Los Angeles Angels, whose signature hitter Shohei Ohtani (29) was silent, fell into a 5-game losing streak.
The Angels lost 2-3 in the game against the Seattle Mariners held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA on the 6th (hereinafter Korean time). The last 5 consecutive losses are sluggish.
Ohtani started as the designated hitter twice on the day, but was silent with no hits in 4 at-bats. In particular, it was regrettable that Andres Muñoz, who came up as Seattle closer, struck out on a swing with an 89.7 mile (144.4 km) slider on the sixth pitch in the last at-bat with one out in the bottom of the ninth, where the Angels were losing 1-3. The Angels made up for one point by counterattacking after Ohtani stepped down, but ultimately failed to turn the game around.
The Angels passed the trade deadline without trading Ohtani, who becomes a free agent after the end of this season. Rather, they reinforced their strength by recruiting Lucas Giolito, CJ Cron, and Randall Grichuk, burning their will to advance to the postseason.
However, the Angels are not performing as well as expected. Recently, it fell into a pit of 5 consecutive losses and recorded 56 wins and 56 losses, returning to a 50% win rate for the first time since the 19th of last month. It is in 4th place in the American League West and 7th place in the wild card. There was a 9.5 game difference with Texas (65-46), which ranked first in the district, and a 6-game difference with Toronto (62-50), which ranked third in the wild card.
MLB.com, the official major league media outlet, said, “The Angels’ escape from losing streak is not going the way they want. In the bottom of the 9th inning, where the Angels were losing by 2 runs, Brandon Drury threw a ball that could have been a sweeping 2 RBI double with 2 out on 1st and 2nd base. Andrew Velázquez, the tying runner, had to stop at third base,” he explained the Angels’ bad luck.
“As we said yesterday, we will continue to fight,” said manager Phil Nevin. And we did. We had a chance to win and the ball went over the fence. Otherwise it would have been a tie. It’s a thrilling victory for the opposing team, but it’s a painful loss for us.” 스포츠토토
But now the Angels can’t give up on the season. “There will still be hope for tomorrow,” Nevin said. Our team is fighting. saw it today Everyone can see that every day. It won’t change. Right now, I’m having a hard time with defeats, disappointments and hurts. But we have 51 games left and we know a lot can happen.