Shohei Ohtani was on the mound again, once again pitching a day after the Angels won. This should have been an easy win, it was against the A’s. Instead, it was another loss. That is what happens when you suck.
Ohtani wasn’t his sharpest. He gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 and 2/3 innings on 7 hits. He struck out 7 and walked 1. Maybe it was too many sliders, he did give up a home run on one.
But what really did him in was the offense being a pile of horse manure, even himself. Shohei the pitcher must really hate Shohei the batter for his multiple failed plate appearances with runners in scoring position. Honestly, only Rengifo seems to be hitting these last couple of months.
It was a pitching duel until the 4th, when an error and a wild pitch made it possible for a run to score.
Rengifo did drive in a run in the 5th to tie the game, however.
But it was not to last, as the A’s scored 2 in the top of the 6th thanks to a home run by Sean Murphy.
Ohtani didn’t even finish the 6th. He struck out 7 though, so, there is that, at least.
And he left the game as a batter too, not good.
Once again, the Angels failed to score, bad luck, or just suck?
Angels lose to the A’s 3-1. I don’t know what anyone expected.