Is this a team’ Ohtani-Trout 5-hit collaboration, LAA, reverse defeat due to obstruction
Ohtani Shohei (29) might wonder if this is a team. The Los Angeles Angels gave up all the games due to the catcher’s error in obstruction안전놀이터.
The Los Angeles Angels suffered a 7-9 come-from-behind loss to the Boston Red Sox in the 2023 Major League Baseball away game held at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on the 16th (Korean time). The Los Angeles Angels, who suffered two consecutive losses, stayed in second place in the American League West with 7 wins and 7 losses.
The result is the result, but the process was disappointing. The Los Angeles Angels led 7-6 into the top of the 8th inning. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Boston’s leading hitter Enrique Hernandez got on base with a left-handed hit and took a chance, and pinch hitter Himel Tapia stepped in. Tapia was put on an unfavorable out count with two strikes, but was able to get on base due to catcher Matt Theis’ hit interference.
Ryan Tepera struck out Tristan Casas on a swing and seemed to escape the crisis, but Tais allowed Liz Maguire to go on base at bat for obstruction. Boston managed to turn around 8-7 as Jang Wi-cheong, the first-out baseman with the first baseman thus created, hit a come-from-behind two-run, timely hit that passed the side of the third baseman.
Tepera hit Justin Turner and put the bases full again, giving up an extra run on a push walk to Rob Lefschneider. In the end, it was only after Tucker Davidson came up that the long bottom of the 8th ended.
Up until now things went smoothly, with Ohtani and Mike Trout combining for five hits. On this day, Trout played side by side as number 2 and center fielder, and Ohtani played as number 3 and designated hitter, respectively, with 3 hits, 2 points, 1 walk, 1 strikeout in 4 at bats, 2 hits in 4 at bats, 1 RBI and 1 run.
Trout had his second three-hit game of the season with a double to left field in the first inning, a walk in the second inning, a double hit directly at the Green Monster in the fifth, and a hit to right field in the eighth inning. Ohtani only reached base with a grounder in the first at-bat and an obstruction in the second at-bat, but finished warm-up with a left-handed hit in the top of the 5th inning. In the beginning of the 6th inning, when the two teams faced each other 6-6, a timely hit with 1 RBI from 2nd base and 2 out made a 7-6 turnaround, and if it ended as it was, this hit could have been the final blow.
However, their performance faded as the catcher gave up a turnaround due to an absurd mistake and the Los Angeles Angels lineup failed to score in the ninth inning without Trout and Ohtani.