Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Angels is expected to start in the athletics match on the 18th of Japan time.
If Otani becomes the winning pitcher in this game, he will achieve the feat of "double-digit win, double-digit home run" for the first time in 103 years since Babe Ruth.
Angels coach Maddon said at a pre-match meeting on the 15th of Japan time about Otani's next pitching schedule, "If everything goes well, it will be Friday." Otani is expected to start in the athletics match in Anaheim, where he is based.
Otani has hit 9 home runs as a pitcher and 44 home runs as a batter so far, and since Babe Ruth, who is said to be the "god of baseball," has been up to "double-digit win, double-digit home run" for the first time in 103 years. We are approaching one win.
In the Athletics match, he pitched in two games this season with 0 wins and 1 loss, but both are mounds at the opponent's home base, and this is the first match at the home base this season.
Otani has achieved good results this season with 6-0 and an ERA of 1.99 on his home base mound, and will challenge the feat that will remain in the history of the major leagues with the 22nd starting pitcher's mound this season.