The Los Angeles Angels were buoyed by the return of Mike Trout, arguably the best hitter in MLB. With Trout and Shohei Ohtani hitting hard, the Angels thought they could reignite the wild-card race.
However, after appearing against the Cincinnati Reds on the 23rd, Trout missed a doubleheader on the 24th. The reason: left wrist soreness, the team said.
Trout has missed 38 games this season due to injury. However, he returned to the big leagues without a minor league rehab assignment. The Angels’ hopes of making it to fall ball were fading.
But as soon as he returned, he got sick again.
Shohei Ohtani started and designated hitter in the first game of the doubleheader on Thursday, but was pulled after just 1.1 innings due to “arm fatigue” in the second inning.온라인바카
Ohtani got out of the first inning with a strikeout.
At the plate, he hit a two-run shot in the first inning. It was his 44th home run of the season. He passed Matt Olson (Atlanta Braves) for the MLB lead in home runs.
However, in his second inning on the mound, Ohtani suddenly complained of arm fatigue in the first inning and left the game.
He was replaced by a pinch-hitter in his own at-bat in the third inning.
The Angels dropped the first game of the doubleheader to Cincinnati.