Shoehi Ohtani approached the Opening Day of the season with a lot of criticism and doubts, after an awful preseason both with the bat and on the mound. But Angels manager Mike Scioscia has shown faith in the Japanese, as he started the season as the team's designated hitter.
So far so good for Ohtani, as went for the hit on his first ever Major League at-bat of his career during the game between the Angels and the Oakland Athletics against starting pitcher Kendall Graveman.
Shohei Ohtani sends a single through the right side on the first pitch he sees in his first big league at-bat.— Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) 29 de marzo de 2018
Scioscia will use Ohtani as a pitcher on Sunday, on the season's opening series finale despite the Nipponese phenom was very inconsistent with his pitches during this Spring Training games, as his totals are 8 1/3 innings, 18 hits, 15 earned runs, 19 strikeouts, 4 HRs, 16.20 ERA through the whole preseason.
In his first MLB plate appearance, Shohei Ohtani singled to right field. He's hitting 1.000.— Jeff Miller (@JeffMillerMLB) 29 de marzo de 2018