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Scioscia says Ohtani won't pitch in '19

Baseball / MLB Sep 14, 2018

Scioscia says Ohtani won't pitch in '19

Shohei Ohtani will not pitch next year, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday before his team's 8-2 loss against the Seattle Mariners. When asked by reporters if Ohtani will pitch next season, Scioscia said that he would not take the mound and that ...

AL Player of the Week Ohtani continues hit streak

Baseball / MLB Sep 11, 2018

AL Player of the Week Ohtani continues hit streak

Shohei Ohtani extended his hitting streak to eight games with a fourth-inning double but the Los Angeles Angels were defeated 5-2 by the Texas Rangers on Monday. Ohtani, who was named Player of the Week for the Sept. 3-9 period, proved himself worthy of his ...

Ohtani equals Matsui with latest home run

Baseball / MLB Sep 5, 2018

Ohtani equals Matsui with latest home run

Shohei Ohtani hit his first MLB home run off a left-hander and his 16th of the season, but the Los Angeles Angels lost 4-2 against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Ohtani, who hit .309 against lefties compared to .279 versus right-handers while playing for ...

Shohei Ohtani takes loss in return to mound for Angels

Baseball / MLB Sep 3, 2018

Shohei Ohtani takes loss in return to mound for Angels

George Springer knew something was different about Shohei Ohtani in his second at-bat against the Angels' pitcher during the third inning on Sunday night. "The velocity drop was probably the obvious," Springer said. "He was throwing 98-99 (mph, 158-159 kph) and then came out ...

Shohei Ohtani gets green light to pitch again

Baseball / MLB Aug 31, 2018

Shohei Ohtani gets green light to pitch again

Rookie right-hander Shohei Ohtani, who has been sidelined as a pitcher for nearly three months with an elbow injury, will start Sunday night against the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Thursday. The 24-year-old admitted he has been cleared to pitch this ...

Angels end six-game slide

Baseball / MLB Aug 28, 2018

Angels end six-game slide

Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani homered, Eric Young Jr. drove in the go-ahead run during a five-run eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels blew a three-run lead before rallying to snap their six-game skid with a 10-7 victory over the Colorado Rockies on ...