Shohei Ohtani loses flawless game in seventh inning, finishes with 12 strikeouts

Shohei Ohtani

The pitching matchup for today's game has Kendall Graveman pitching for the Athletics to face Shohei Ohtani of the Angels. In those two games, the Angels scored 8 runs per game. There isn't such a tab for Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees poster-child and AL MVP runner-up a year ago, or even Mike Trout, the two time MVP who is projected to finish in the top 10 Wins Above Replacement ratings of all time when he's done. Last night, he bashed a homer for the third game in a row. But here we are after his first four games-five when you count his 6-inning debut on the mound-and he's out here turning heads.

The Angels' Mike Trout singles to right in the fourth inning against Oakland in Anaheim on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Every strikeout came on a swing and miss, as Ohtani used his splitter and triple-digit fastball as his go-to strikeout pitch.

Already 1-0, Ohtani is flawless through six innings in his second start against the Oakland Athletics. Graveman started their confrontation with a sinker that didn't sink. The right-hander battled some mechanical problems in his second start, when he walked five and allowed eight runs at San Francisco, but he was sharp while blanking the Indians over 5 1/3 innings on Opening Day. He served up home runs left and right, and many scouts thought he couldn't handle big-league pitching.

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Boston improved to 8-1, including 5-0 in one-run games.

Ohtani got a lineout to short to open the inning, but he fell behind 2-0 to Marcus Semien smashed single through the left of the infield. Athletics games have gone over four times, gone under four times and pushed on one occasion. He has allowed only six baserunners on four hits and two walks (which gives a 9:1 strikeout to walk ratio).

Ohtani is just the sixth rookie ever to hit 3 home runs in his first 4 games. "Any", Athletics manager Bob Melvin said.

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Scioscia also said he wasn't concerned the Angels' starting rotation was heading for a repeat of last season's march to the disabled list. Andrew Heaney and Matt Shoemaker also are out.

In reality, the Mets are giving me the better pitcher and, at least for this one series, the better lineup. JC Ramirez really struggled on the mound for the Angels. Matt Joyce homered in the ninth.

Third baseman Ryan Schimpf homered in his first start with the Angels, after they recalled him Saturday from Salt Lake to replace Nolan Fontana, who was sent the other way.

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Many caveats come with trying to make inferences based on the first series of an Major League Baseball season, the biggest one being that there are 162 games and teams are just beginning to find themselves. The shortstop got hurt while sliding down into the Tampa Bay dugout and will have tests Monday.

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