Gocheok Dome, Ohtani, Strikes Out in a Row

Gocheok Dome, Ohtani, Strikes Out in a Row… ‘Shy’

‘Superstar’ Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Dodgers) ended his first game at Gocheok Dome with consecutive strikeouts.

Ohtani started as the number 2 designated hitter in the 2024 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) Seoul Series warm-up game against the Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul on the 17th, and only hit 0 in 2 at-bats.

Ohtani took his first at-bat of the day in the top of the first inning with one out and no runner on base.

Kiwoom foreign pitcher Ariel Jurado was standing on the mound. 카지노

When Furado played in the United States, he faced Ohtani several times, and showed an advantage of 4 hits in 22 at-bats (batting average of 0.182) and 2 RBIs.

In the match at Gocheok Dome, Hurado defeated Ohtani.

In the first inning, with a ball count of 2 balls and 2 strikes, Ohtani missed a 148 km/h sinker on Jurado’s fifth pitch and struck out.

The fans who greeted Ohtani with loud cheers when he appeared let out a sigh of disappointment when he struck out and retired.

Ohtani struck out in the second inning with one out and runners on first and third base.

Shohei Ohtani missed the bat again with a 147 km/h fastball with a ball count of 1 ball and 2 strikes.

Ohtani, who swung the bat so hard that his helmet came off and struck out, entered the first base dugout with a dejected expression on his face.

However, fans also clapped for Ohtani, who struck out.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts predicted before the game, “Ohtani will have two at-bats.”

As the manager said, Ohtani came to bat only twice.

Otani’s visit to Korea was 12 years after the World Youth Baseball Championship (Seoul Mokdong Stadium), which he participated in in 2012 while he was a student at Hanamaki Higashi High School in Japan.

Over the past 12 years, ‘Japanese baseball prospect’ Ohtani has stood tall as ‘the world’s best player’.

Ahead of this season, he signed a 10-year contract with the Dodgers worth a total of $700 million (about 932.4 billion won), the largest contract in world sports history.

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