Dodgers Ohtani, no hits, silence My wife Tanaka also visited Gocheok Dome.

Only 2 strikeouts and missed swings in the evaluation match against Kiwoom, 2 fly balls and 1 ground ball against the national baseball team.

The bat of American Major League Baseball (MLB) LA Dodgers Shohei Otani (30) was silent for two days in a row.

Ohtani started as designated hitter twice in the warm-up match against the Korean national baseball team in the MLB 'World Tour Seoul Series' special game held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th, and recorded no hits in three at-bats.

Ohtani is the player drawing the most attention in this Seoul Series. The MLB superstar confirmed his unique status by signing a 10-year, $700 million (approximately KRW 933.4 billion) mega-contract with the Dodgers at the end of last year.

Ohtani's popularity can be gauged by the cheers that come out every time he appears at bat. However, Ohtani's exciting hitting that the audience was waiting for could not be seen in the evaluation match.

Ohtani, who struck out Ariel Jurado (Kiwoom) twice in an evaluation game against Kiwoom Heroes the previous day, faced young domestic pitchers that day. However, he failed to live up to his name, recording only two fly balls and one ground ball.

On this day, when Ohtani appeared in the first inning, the audience cheered loudly as if they had been waiting.

Ohtani, who came to the plate with no outs on first base, took a big swing at the first pitch fastball of 94.8 miles (approximately 152.6 km) from national baseball team starting pitcher Kwak Bin (Doosan Bears). While Ohtani was competing with Kwak Bin, first base runner Mookie Betts attempted to steal base and landed at second base. However, Ohtani was unable to capitalize on the scoring opportunity with no outs on second base. Ohtani hit Kwak Bin's fourth outside change-up with a ball count of 1 ball and 2 strikes, but the ball rose high and entered third baseman Noh Si-hwan's glove in the foul area. Ohtani's second at-bat also ended poorly. Ohtani, who was on first base with no outs in the third inning when the Dodgers were trailing 1-2, watched the first pitch of the national baseball team's second pitcher Lee Ui-ri (KIA Tigers) and then hit the sinker on the inside of the second pitch. But this time, he retired with a fly to left field. In his third at-bat in the fourth inning, with the Dodgers ahead 4-2, with two outs and first base, he hit a slider on the first pitch of the national baseball team's Oh Won-seok (SSG Landers), but was caught with a grounder to second base. Ohtani was replaced by pinch hitter Hunter Feduccia ahead of his fourth at-bat in the 7th inning. Although Ohtani was silent, the Dodgers defeated the national baseball team 5-2.

Meanwhile, Otani's wife, Mamiko Tanaka, also watched the game from the stands that day.

Otani surprisingly announced his marriage through social networking service (SNS) last month. Otani, who did not reveal the identity of the other woman at the time, introduced her wife to the public for the first time through a photo taken in front of the plane ahead of her flight to Seoul.

Otani's wife is Tanaka, a former Japanese women's professional basketball player.

When asked about her wife at the official press conference for the Seoul Series on the 16th, Otani was embarrassed, but expressed affection by saying, “This is the first time we have been overseas together (with her wife), so I think it will be a good memory.”

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