Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Angels participated in the first open game of the season as a batter on the 1st, leaving a result of 2 hits in 3 at bats.
On the 1st, Otani started in the open match against the White Sox at the Angels camp in Arizona as the second designated hitter.
The match was shortened to 5 times, agreed by both teams as a special rule for the open match.
Otani played against the right pitcher in the first at-bat, without a one-out runner, and bounced the third ball after the two-ball in front of the light to hit the first swing.
Otani then took the lead home with a timely hit by No. 4 Albert Pujols.
In the second at bat of the third inning, he played against the third right pitcher, carried the second ball from the one ball, a fastball with a higher in-course in front of the left, hit the second hit of the day, and marked multiple hits. ..
After this, Otani stepped on the second home again with a timely hit of No. 4 Pooh Holes.
The third at bat in the 4th inning was a chance for a no-out bases loaded, but it was a third fly.
Otani got off to a good start with 2 hits in 3 at bats and 2 goals in the first game of the open game.
The match was a 4 to 4 draw.
Otani, who is aiming to revive the dual wield style of pitching this season, is expected to pitch for the first time as a pitcher in the open game on the 4th or 5th.
Otani "Come at a good pace"
Otani said, "First, I checked how the ball looked at the turn at bat, and what kind of reaction was made when I swung second. It was basically good. There were some insertions and subtleties, but I'm coming at a good pace, so I'd like to improve by repeating at-bats in the actual battle. "
On top of that, about playing in front of the audience for the first time in a long time, he said, "It was fun after all. It was fun regardless of whether I could hit it because I felt like I was playing baseball or getting excited with one foul ball." I was talking with a facial expression.