There is a tag of ‘eating and running’, but even plays that are difficult to understand during the game. It was two strikes with a runner out, but he bunt. Fans burst out in anger, but it was a choice that couldn’t be helped. This is because there was no suitable third baseman alternative.
Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon came out as a 4th batter and 3rd baseman in a game against the Texas Rangers in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on the 16th (Korean time) and recorded no hits in 3 at-bats. He was unable to help his team on offense after going to base with a ball that hit his left wrist in his first at-bat in the first inning and hit his body.
However, Rendon’s response at the plate after that was strange. He came out as the leadoff batter in the 4th inning and had a full count game, then walked away with a strikeout while watching the ball on the 6th pitch. While Nathan Eboldi threw 6 pitches, Rendon never batted.
In the 6th episode, a more unbelievable scene appeared. Rendon attempted bunts twice from first out and first base, but he failed to hit the ball in play. I tried once in the ball count 0-1, but it was a strike, and in 1-2, the bunt became a foul and I got three strikes out.
The score was tied 2-2, but at best I thought of a true base hit? He could appear to play a voiceless play. Angels fans were outraged on Twitter, saying, “Retire now.”
However, it seems that Rendon was not in a normal physical condition. After being hit by a ball in his arm in the first inning, pain prevented him from swinging his bat properly. Orange County Register reporter Jeff Fletcher tweeted during the game, “Rendon continues to run despite being hit early in the game. He just tried a bunt and struck out easily. He probably can’t swing properly.”
He added, “If I had to take out Rendon, I had to put Matt Theis in a pinch or Taylor Ward (starting in left field) to play somewhere.” Ties had a career as a third baseman until last year, but this year he started only as a catcher and first baseman.
The Athletic’s Sam Blum also said, “Just at the plate, Rendon tried to bunt twice. Once after two strikes. He probably can’t turn his bat. If it’s an injury, it’s a disaster for the Angels. Geo Acella and Jack Neto are also injured. in progress,” he wrote.먹튀검증
Even in the top of the 8th inning, Rendon showed no intention of attacking at bat. He stood on a ball that appeared to be out of the strike zone and returned to the dugout with his nod, even after striking out.
Although Rendon didn’t help on offense, the Angels defeated Texas 5-3. Ohtani came out as a starter and achieved 6 wins (2 losses) of the season with 2 runs in 6 innings, and led the victory by posting 1 hit in 2 at-bats (home run), 2 walks and 2 RBIs as the 2nd hitter.