24 August 2023

‘Nothing is going right’ Angels’ returning free agent plays 1 game, sits out 2 with sore wrist…Ohtani pitches 1.1 innings before being scratched with ‘arm fatigue’ _ – The New York Times

Posted on 24 August 2023 by maxytee.com

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.


‘No More Mistakes’ Kim Do-Young ‘Any Ground Ball – New Glove Fits Perfectly’

Posted on 24 August 2023 by maxytee.com

Kim Do-young trains with a new glove to strengthen his resolve after a slump.

KIA’s Kim Do-young had a new pair of gloves delivered to his coach, Lee Bum-ho, ahead of their upcoming game against KT in Suwon on April 24.

Coach Lee carefully examined the glove, which he had seen before when he played in Japan, and tested it himself.

He gave her a thorough explanation of the glove’s features and helped her get used to it by giving her a pogo stick.

After going 3-for-3 at the plate, Kim’s defense was also in trouble. After making only two errors this season, she made five in the last six games.

“I shouldn’t have let my batting results affect my defense, but I think I lost my focus,” Kim said. “I always try to have the mindset of starting over after a mistake. Of course, it doesn’t always work out that way. Baseball is a very difficult sport,” he said, expressing his frustration.

His season batting average dropped by three percent to .297. This is the first time since the start of the season that Kim’s batting average has been below .300.

He fell into a deep slump in August. In 70 at-bats, he is batting .257 with 18 home runs, 10 RBIs and 14 runs scored. In his last 10 games, he’s not much better, going 9-for-40 with a .225 batting average, seven RBIs and four runs scored.스포츠토토

Kim, who has consistently produced hits and walks, hasn’t gotten on base in his last two games.

Kim’s role is crucial for KIA’s chances in the fall baseball season. He is desperate to break out of his slump.