston, the Angels smiled on the final day thanks to Ohtani’s single.
Ohtani, who started in the leadoff spot, went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI on the day. His single was the game-winning hit. After the game, MLB.com wrote, “The Angels desperately needed one to avoid a four-game sweep, and it was ‘two-hit’ superstar Ohtani who came through in the eighth inning.”
After being hit by an 82.6 mph changeup from Houston starter J.P. France in his first at-bat in the first inning, Ohtani came back to lead off the fourth and hit an 80.8 mph changeup for a grounder in front of the first baseman.
In the sixth inning, Luis Renhippo hit a tying solo home run. Ohtani, batting third with the bases loaded two innings later, was caught on a grounder in front of the second baseman.
Houston bullpen Phil Meyton entered the game in the eighth inning. The first batter, Gio Ursella, singled to left field. After Renfroe flied out to right, Zack Neto hit a grounder in front of the shortstop, and the runner was caught at second. With two outs, Ohtani hit an RBI single through the right side of the infield to give the Angels a 2-1 lead and preserve the one-run victory and snap a three-game losing streak.
According to MLB.com, “Ohtani hit a leadoff double to give the Angels a 2-1 victory on the final day of the Minute Maid Park series. It ripped off Houston reliever Meyton.”
“Ohtani went 4-for-5 in Game 4, another impressive outing,” MLB.com continued, calling it a “tremendous performance.” 메이저사이트