Angels Star Ohtani To Pitch Sunday Against Oakland
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Sat 18th September 2021 | 10:00 AM
Los Angeles, Sept 18 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Sep, 2021 ) :Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani is back in the American League club's starting rotation and will pitch against the Oakland A's on Sunday.
But Ohtani threw 30 pitches on Friday, and the Angels decided he isn't done yet.
Ohtani has pitched 115 1/3 innings this season while also playing almost every day as the Angels' designated hitter.
He has struggled at the plate in the second half of the season, batting .200 with just seven homers in 44 games heading into Friday's contest.
Ohtani underwent Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery in 2018 after making 10 pitching starts in his first Major League Baseball season.
He returned to the mound in 2020 but was eventually shut down because of a right forearm injury.
This season Ohtani emerged as the best pitcher in the Angels' starting rotation, with a dominant fastball and a stellar command of an array of breaking pitches. In 21 starts, he has a 3.36 ERA, 136 strikeouts and a 9-2 record.