There’s an electricity in the air when Ohtani pitches tyat is unique. It’s not just seeing a great out her. It is seeing history. Things like this just don’t happen:
Ohtani took the hill tonight and was staked to an early 2-0 lead thanks to a nice rally in the bottom of the first. David Fletcher led off with a single, moved to second on a ground out by Ohtani, then stole third. Goose punched him in for the first score.
Ohtani gave up a two run bomb in the following frame and the score stayed knotted at 2 until Mad Max drive in Jo Adell in the 6th.
The lead was in jeopardy in the top half of the 7th, but Ohtani pulled out one last bit of magic to end the threat.
Cishek pitched a scoreless 8th. Texas really helped him out. He’d walked the lead off guy and was down 3-0 to Nate Lowe who inexplicably swung at a likely ball 4 and grounded out.
The Angels got two men on with one out in the 8th but Marsh struck out swinging at ball 4 and Stassi grounded to short.
1 run lead heading to the 9th can only mean one thing: D-Cell. After a lead off single put the tying run at first, Iglesias retired the next three.