‘Idoru myth’ falls apart…Otani’s $600 million ‘super night’ also falls apart

Ohtani, the “Japanese star” of the Los Angeles Angels in the US Major League, accepted the shocking results of the examination. At this level,메이저사이트 questions can be raised as to whether it is right to throw as a pitcher this season, and from a distance, it can be pointed out that ‘double sword’ should be abandoned.

On the 24th (Korean time), Ohtani took the mound as a starter in the first game of the double header against the Cincinnati Reds held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. It was his first appearance after the game against the San Francisco Giants on the 10th. Ohtani, who returned after taking a break for about two weeks due to arm fatigue, drew attention to the contents of his pitching. However, Ohtani came down the mound in the middle of pitching in the second inning. He was scoreless in 1⅓ innings. Ohtani hit his 44th home run of the season that day, but the home run was completely buried by an unexpected early game.

There was a reason. The Angels announced a shocking fact after Game 2 of the doubleheader. Ohtani ruptures the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow. Whether or not to undergo surgery should be decided after examining his condition, and he announced that he would not be a pitcher this season.

Shocking. Ohtani has been both pitcher and hitter for several years, but has been showing signs of abnormality since the middle of this season. His muscle injuries, arm cramps, and more plague him. In particular, he has more problems when pitching. He took two weeks off due to finger cramps and arm fatigue, but he never showed signs of resting. His velocity dropped by nearly 6 km, and he was in such a condition that he could barely last two innings. He even gave up hitters who did not fall even after coming down as a pitcher. It meant the condition was bad. It was due to ligament rupture.

Anyway, the Angels’ season is ruined. The chances of advancing to the postseason are getting smaller. Therefore, even if Ohtani stops pitching, it is difficult to say that it is a huge blow to the team.

However, it is a big problem for Ohtani personally. After this season, he is the first free agent. Of course, because Ohtani has the best skills and star quality, teams who want to take him will line up. However, if there is a question mark about the pitcher’s ability when he has been dreaming of the best contract ever, such as the story of the ‘600 million dollar’ myth, there is no choice but to put a dark cloud on that ‘jackpot front’. He is a tremendous resource even if he only bats, but it is undeniable that his charm diminishes if his ability as a pitcher who can win 10 or more wins is missing.

Ohtani had already undergone Tommy John surgery for elbow pain during the 2018 season. After going through his rehabilitation process, he returned as a pitcher in 2021, but another big problem occurred.