Starter in “No. 2 Designated Hitter” against the Yankees
■ Angels-Yankees (Japanese 31st time, Anaheim)
Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani starts as “No. 2 Designated Hitter” in the game against the Yankees on the 30th (Japanese 31st time, 10:38 start of the game). Expectations are high for the 42nd home run, the first in three games.
In the home run battle of the league, the day before on the 29th (30th), Royals Perez played the number 38 solo five times in a row for five consecutive games against the enemy nation Mariners. Forty-one Otani had to make a difference of three. Can you push it out at once for the first time in three games?
In the game against Padres, home ground on the 28th (29th of the same day), he took part in the second starting line-up for the first time in 18 games. In the first turn, an accident occurred for the first time in which a 150 kilometer long fastball hit close to the right wrist. In the 5th inning, he decided to steal 2nd base with 1st base and racked up the team’s first “40 home runs and 20 stolen bases”. No hits in 4 at bats, 1 walk, 2 games in a row.
The Yankees start with a total of 102 wins, right-handed Corey Kluber. Received the Cy Young Award in 2014 and 2017 during the Indian era. Entering the Yankees this season, he scored a no-hitter no-run against the opposing Rangers on May 19 (May 27), but on May 26 (May 27) he injured a strained muscle of the right shoulder blade. . . This day will be the transfer. He threw 10 games, 4 wins and 3 losses and a 3.04 ERA this season. Otani has a total of 6 at bats, 1 hit, 1 home run and 2 RBI’s. It will be the first confrontation this season.