Kershaw confused “Why am I strong against Ohtani?”, ‘nemesis of natural enemies’ without a single hit for 4 years

‘Living Legend’ Clayton Kershaw (35, LA Dodgers), who is giving hope to the collapsed team mound, has risen to first place in the league with the most wins. Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels), who showed a pleasant sense of hitting, also blocked it.온라인카지노

Kershaw took the mound as a starting pitcher in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) away game against the Los Angeles Angels held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA on the 21st (Korean time), recording 7 innings, 5 hits, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts.

On this day, Kershaw showed off a clean pitch against the Angels lineup. In the bottom of the first inning, Taylor Ward, Ohtani, and Mike Trout were all outfield fly balls, and he handled all of his first 8 batters with lump hits. He was driven to the second base crisis with a runner in the third inning, but he blocked it well without a follow-up hit.

Of course, there were also humps. At the end of the 4th inning, with 2 out and 1st base, Kershaw hit a double from No. 5 Hunter Renfro through left-center, and first base runner Brandon Drury dug home. The Dodgers tagged out Drury through a relay play involving center fielder, shortstop, and catcher. The initial decision was safe, but it was overturned after video review.

Clayton Kershaw pitches against the Angels on the 21st (Korean time).
Kershaw, who passed the 5th and 6th innings well, faced the biggest crisis of the game in the 7th inning. With the start of the inning, Drury and Renfro hit consecutive hits and became second and third base safely. Kershaw grounded and struck out the next two batters, but Luis Renhipo walked and loaded the bases. However, Kershaw calmly induced a shortstop ground ball and continued scoreless innings.

Afterwards, the Dodgers line-up scored two runs in the top of the 8th inning and presented Kershaw with the winning pitcher requirement. The bullpen blocked the 8th and 9th innings well, and the Dodgers won 2-0, Kershaw’s 9th win of the season and a tie for the most wins in the National League.

Kershaw also maintained a nemesis against Ohtani. Kershaw, who caught Ohtani with a floating ball to left field in the first at-bat in the first inning, struck out on a swing in the 4th inning and induced a fly to left field in the 6th inning and did not allow him to reach base. Ohtani, blocked by Kershaw, ended the game with no hits in 4 at-bats, ending a 15-game hitting streak.

Shohei Ohtani is out with a fly ball to left field in the 6th inning against the Dodgers on the 21st (Korean time). /AFPBBNews=News1
After making his major league debut in 2018, Ohtani has been struggling against Kershaw. Including this game, Ohtani has recorded 4 strikeouts in 11 at-bats in 11 at-bats against Kershaw since the first confrontation in 2020, and has not even reached base. The only time Ohtani recorded a hit against Kershaw was in the 2022 All-Star Game. It was difficult to target Kershaw even though he showed a good sense of hitting by hitting 9 home runs in June.

However, Kershaw himself responded that he did not know about this compatibility. According to Japanese media Full Count, Kershaw tilted his head after the match, saying, “I don’t know (the reason why I’m strong against Ohtani).” Kershaw said, “The content wasn’t outstanding, but I was lucky for some reason,” and laughed, saying, “We needed a victory.”

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