Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and a hit batsman in the No. 3 spot in the lineup for the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday.
From his first at-bat in the first inning, Ohtani made things dizzying. He was hit in the calf by a 94.6-mph (152.2-kilometer) fastball from White Sox starter Michael Kopeck at first base.
Ohtani immediately complained of pain, but appeared to recover over time.
Ohtani then scored on Brandon Drury’s subsequent three-run homer.
He was silent in his next at-bat.토토사이트 In the top of the second, with runners on second and third, he was stranded on a fielder’s choice. In the top of the fourth, he struck out swinging with runners on second and first.
In the top of the seventh, he struck out swinging with one out. In his final at-bat in the top of the eighth, he grounded out to shortstop.
Ohtani’s slump has been severe lately, as he is batting .111 (3-for-27) with a whopping 11 strikeouts in his last seven games.
His inability to produce hits has also lowered his season batting average to .263 from .269.
Meanwhile, the Angels defeated the White Sox 6-4 despite Ohtani’s slump at center field. They snapped a three-game losing streak.