Anaheim, California-In Sunday’s Chicago White Sox-Los Angeles Angels game, a moment has passed, although not because of the obvious restrictions that define Major League Baseball. This is the beginning of the third game. Shohei Ohtani entered the final in the second game. It was a hard route and went straight to the midfield, so he quickly retreated to the canoe, took off his helmet, picked up gloves, and jogged back to the mound. On the way there, he noticed that his back pocket was sticking out, so he rushed to stuff it back, then stuffed some of his jerseys into his pants, and stepped on the rubber to start warming up again.
It feels like a minor league.
All night, when 26-year-old Ohtani did something he hadn̵
Ohtani is about to hit the ball and let his talent shine without any unnecessary restrictions. Then, he drove at 101 mph on the top of the first car and 115 mph on the bottom of the first car, which seemed to have no other problems. Baseball, even on the fourth night of the year, becomes everything again, triggering the kind of organic joy that new rules or different baseballs cannot replicate.
The way it ended-Ohtani bent over and absorbed the cleats of White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, his left ankle was tender-it was a sober reminder of how fragile this might be.
Angel manager Joe Maddon (Joe Maddon) has emphasized since the spring training that Ohtani is in charge of his career and removes unnecessary restrictions.
Madden said in February: “The rules are-there are no rules.”
It paved the way for Sunday, which was the first time since 1903 to play for the second-placed pitcher in the lineup. The last game in the fifth inning proved this, Otani stayed in the game against Jon Moncada and was loaded, commanding the swing and pitch count to approach 90.
Considering that Otani reached the final in the first half, this decision has nothing to do with Otani’s racquet. Considering how long Steve Cishek stayed, this is not a result that no one is prepared in the bullpen. It’s much simpler than this.
“Did you see his stuff?” McDonald’s asked after the Angels finally won 7-4-verbally of course.
Ottani was undoubtedly encouraged by the fans’ return to the baseball field, and felt “real thanks” to Maddon for leaving him longer than most other managers.
Translator Otani said: “I want to get out of the predicament and prove to everyone that Joe’s decision is correct, but I can’t do it.”
If the Angels’ receiver Max Stassi takes over from Moncada’s diverter for the third offense, there will be no falling behind at first base, which will not prompt Abreu to play. Otani was already in a vulnerable state when he scored and got a tie, but this would not cover the home run.
Ohtani said he felt “not bad” after the game, adding that the impact was “not as bad as it actually seemed.”
The Angels will not put him in the lineup on Monday, but this incident does not seem to make them hesitate to continue to actively use him.
For the first time in his major league career, Maddon described Ohtani’s pitching and hitting in the same game. He said: “We think he could be everything.” “That’s the whole story.” Baseball player-throws 100, hits 100 or more, hits 400 feet or more. I mean, that’s what we’ve been talking about. He just needs opportunities….I think he feels free, he feels free. He is in Playing baseball there.”
Shohei Ohtani took a shot, allowing Yuan Moncada to shoot, but the ball was caught by the catcher and the two goals were scored. Otatani was shocked by the collision in the board.
Ohtani’s rare talent can be best demonstrated by amazing starting numbers: his fastball to Adam Eaton (officially at 100.6 mph) is the fastest pitch thrown by all starting pitchers this season, and his 451 Feet’s home run away from Dylan Cease (according to ESPN statistics and information, an exit speed of 115.2 mph) was the worst-hit home run this season.
In terms of offense, there are not many questions about Otani. From 2018 to 2019, he hit .286/.351/.532 in 792 plate games, and then hit five home runs in 13 spring training games in 2021. Since his astonishing 2016 season in Japan, he has only accumulated 79 2/3 innings, and many of his recent outings have shown inconsistent strikes. Then Sunday, which includes…
The eight pitches are at least 100 mph, which is higher than his cumulative speed in the first 12 major league games.
With two strikeouts by Yermin Mercedes, he set a record of eight shots in the first eight shots of the season (three of which are consecutive slidings are Otani’s third best).
In the first four innings, four basemen aligned with the first team in the All-American team.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa said before the game: “I don’t think I’ve seen anyone so skilled in both.”
“Oh, he is so annoying.” Leury Garcia, the practical man of the White Sox, added afterwards.
Ohtani is from Japan and he is expected to be the first two-way player in the sport since Babe Ruth stopped pitching, and then in 2018 we were excited for two months. Later, there was Tommy John surgery, rare knee surgery and a nightmarish 2020 season including 37.80 ERA and .154 batting average. Otani deliberately attacked the subsequent offseason. He trained at Driveline, adjusted his diet, changed his weight training program, and got into more game-like situations to solve the problems of inconsistent delivery and unstable swing.
When he participated in the stadium debut on Sunday, the excitement has reached the height of fever. Maddon’s aggressive attitude promoted its development, Ohtani’s vibrant springs promoted its development, and Major League Baseball (MLB) can benefit from it. The entire industry is obsessed with the desire to create more excitement, and Ohtani can create more potential than any other participant. This is why the answer to whether angels should try to use Otani as a two-way player is always “of course”-as long as he can stay healthy.
Such talents should not be constrained.
The angels obviously agreed.