Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) reached base on an automatic double play with runners in scoring position.
Ohtani went 0-for-2 with a walk and three strikeouts as the Angels batted second in the lineup against the Oakland Athletics on March 3 at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA.
The Angels lined up in the following order: Nolan Chanuel (first base), Ohtani (designated hitter), Brandon Drury (second base), Mike Moustakas (third base), Luis Renfroe (right field), Mickey Moniak (center field), Logan Ohafee (catcher), Trey Cabrera (left field), and Kieran Parris (shortstop). The starting pitcher was Griffin Canning.
Paul Blackburn started for Oakland and the lineup was Tony Kemp (left field)-Jack Gelbrecht (second base)-Ryan Noda (first base)-Brent Rooker (designated hitter)-Seth Brown (right field)-Jordan Dias (third base)-Lawrence Butler (center field)-Tyler Soderstrom (catcher)-Nick Allen (shortstop).
The Angels struck first in the first inning. Chanuel and Ohtani both drew full-count walks. After Drury struck out, Mustachus singled to load the bases. Renhippo followed with a sacrifice fly to center field.
Ohtani led off the third inning with a walk, but was stranded on a grounder to shortstop. Shortstop Allen made a nice short-handed catch.
In the bottom of the fourth, Oakland took the lead. With one out, Noda singled. Rooker then took Canning’s 89.7 mph (144 km/h) changeup and smashed it over the left-center field fence.
In the top of the fifth, Parris led off with a single and stole second. Chanuel flied out to center field and Ohtani stepped to the plate. But Oakland chose to go with Drury after sending Ohtani to the plate on an automatic double play, and it was the right call. Drury hit a walk-off double to end the game.
In the top of the seventh, the Angels had another chance. Eduardo Escobar led off with a single. He was replaced by pinch-hitter Andrew Velasquez. Velasquez stole second and then tried to steal third when Parris walked, but this time Soderstrom made the catch.카지노
Chanuel then walked to put runners on first and second. Ohtani stepped to the plate, but he flied out to center field. Drury flied out to center field. The Angels failed to score.
In the top of the ninth, the Angels had one last chance to score. Pinch-hitter Michael Stefanik led off with a walk. A sacrifice bunt by Parris and a walk to Chanuel put runners at second and third. This time, Ohtani walked on an automatic fourth pitch. With runners on second and third, Drury came to the plate. Drury hit an 81.2 mph (about 130 km/h) sweeper from Trevor May, but he flied out to center field to end the game.
Ohtani had three scoring chances in the game, two of which came with runners on first and second with no outs and one with runners on first and second, but he was stranded on an infield fly. Ohtani’s hitting streak ended at four games. However, he has reached base in five straight games. On the season, he is batting .306 with a 1.071 OPS.