Shohei Ohtani made his debut as a starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim this afternoon against the Oakland A's and delivered six strong innings.
Ohtani wowed fans in attendance with a first inning that lasted less than 10 minutes. He threw 13 pitches including nine strikes for two strikeouts. His fastball was clocked at 100 miles per hour.
By taking the mound today, Ohtani became the first player in nearly 100 years to start as a pitcher and also a non-pitcher within the first 10 games of the season. Ohtani was a pinch hitter in Thursday’s contest.
Light up that halo out there in Anaheim. The Angels are home tomorrow night and face Cleveland.