Desperation stood out. Shohei Ohtani (29) showed his strong will to win by throwing up his helmet.
On the 21st (Korean time), Japan won 6-5 against Mexico in the semifinals of the ‘2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC)’ held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA.
It was not an easy game. Japan, who had been dragged by Mexico, turned the game around in the last attack in the ninth inning.온라인카지노
It was Ohtani who opened the fire. In the ninth inning, trailing 4-5, Ohtani hit a double in the middle right. On his way to second base, Ohtani tossed his helmet and sprinted to create a scoring opportunity.
And Japan finished the game with Murakami Munetaka’s two-run walk-off double following Masataka Yoshida’s walk.
With this, Japan will step on the final stage 14 years after winning the championship in the 2nd tournament in 2009.
More attention is drawn to the two-hit match between Ohtani and Mike Trout. The two key players of the Los Angeles Angels are likely to face off in the WBC Finals.
Ohtani will also be preparing to pitch in the bullpen. Initially, the Angels club allowed Ohtani to double-up until the quarterfinals, but Ohtani expressed his intention to play as a bullpen pitcher in the finals, and the club accepted the player’s will.
The American media showed anticipation for Ohtani and Trout’s match even before the opening of the WBC. And it is expected that you will be able to see superstars face-to-face in the WBC finals that have not been seen in the major leagues.