‘Korea-Japan two-hitter’ looks set…Choi aims for ‘first hit’ against Ohtani

A Korean-Japanese two-hitter is on the horizon.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Angels will begin a three-game series on April 22 (KST).

Pittsburgh is looking to turn things around in the second half of the season, but it hasn’t been easy with a 1-5 record since the All-Star break. It will be interesting to see if the Pirates can continue their late-season rebound in this series against the Angels.체스카지노

Choi Ji-Man of the Pittsburgh Pirates in action against the Cleveland Indians in MLB on Tuesday +UPI/Yonhap News Agency

Choi’s Pittsburgh Pirates are on the road against the Los Angeles Angels. Since returning from an Achilles injury, Choi has gone 6-for-23 with six home runs and six RBIs.

Most notably, he had an RBI single off a left-handed pitcher in Game 3 against Cleveland to snap the team’s losing streak.

If Choi is able to play on the 22nd, he and Ohtani will face off in a two-hitter.

In his MLB career, Choi only has three at-bats against Ohtani with two strikeouts and no hits. Will a healthy Choi be able to show off his swing against the reigning American League MVP Shohei Ohtani and help the Pirates continue their winning streak?

Photo via LAA Official Social Media

Photo via LA Angels Official SNS

Meanwhile, losing pitcher Shohei Ohtani will face the Pirates for the first time since joining the major leagues.

As of the 20th, Ohtani has been hitting extremely well, ranking first in MLB in home runs (35), triples (7), and OPS (1.075).

However, the “pitcher” has yet to win a game in July.

In his last start against the Astros, Ohtani took the mound out of desperation after two losses against the Astros in the first half of the season, but was unable to avoid a loss as he gave up five runs in five innings.

Heading into his second start of the second half, it will be interesting to see if Ohtani can snap the losing streak against Pittsburgh.

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