Otani and Furado are replaced after striking out two consecutive missed swings.

Ohtani strikes out in first at-bat

‘The best active baseball star’ Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Dodgers) failed to produce a hit and finished his first game at Gocheok Dome.

Ohtani started as the number 2 designated hitter in the 2024 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) Seoul Series warm-up game against the Kiwoom Heroes held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul on the 17th, and only hit 0 in 2 at-bats.

Although the refreshing batted ball that was expected did not come out, Korean baseball fans who visited Gocheok Dome cheered at Ohtani’s every move.

Ohtani took his first at-bat of the day in the top of the first inning with one out and no runner on base.

Kiwoom foreign pitcher Ariel Jurado was standing on the mound.When Furado played in the United States, he faced Ohtani several times, and showed an advantage of 4 hits in 22 at-bats (batting average of 0.182) and 2 RBIs. 스포츠 토토사이트

In the match at Gocheok Dome, Hurado defeated Ohtani.

In the first inning, with a ball count of 2 balls and 2 strikes, Ohtani missed a 148 km/h sinker on Jurado’s fifth pitch and struck out.

The fans who greeted Ohtani with loud cheers when he appeared let out a sigh of disappointment when he struck out and retired.

Ohtani struck out in the second inning with one out and runners on first and third base.

Ohtani missed the bat again with a 147 km/h fastball with a ball count of 1 ball and 2 strikes.

Ohtani, who swung the bat so hard that his helmet came off and struck out, entered the first base dugout with a dejected expression on his face.

However, fans also clapped for Ohtani, who struck out.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts predicted before the game, “Ohtani will have two at-bats.”As the manager said, Ohtani came to bat only twice.

Otani’s visit to Korea was 12 years after the World Youth Baseball Championship (Seoul Mokdong Stadium), which he participated in in 2012 while he was a student at Hanamaki Higashi High School in Japan.

Over the past 12 years, ‘Japanese baseball prospect’ Ohtani has stood tall as ‘the world’s best player’.

Ahead of this season, he signed a 10-year contract with the Dodgers worth a total of $700 million (about 932.4 billion won), the largest contract in world sports history.

As the Dodgers decided to play the opening two-game series of this year’s regular season against the San Diego Padres at Gocheok Dome on the 20th and 21st, Ohtani will play his first regular season game in Seoul after moving to the Dodgers.

Before coming to Seoul, Otani surprisingly announced his marriage to Mamiko Tanaka, a former Japanese women’s professional basketball player, and as he accompanied his wife to the country, interest in Otani grew.

Otani, who is warming up ahead of the opening game, will undergo a final inspection in an evaluation match with the Korean national baseball team on the 18th. 안전 슬롯사이트

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