As a starting pitcher and a designated hitter, Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani is embarking on a two-way journey that no major leaguer has successfully pulled off since Babe Ruth himself. Will Ohtani dominate on the mound and crush at the plate?
What did Ohtani do last?
Shohei Ohtani went 2-4 against the Giants on Friday where he picked up his first hits against a National League team.
On the mound -- In his second home start of the season, Ohtani got worked over by the Red Sox on Tuesday night, giving up a leadoff home run to Mookie Betts to begin the game and three runs in just two innings before exiting. His fastball location was poor, and the Angels subsequently announced he was removed after developing a blister on his pitching hand during the second inning.
At the plate -- On Friday night against visiting San Francisco, Ohtani went 2-for-4 to bring his season line to .342/.390/.658.
When can I see Ohtani next?
At the plate -- Ohtani could be in the lineup Saturday (9:07 p.m. ET) against Giants left-hander Derek Holland.
On the mound -- Depending on how the Angels respond to Ohtani's short start against the Red Sox, his next start is likely to come during Los Angeles' trip to Houston from Monday through Wednesday.