In the World Baseball Classic (WBC) final, Los Angeles Angels Otai Shohei (29) and Mike Trout (32) face each other.
Japan won a 6-5 victory over Mexico in the 2023 WBC semifinals held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA on the 21st (Korean time). In the 9th inning, Munetaka Murakami’s 2 RBI double hit the finish line and dramatically advanced to the final.
After failing to advance to the finals in two consecutive tournaments since winning in 2009, Japan reached the finals for the first time in 14 years. The opponent in the final is the United States, which won the first championship last year. Japan and the United States will decide the championship in a single game at Londippo Park on the 22nd.
Coincidentally, both Japan and the United States have MVP stars playing for the Los Angeles Angels. Shohei Ohtani of Japan and Mike Trout of the United States are leading the national team.
Ohtani is undeniably the best star in the major leagues. He doubled as a pitcher and won the 2021 American League MVP by unanimous decision. Last season, as a hitter, he had a batting average of 2.7% (160 hits in 586 at-bats) in 157 games, 34 home runs, 95 RBIs, OPS .875, and as a pitcher, he played in 28 games (166 innings) with a 15-9 ERA of 2.33 and finished second in MVP. occupied
Ohtani, who participated in the WBC for the first time in her career, showed the best star-like performance in the major leagues. He recorded a batting average of 4.5 in 6 games (9 hits in 20 at-bats), 1 home run, 8 RBIs, an OPS of 1.421 as a hitter, and 2 wins in 2 games (8⅔ innings) as a pitcher, with an earned run average of 2.08, leading Japan to the finals.
Trout is a special star who has won the MVP (2014, 2016, 2019) three times. Last season, he could not play many games due to injury, but he achieved outstanding results with a batting average of .283 (124 hits in 438 bats), 40 homers, 80 RBIs, and an OPS of .999 in 119 games.
Like Ohtani, Trout, who participated in the WBC for the first time, captained the U.S. national team and is active with a batting average of 3.18 (7 hits in 22 at-bats), 1 home run, 7 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.035 in 6 games. 온라인바카라
Ohtani and Trout, who play together for the Angels, have never been in the postseason together. Trout’s only major league postseason experience was reaching the American League Division Series in 2014 before Ohtani arrived. Ohtani won the Japan Series in Japan in 2016, but never played in the postseason with the Angels.
Ohtani and Trout, who have not been able to step on the stage of the Major League World Series, will clash over the WBC championship in the final on this day. One of the two players can get their hands on the championship ring.