The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani kicked off the MVP campaign by fanning 10 and hitting just two goals in six scoreless innings against the A’s as Hunter Renfroe makes an extraordinarily catchy…
Two-way LA Angels player Shohei Ohtani is unfazed by MLB’s introduction of the pitch clock, as the Japanese, who single-handedly beat Team USA in the WBC Finals, started the 2023 season by calling his own pitches through a PitchCom device hidden under his jersey.
The 28-year-old’s unusual decision to call his shots is related to the 15-second time limit imposed on pitchers between throws. And the 2021 AL MVP certainly didn’t disappoint in the 2023 Opening Day game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, pitching 10 strikeouts in six innings without giving up any runs.
Ohtani was able to allow three walks, but the A’s failed to take advantage of the rare chances they were given at bat to get to the scoreboard while a three-time All-Star was on the mound, even in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Ohtani also had two hits, his first of the season allowing him to reach first base.
In the bottom of the fifth, while he was still pitching, Otani was left in disbelief
The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani made his season to remember debut with 10 Ks in six innings Thursday