Ohtani went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and three total RBI in an 11-3 win over Detroit on Friday.
Ohtani's first homer was a two-run blast that was one of three long balls hit by the Angels in the fifth inning. In the eighth, he went deep again to register his first multi-homer game of the season. Ohtani's two homers moved him into third place in the league this season with 21, one behind both Fernando Tatis and Vladimir Guerrero. Four of Ohtani's round trippers have come in his past four games.
Ohtani (3-1) earned the win Thursday against the Tigers after tossing six innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and a walk while fanning five.
This was Ohtani's fourth quality start of the season and all four have come over his last six outings -- plus, he's now allowed two or fewer runs in six of his last seven starts. The right-hander owns an excellent 2.70 ERA in addition to his dynamic offensive contributions and is scheduled to make his next start against the Rays on the road next week.
Ohtani will bat second and serve as the designated hitter Thursday against the Tigers, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Ohtani will take the mound as the starting pitcher in the game, but he will also hit for the Angels. This is the seventh time this season that he will start a game as a two-way player. Ohtani has maintained an outstanding .271/.350/.618 line across 254 plate plate appearances while also logging a 2.85 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 47.1 frames.
Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the A's.
His second-inning blast off Cole Irvin was Ohtani's 19th homer of the year, while his fifth-inning steal was his 10th. The 26-year-old is now the fourth player in MLB and the first in the AL to reach double digits in both categories, joining Ronald Acuna, Fernando Tatis and Trea Turner.
Ohtani went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.
Ohtani's 429-foot solo shot to right field in the eighth inning brought the Angels to within two runs, though the team was ultimately unable to complete a comeback. The long ball was Ohtani's 18th this season, tying him for third-most leaguewide. He has complemented the homer total with a .267/.348/.606 slash line, 46 RBI and nine stolen bases.
Ohtani is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Ohtani has played 6.1 innings in the corner outfield this season, but the Angels have thus far been unwilling to have him make a start in the field on his non-pitching days. With no designated-hitter spot available at Chase Field, Ohtani will be limited to a bench role for the second day in a row.
Ohtani will not be in the lineup for Saturday's game against Arizona, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ohtani got to play both sides of the ball Friday, as he struck out eight on the mound and grabbed a pair of hits at the plate. There's no designated hitter available with the series taking place under National League rules, however, so Ohtani will likely be stuck on the bench Sunday as well.
Ohtani started Friday's 6-5 win over Arizona, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision. At the plate he went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI.
He fouled a ball off his knee early in the game and said it felt pretty stiff afterward, per Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register. Ohtani has been showcasing his well-rounded skillset all season and Friday was yet another example, as he's allowed four runs or less in each appearance on the mound this season. He's also tied for the MLB lead in extra-base hits with Nick Castellanos at 35. Once he was done pitching for the night, Ohtani moved to right field, which is the fifth time he has appeared in the outfield this season.
Ohtani went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a double, an additional run scored and a walk in Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Royals.
Ohtani slammed a two-run shot off Kris Bubic in the first inning to put the Angels up early. His 17th long ball of the season Tuesday lands Ohtani in second on the home-run leaderboard in the American League. In addition, he leads the Angels in RBI (44), runs (40) and stolen bases (nine). He has displayed a premium amount of combined power and speed, ranking third in all of baseball in home runs plus steals. The 26-year-old is slashing .261/.346/.606 in 231 plate appearances.
Manager Joe Maddon confirmed Tuesday that Ohtani will be the starting pitcher for Friday's game against Arizona, but he doesn't plan on having the two-way star start in the outfield during the remainder of the series, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Ohtani will hit as the pitcher in the NL park Friday, but based on Maddon's comments, he'll be limited to pinch-hit duty Saturday and Sunday. Considering that Ohtani has logged some innings in the outfield, it's possible he could see some time out there off the bench over the weekend.
Ohtani went 0-for-1 with three walks, a steal and a run in an 8-3 victory over Kansas City on Monday.
Ohtani has taken three free passes in back-to-back contests, and he's swiped a bag in both of those games as well. Though he's hit only one home run while going 5-for-29 over his past 10 contests, Ohtani has collected three thefts over that period and still owns a strong .255/.339/.585 batting line for the season.
Ohtani went 0-for-2 with three walks, a stolen base and a run in Sunday's loss to Seattle.
The two-way star struck out twice but also worked three walks. As a point of comparison, Ohtani took only three free passes throughout the entire month of April, so he seems to be developing a keener eye at the plate as the season progresses. Ohtani has been a threat on the basepaths throughout the campaign, totaling eight steals in 11 attempts.
Ohtani went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, double, an additional RBI and two strikeouts in a 12-5 win over the Mariners on Saturday.
One night after taking the mound, Ohtani blasted a solo shot to center in the first and lined an eighth-inning double to account for the Angels' first and last runs of the game. The first-inning home run snapped an 11 at-bat hitless stretch, though Ohtani brings much more to the table than just his contributions at the plate.
Ohtani (2-1) earned the win against Seattle on Friday, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out 10.
Ohtani's outing started out poorly as J.P. Crawford stung him for a leadoff home run. However, the right-hander bounced back with a solid six innings, allowing only one more run while tying his season high with 10 strikeouts. Ohtani has registered a quality start in three of his past four appearances, posting a 30:7 K:BB across 23.2 innings over that stretch. He is expected to make his next start at Arizona next weekend.
Ohtani will be in the Angels' offensive lineup as the starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Mariners, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
The Halos have gone back and forth between utilizing Ohtani as a hitter on the days he pitches. The two-way star did not hit in his previous two starts May 19 and May 28, but appears in line to participate on both sides of the ball Friday.
Ohtani is sitting for the second consecutive game in San Francisco, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The two-way star will be available as a pinch hitter after walking in his lone plate appearance Monday. Ohtani figures to return to the everyday lineup when not pitching once the Angels return to American League rules Thursday.
Ohtani is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Angels won't have the designated hitter available for their two-game set in San Francisco, so Ohtani will be on the bench Monday, and most likely Tuesday as well. Manager Joe Maddon suggested Ohtani could come off the bench as a pinch-hitter and possibly play a couple innings in the outfield late in the contest if the Angels need his powerful bat in the lineup.
Ohtani went 2-for-5 with a run scored, two RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's 4-0 win over the A's.
The Angels did all their scoring in the top of the fifth inning, with Ohtani's two-run single being the biggest blow. The 26-year-old is hitting .269 on the season with a .940 OPS, along with 15 homers, seven steals, 35 runs and 40 RBI.
Ohtani (1-1) pitched six-plus innings against Oakland on Friday and took the loss, allowing three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five.
Ohtani didn't appear to be phased by pitching a day later than planned after transportation issues caused him to be scratched Thursday. The right-hander kept Oakland off the scoreboard for five innings before allowing a run in the sixth frame. He was chased in the seventh, however, after giving up a pair of walks and a single without retiring a batter. Ohtani ended up with the loss despite notching his second quality start of the campaign. He has pitched to a 2.72 ERA and 50:26 K:BB across 36.1 innings this season while also smashing 15 home runs as a batter. Ohtani's next start will likely come at home against the Mariners next week.
Ohtani isn't in the lineup as the designated hitter for Friday's game against Oakland.
Ohtani is serving as the starting pitcher Friday, but he won't be utilized as a two-way player since the Angels are dealing with a short bench. Phil Gosselin will serve as the designated hitter and bat fifth.
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