Los Angeles Angels Pitcher Shohei Ohtani Is Also Really, Really Fast


"He really wanted that bat, so I gave it to him". This is practically unheard of in modern day professional baseball, as specialization has become the norm for most players. But the volume there has decreased, and you have to wonder if the Angels might even lower his number of innings as the year goes on since so many Major League teams are super careful with young starting pitchers.

With two strikes, Ohtani drove a 97 miles per hour fastball from Brandon Maurer to right-center for his first major league triple, scoring Calhoun, Andrelton Simmons and Luis Valbuena. Once his translator let him know what was going on, Ohtani chuckled and signed a ball for Leo before heading back into the clubhouse to get ready for the game.

The Angels have won seven straight and lead the American League West with a 13-3 record.

Porcello (3-0) stayed in after a 45-minute rain delay and was working on a no-hitter before Aaron Judge's leadoff double in the seventh. The last was Zack Greinke, who accomplished the feat in his first three 2009 starts.

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"We're hitting well", said Albert Pujols, who homered and drove in three runs in the Friday victory.

Yankees starter Sonny Gray (1-1) was pulled after a leadoff single by Moreland in the fourth. The problem was that he had already thrown 94 pitches.

That was more than enough offense for Rockies starter Chad Bettis, who allowed one run over seven. The Reds ended up using Cliff Pennington to pitch the ninth.

Paul DeJong's solo shot deep into the upper deck in center off Austin Brice (0-2) snapped a 4-4 tie in the sixth. Scioscia opted to put Kinsler back at the top.

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The Angels are on a five game win streak right now, with the last four wins all coming on the road. He followed that up with another seven innings performance, this time allowing just one hit to the Seattle Mariners in a 10-1 win. Their three victories have been shutouts, two of them by 1-0 scores.

Berrios (2-1) tied a career high with 11 strikeouts and allowed just three hits for the second time in three starts this season. He is 0-1 through two starts with a 4.09 ERA.

The right-handed pitcher with a fastball averaging about 99 miles per hour, along with a nasty splitter and a biting slider, was 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 18 strikeouts over 13 innings while allowing only four hits in his two starts on the mound, both against Oakland.

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On the other hand, the Red Sox have netted 6.3 units and are 5-6 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. We got a lot of sluggers in our lineup. "When he's locked in and when he's healthy a he's very risky ".