— MLB (@MLB) April 2, 2018
The Japanese phenom Ohtani chalks up his first win in his first start as a Major League Baseball player. I am glad to see this. After an awful, awful, AWFUL spring training, the Angels decided to put Ohtani on the Opening Day roster.
I was nervous after that spring training that maybe he wasn’t ready right away and then who knows what happens to a man’s confidence after that. I want to see the Angels do the best they possibly can in order to see Mike Trout make a Postseason. He is the best player this league has seen since A-Rod came up and not a single marketing person can figure out how to market the shit out of him. Once Trout can dominate a Postseason run, hopefully all of this can change.
But back to Ohtani. He has some really good stuff. People forget that he has a 100 MPH in his arsenal. Just look at this at bat:
Shohei Ohtani getting Matt Olson on three pitches
100mph Fastball + a pair of filth at 89mph pic.twitter.com/3TLieASQhX
— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) April 1, 2018
That’s awesome. It’s too bad that he can’t play in the NL and still hit some dingers while throwing 100 MPH. Congrats Shohei, hopefully more to come.