Shohei Ohtani struck out three times in a game

Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Dodgers) struck out three times in a game for the third time this season, extending his strikeout streak to 10 games. The Japanese media, which has usually been friendly toward Ohtani, was quick to criticize him.

Ohtani batted second in the lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Sunday. Ohtani went 1-for-6 with one RBI and one run scored, dropping his season batting average from 3-for-2 to 3-for-8.

Ohtani drew a leadoff walk in the first inning on Mookie Betts’ single to left. On a 1B-2S pitch count, he took four pitches and singled to right-center. Runners on first and second. Freddie Freeman homered to right center, a three-run shot.

After striking out swinging with the bases loaded in the second inning, Ohtani struck out swinging in the fourth inning to put runners at first and third on a leadoff double by Miguel Vargas, a sacrifice bunt and a walk by Mookie Betts. After two outs in the fifth, 안전놀이터 추천 Ohtani grounded out to second base and then struck out on three pitches in the seventh. He grounded out to first base with runners on first and second in the ninth.

The Dodgers beat Pittsburgh 11-7 to snap a two-game losing streak.

Starter Walker Buehler was tagged for four runs (three earned) on seven hits (one homer) with one walk and three strikeouts in three innings, but the offense helped him earn the no-decision.

Betts led the offense from the leadoff spot, going 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored, Freeman had three hits, including a home run, Hernandez was 3-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and three runs scored, and Rojas was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.

Ohtani added a hit, extending his hitting streak to three games, but he struck out three times in a game for the third time this season. He also struck out for the 10th straight game.

“He struck out the most times in a game this season (three) and struck out in 10 consecutive games, bringing his strikeout total to 18 strikeouts in 46 at-bats in his last 10 games,” Japanese sports outlet Sports Hochi wrote of Ohtani, 카지노사이트 추천 who has become a strikeout machine.

“Dr. K” Ohtani set the single-season record for strikeouts in 2022 with 219. He’s been a strikeout machine this year.

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