Shohei Ohtani went 0-for-4 with 3 strikeouts as assigned player on Monday as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 to win 3 out of 4 and also take the groups’ season-opening collection.
A day after he was gone after after 30 join in his initial begin in almost 2 years, Ohtani was back in the beginning schedule, batting 3rd for the collection ending versus right-hander Chris Bassitt and also the Athletics.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels bats in the initial inning of a video game versus the Oakland Athletics on July 27, 2020, in Oakland, California. (Kyodo)
It was the very first time in his big league occupation he supported with the bat one day after pitching.
The last time he played 2 straight days, the initial as a bottle and also the following as a batter, was Sept. 22, 2016, when he assisted the Nippon Ham Fighters make it through a limited pennant race in the closing days of the period.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels leaves the area at Oakland Coliseum after the group shed to the Oakland Athletics. (Kyodo)
The 26-year-old Japanese went back to two-way responsibilities for the Angels in the coronavirus pandemic-shortened period after having surgical procedure to rebuild the ulnar security tendon in his tossing arm joint in October 2018.
After 4 roadway video games in Oakland, Ohtani and also his colleagues go back to Angel Stadium for their house opener versus the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.
Major League Baseball’s return from its coronavirus-related hold-up struck a grab Monday when it was required to hold off the Miami Marlins’ house opener versus the Baltimore Orioles because of a break out of the infection within the Florida-based group, stranding them in Philadelphia.
The organization additionally revealed that Monday’s video game in between the Philadelphia Phillies and also the New York Yankees, which had actually been arranged in Philadelphia, has actually been held off.
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