Shohei Ohtani continued his red form on the mound Wednesday, hitting 11 and stretching his scoreless streak to a career-high 21-2/3 innings in the Los Angeles Angels’ 4-1 win over the White Sox. Chicago.
The star player picked up his fourth straight win and took his strikeout total to 101 for the season. He pitched 108 times, like his previous start, allowing five hits and a walk in 5-2/3 innings.
Ohtani (7-4), who struck out 13 for the Kansas City Royals last week, has 10-plus strikeouts in five of his 13 starts this season.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels throws against the Chicago White Sox during a baseball game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California on June 29, 2022.
“I attacked the zone aggressively and I have a different launch strategy for each beater,” Ohtani said.
“I wanted to finish the sixth inning, but they kept the offensive pressure going and my pitch count was getting high. »
Ohtani pulled out Gavin Sheets to get out of a two-out, two-out situation in the first inning, pulled the side out in order in the second and third innings, then pulled himself out of a situation where the bases were loaded in the fourth round.
He struck out Sheets again with his last pitch before going out with two outs in the sixth inning.
At the plate, Ohtani made it 0 for 3 with a walk. The Halos took a 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to RBIs from Mike Trout and Jared Walsh. Luis Rengifo’s homer, who homered twice, made it 4-0 in the sixth inning, thanks to Michael Kopech (2-5).
The Angels took the series 2-1 and improved to 37-41, third in the American League West.