Shohei Ohtani Watch is officially on just one game into the Los Angeles Angels’ season.
Ohtani pitched a magnificent game on Opening Day against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, fanning ten batters across six scoreless innings of work. Even more impressive was that Ohtani did it while calling his own pitches using PitchCom (having memorized the sequences on the keypad).
But in perhaps the most Angels thing imaginable, Ohtani’s performance was not enough to get the win. The offense managed just one run all game (on five hits), and the bullpen failed to hold Ohtani’s 1-0 lead.