Best stage, best opponent… Will Tutani vs Trout succeed?
‘Lee Do-ryu’ pitcher Ohtani vs genius hitter Trout. It will be a scene that baseball fans around the world want.
Can we see a match between pitcher Shohei Ohtani and hitter Mike Trout in a big match in the finals that can never be backed down?
On the 22nd (Korean time), the United States and Japan will face each other in the final of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA. Japan, which won consecutive championships in 2006 and 2009 once or twice, is challenging to win again in 14 years. The United States is the defending champion, having won the tournament four times in 2017. Challenge 2 consecutive losses.
Ohtani and Trout, who play together in the Major League LA Angels, will face off for the WBC championship trophy. Ohtani is a star representing Japan, and Trout is a captain representing America. This is the first appearance of both players in the WBC.
Ohtani has become a hot icon in the major leagues with his double job as a pitcher. Trout is a baseball prodigy who has been in the top class ever since his big league debut.
Ohtani won the American League MVP in 2021, and last season, as a hitter, he played 157 games with a batting average of .273, 34 homers, 95 RBIs, an OPS of .875, and a pitcher with a 2.33 ERA of 15 wins and 9 losses in 28 games (166 innings). did. He was second in MVP voting behind Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), who hit 63 home runs.
Trout won the American League MVP three times (2014, 2016, 2019). Last year, he suffered a minor injury and recorded an outstanding performance of batting average of 2.8, 3, 40 home runs, 80 RBIs, and OPS of .999 in 119 games.
If you look at the batting performance of the two players in the WBC, they are similar.
Trout = .318/.444/.591, 1 home run, 7 RBIs, 1 double, 1 triple. OPS 1.035
Ohtani = .450/.621/.800 with 1 home run, 8 RBIs, 4 doubles and 1 stolen base. OPS 1.421
Trout hit a three-run home run in the first inning against Canada on the 14th, leading to a 12-1 cold game victory. Ohtani’s home run was a three-run home run in the first inning against Australia on the 12th, and Japan won 7-1.
On the 21st, MLB.com published an article titled ‘The absolute and ultimate perfect ending, Trout vs. Ohtani’ when the big match between the United States and Japan was concluded. A match between pitcher Ohtani and hitter Trout, not a batting match.
Ohtani pitched in 2 games (8⅔ innings) as a starting pitcher in this tournament, recorded 2 wins and an average ERA of 2.08, leading Japan to the final. After winning against Mexico in the quarterfinals on the 21st, Ohtani said, “I will prepare to throw as a relief pitcher in the final.” He has experience in 2016 when he played as a designated hitter in the Japan Series during the Nippon Ham of the Nippon Professional Baseball and pitched as a relief pitcher in the second half of the game.
MLB.com noted,바카라사이트 “If that happens, there is no doubt that it will be a matchup that will be talked about for years to come.” It is a baseball scene that must be watched if it is uploaded on ‘.
If Ohtani throws as a pitcher in the top of the ninth inning and Trout enters the plate. It will be the best moment of the WBC.