“I was going to dive for every ball” Trout praises Shohei Ohtani’s no-nonsense step | Full Account

Otani praised for his excellent pitching “I felt like I was throwing 5 or 6 sliders”

■ Angels 4-2 Athletics (30th time Japan, Anaheim)

Angels pitcher Shohei Otani started on the 29th (30th Japan time) against the Athletics at home and scored his 15th win with 2 hits and no runs in the 8th inning. Outfielder Mike Trout, who covered center field, laughed at the tremendous pitch of no hits and no runs until the 8th inning, saying, “It was fun watching from behind.”

Ohtani had 10 strikeouts with a clear slider. “I felt like I was throwing five or six sliders. Cool,” said Trout. In defense, as expectations for a feat rose, he said, “I should play the same way in every situation, but I didn’t get any hits, so I was planning to dive for all the balls in the 8th inning.” thinking,” he said.

Also, Trout said, “If he had managed to not hit, the MVP would be an impossible debate,” Trout said, adding to the debate. The battle with outfielder Aaron Judge of the Yankees, who is hitting an American League record 61 home runs, is extremely fierce, but “(Otani) is playing every five days, and by the end of the season, he will hit 100 RBIs and hit 35 to 36 home runs. They hit twelve, and the judges are breaking records. What’s happening right now is good for baseball. I enjoy what they do every night.”

(Full Account editorial section)

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