Shohei Ohtani went full 2 way player today at Dodger Stadium as the Angels lost vs their interleague rival. For a bit anyway. It is a game that doesn’t count, but it still stung as Ohtani got rocked and left with a blister injury.
It did not start well for Ohtani who was wild in the first, loading the bases on 3 walks, and threw a wild pitch to give up the first run of the game. The second was even worse, leaving a hanger up for a 2 run home run, and giving up a solo shot as well, making it 4-0 Dodgers in a flash.
It didn’t end in the 3rd, as he gave up a 3 run home run. Ohtani lasted just 2 and 1/3 innings, giving up 7 runs on 4 hits, 3 of which were home runs, and 3 walks while striking out 3. He didn’t look good at all and left with a blister on his finger.
Meanwhile, the offense was cold. It took until the 4th for a hit, a home run by Phil Gosselin, who hit in the pitcher’s spot. 6 hits total and 1 walk. The two runs were that home run and a groundout RBI by Lagares in the 9th. Overall a bad outing for the offense.
Dodgers piled on as the game went on, hitting a 4th home run, and getting to both Guerra and Claudio. Both of these relievers look to make the team, and neither have looked particularly spectacular. With 3 new relievers acquired just today, competition is fierce.
The Freeway Series wraps up tomorrow, the last game before they count. Opening Day is on the 1st, it is nearly here.