Shoehi Ohtani pitched a day after 2 wins for the first time since MAY. With David Fletcher back, it felt like everything was right again.
But of course, happy Angels fans are not allowed, not anymore. So, Shohei the pitcher didn’t have his A stuff tonight. Sure, going 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits while striking out 11 and walking 0 is great for anyone, but, with this offense? Well, it was not enough.
Offensive support was pathetically pathetic yet again tonight. Barely able to scrap across any hits, let alone runs vs Spencer Howard?! Seriously, Howard?! He is the worst of the Rangers rather underwhelming starting rotation. Just 3 hits and no walks vs THAT GUY?!
If this is the last start for Ohtani as an Angel, well, he will certainly go down in Angels history as one of the best players to ever play for this organization, and one that will be fondly remembered for the rest of our lives.
Things were shaky to start, with 3 straight singles to lead off the game vs Ohtani. But, Shohei struck out the next 3 batters to keep it scoreless heading into the bottom of the first.
Things weren’t so lucky later, however. He gave up a solo home run in the 4th.
And in the 5th, he allowed another run.
It was almost 3-0 Rangers in the 6th, but Ohtani was able to escape a leadoff triple. He was done after 6, striking out 11.
Then in the 7th, another run almost scored again but Jo Adell made a great play?!
Even against the Rangers’ bullpen, the Angels couldn’t muster up a run. Angels lose what might be the last Ohtani start as an Angel.