Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels),온라인바카라 who has been struggling on the mound due to a nail on his right middle finger, will start on no rest.
The Angels will host the Pittsburgh Pirates for a three-game series from 22-24 July. Ohtani will start Game 1 on the 22nd.
Ohtani hasn’t been pitching well lately. In two games, he’s gone 10 innings and given up a whopping nine earned runs. That’s an ERA of 8.10.
His season ERA has risen from 3.02 to 3.50 in just two games. He is in desperate need of a strong performance in this game.
Shohei Ohtani. Photo: Getty Images Korea
It was initially thought that Ohtani might skip this game due to a nail problem and poor performance. However, manager Phil Nevin decided to start him on the 22nd.
Regardless of his recent struggles as a pitcher, Ohtani has continued his incredible run as a hitter. He leads all of baseball in home runs.
Through the last 21 games of the season, he’s batting .306 with 35 home runs and 75 RBIs, a .397 slugging percentage and a 1.075 OPS in 95 games. He’s on pace to hit .400.
Despite a nail issue on his right hand, Nevin decided to start Ohtani instead of resting him. It will be interesting to see how this decision pans out.