Shohei Ohtani’s prowess in causing damage on the baseball field is nothing new in MLB. However, on Saturday night, he took it to another level by breaking a lightbulb at Citi Field. Consequently, the New York Mets have taken precautions for the series finale against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
During the first inning of Saturday’s game, Ohtani hit a foul ball down the right-field line, shattering a lightbulb in a Coor’s Light sign. Despite this incident, Ohtani displayed an impressive performance in the game, contributing two hits, two runs, and two stolen bases for the visiting Angels. The Angels secured a 5-3 victory over the Mets, clinching the first two games of the three-game series. Meanwhile, the Mets suffered their fourth consecutive loss and their fifth in the last six games.
Ohtani’s contributions were notable throughout the game. He hit a double in the first inning, scoring on Brandon Drury’s RBI single. Additionally, he achieved an RBI triple in the second inning and scored on Drury’s double. Despite his recent injury, which has ruled him out as a pitcher for the remainder of the season due to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, Ohtani continued to make an impact as a designated hitter for the Angels.
Reports from Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minasian revealed that Ohtani declined imaging exams after experiencing cramping in his pitching hand and fingers following an August 3 start against the Seattle Mariners. The 29-year-old player is facing a decision on whether to undergo Tommy John surgery, further complicated by his impending free agency after the current season.
Despite the challenges posed by the injury, Ohtani remains committed to his role as the Angels’ designated hitter, demonstrating his determination and dedication to the game.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn