And with the elite stuff he showed on the mound in Oakland, the righty has the potential to dominate this year.Video: Must C Crushed: Ohtani homers in second straight gameMatt Harvey, starter, Mets: Harvey has struggled with injuries and effectiveness in the past two seasons, posting a 5.78 ERA over 185 1/3 innings in that span and undergoing Thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in 2016, before dealing with further shoulder woes in "17". "I've got to learn from all this, fight and battle to get better".
"Especially with how my spring training went, I wasn't really imagining (the start of the season) to be this good, to be honest", Ohtani said. Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons said. In these past two weeks, Ohtani became the first Major League Baseball player since Babe Ruth in 1919 to play in both a non-pitching role and as starting pitcher within the first 10 games of the season.
Astros 4, Padres 1 • In Houston, Max Stassi hit a three-run homer off Tyson Ross (1-1) and Charlie Morton (2-0) allowed four hits and three walks for one unearned run in six innings.
Although he isn't hitting against the A's, Ohtani also homered in three consecutive games earlier in the Angels' homestand.
"It's very impressive, yeah, " Athletics manager Bob Melvin said. The third baseman enjoyed a breakout season in the minors past year, hitting.282 with 31 home runs and 94 RBIs while playing the majority of his games at the Double-A level. That run came after Triggs walked the first three batters of the game on May 10 in Oakland, but he came back to pitch six innings in the 3-1 win.
Ohtani's homer got the Angels on the scoreboard in the second before they tacked on four runs in the fourth. But the right-hander handled the Phillies in his first start of 2018, allowing only one hit over five scoreless innings while walking one and striking out five.
People in Japan are excited about Ohtani's start.
Baltimore overcame a 5-0, first-inning deficit to take three of four in NY following a five-game losing streak. He is proving that Asian ballplayers can be sluggers who rake home runs with Judge or Trout, and they can even be two-way players like Babe Ruth. Pena pitched the ninth inning against the A's giving up a homer to Matt Joyce. Simmons had an RBI double, Valbuena had a two-run single and Martin Maldonado added an RBI single to make it 6-5.
Upton's decisive blow, however, was made possible one batter earlier when the Angels had runners on second and third with two out, and Oakland holding a 9-7 lead.
Athletics: Oakland put OF Boog Powell on the 10-day DL with a right knee sprain in a move retroactive to Saturday. In mores straightforward terms, Ohtani is a two-way player, serving the Angels as both a hitter and pitcher. His strikeout total rose to 18 today, tying the Halos record for most strikeouts by a pitcher in their first two games.
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