12:21 AM EDT, Mon May 17, 2021
NESN.com 6 hours ago

Matt Barnes Called Shohei Ohtani ‘Most Physically Gifted Baseball Player’ Ever

If anyone was going to cause Matt Barnes to blow his first save of the year, the Boston Red Sox closer at least can tip his hat to Shohei Ohtani. Facing a sweep at Fenway Park, the Los Angeles Angels pitcher and designated hitter slung a two-run, go-ahead homer by the Pesky Pole to help […] The post Matt Barnes Called Shohei Ohtani ‘Most Physically Gifted Baseball Player’ Ever appeared first on NESN.com.
OC Register 7 hours ago
Shohei Ohtani’s 9th-inning homer propels Angels past Red Sox

Shohei Ohtani’s 9th-inning homer propels Angels past Red Sox

Ohtani's 12th homer of the season put the Angels back on top in a game in which they had blown an early 4-0 lead. It was the first time since 2013 they hit a go-ahead homer when down to their final out.
Halos Heaven 7 hours ago
Shohei Ohtani hits biggest home run of season, Angels win

Shohei Ohtani hits biggest home run of season, Angels win

Photo by Kathryn Riley/ The Angels were down to their final out Trailing by one run with the bases empty, the Angels were one out away from being swept by the Red Sox. Mike Trout singled, extending hope and putting the tying run on first base. Shohei Ohtani stepped up to the plate, representing the go-ahead run. Before we could even think about him potentially doing something magical, he swung at the first pitch and gave the Angels the lead, and ultimately the 6-5 victory. Ohtani crushed his 12th home run of the season, tied for the lead in the majors. There...
Halos Heaven May 15, 2021
Ohtani is turning heads

Ohtani is turning heads

Photo by Bob Levey/ An appreciation of the Angels’ 2-way talent Shohei Ohtani is displaying all of his talents so far this season, tantalizing baseball fans everywhere with his hitting and pitching abilities. The kid gloves are off this season, with Ohtani playing in all 37 Angels games this season through Friday, and standing out at two full-time jobs simultaneously. He homered and doubled in the Angels’ series opener Friday, the former an opposite-field home run over the Green Monster on what appeared to be a flick of Ohtani’s wrist. Monster mashed....
NESN.com May 14, 2021

Alex Cora, Like Entire Baseball World, Left Marveling At Shohei Ohtani

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani has given Major League Baseball arguably its best storyline of the season, again. Ohtani, you may have heard, does just about everything for the Angels. The left-handed hitter has 10 home runs and 26 RBIs, while recording a .257 batting average in 145 plate appearances this season. Oh yeah, […] The post Alex Cora, Like Entire Baseball World, Left Marveling At Shohei Ohtani appeared first on NESN.com.
Call to the Pen May 12, 2021

Los Angeles Angels finding creative ways to keep Shohei Ohtani in lineup

The Los Angeles Angels changed their plans when it came to Shohei Ohtani this season. He did not bat on the days he pitched before, even getting the day off before his starts as the Angels wanted him to focus on his mound work. This has changed now, as Ohtani has frequently hit when pitching, […] Los Angeles Angels finding creative ways to keep Shohei Ohtani in lineup - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Halos Heaven May 11, 2021
Angels waste Shohei Ohtani’s best game of the year

Angels waste Shohei Ohtani’s best game of the year

Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Ohtani strikes out 10 in longest outing in 3 years, but Astros get to bullpen in 8th Shohei Ohtani continued to amaze, striking out 10 in seven strong innings, but received little offensive support and was let down by the Angels bullpen in a 5-1 loss to the Astros on Tuesday night in Houston. Limiting walks was the key to Ohtani’s longevity on Tuesday, entering the game with 19 walks in 18⅔ innings this season and a 22.6-percent walk rate that ranked 376th among the 378 pitchers with at least 10 innings pitched in 2021. But...
OC Register May 11, 2021
Shohei Ohtani’s gem wasted as Angels’ bullpen fails in loss to Astros

Shohei Ohtani’s gem wasted as Angels’ bullpen fails in loss to Astros

Ohtani allows just one run in seven innings, striking out 10, his longest start since before Tommy John surgery in 2018. Aaron Slegers and Alex Claudio combine to allow four runs in the eighth in a 5-1 loss.

Shohei Ohtani making history with 2-way success for Angels

The only weakness in Shohei Ohtanis incredible two-way game these days is his control, and its bugging the Los Angeles Angels star.
OC Register May 6, 2021
Angels can’t overcome late home run by Rays in 4th straight loss

Angels can’t overcome late home run by Rays in 4th straight loss

Brandon Lowe hits a three-run home run off Junior Guerra and the Angels go 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position and strand nine runners in a 3-1 loss. Shohei Ohtani pitches five shutout innings.
OC Register May 4, 2021
Shohei Ohtani to return to Angels’ rotation on Wednesday vs. Rays

Shohei Ohtani to return to Angels’ rotation on Wednesday vs. Rays

Ohtani was hit in the elbow by a pitch on Sunday, so his turn to pitch on Monday was pushed back two days. Anthony Rendon is still out with a knee contusion, but he is listed as day to day.
Halos Heaven May 4, 2021
Anthony Rendon injures knee in Angels loss to Rays

Anthony Rendon injures knee in Angels loss to Rays

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Rendon fouled a ball off his left knee in the 8th inning The opener of Angels vs. Rays was supposed to be Shohei Ohtani against Tyler Glasnow. We got it, but not exactly as planned in the Angels’ 7-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Monday in the opener of a four-game series in Anaheim. To add injury to insult, Anthony Rendon lined a ball off his left knee in the eighth inning, and immediately crumpled to the ground. After a few minutes, he was helped off the field. Here's the play. It got Rendon in an area with no padding. https://t.co/AQpAPbBwo1...
OC Register May 3, 2021
Shohei Ohtani scratched from start on the mound for Angels

Shohei Ohtani scratched from start on the mound for Angels

Ohtani was hit in the elbow by a pitch on Sunday in Seattle. It is unclear when he will return to the mound. José Quintana will start on Monday night instead.
Halos Heaven May 3, 2021
Series preview: Angels welcome Rays to town for a four-game series

Series preview: Angels welcome Rays to town for a four-game series

Photo by Steph Chambers/ The Angels are currently .500 on the season The Angels head back home for a nice stretch at home. They’ll welcome the Tampa Bay Rays to town for a four-game series. Here’s a preview of what the pitching preview looks like for the week. Monday: Shohei Ohtani (1-0, 3.29 ERA) vs. Tyler Glasnow (3-1, 1.67 ERA) As of right now, Ohtani is scheduled to make the start for the Angels. He was hit by a pitch on Sunday and there was some question as to whether or not he’d make tonight’s start. As of right now, looks like he’ll be taking the...
Halos Heaven May 3, 2021
Shohei Ohtani questionable to pitch on Monday after being hit by pitch

Shohei Ohtani questionable to pitch on Monday after being hit by pitch

Photo by Steph Chambers/ There’s no word on if he’ll be able to start for the Angels on Monday Shohei Ohtani was scheduled to pitch for the Angels on Monday. That seems to be up in the air now after the two-way player was hit by a pitch on his elbow on Sunday in the first inning. He remained in the game, but Angels manager Joe Maddon couldn’t give a firm answer following the game about Ohtani’s status for Monday. “He’s sore,” Maddon said to the media. “He’s being looked at right now. I talked to him during the course of the game. I don’t know how...

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