Ohtani faced six batters in the first inning and didn’t register an out, allowing three singles and three walks. He gave Marcus Semien a first single before walking three straight batters. A Robbie Grossman RBI single put Oakland in the lead, 4-0, and ended the disappointing day for Ohtani.After the departure of Ohtani, Vimael Machin embarked on a double game that scored another point, closing the book on the afternoon of Ohtani.
Ohtani averaged 92.9 mph on his fastball, topping 94.7 mph. His average fastball speed in 2018 was 96.7 mph, sometimes reaching 100 mph. He went 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 51 1/3 innings on the mound as a rookie, before his season was interrupted due to a torn ulnar collateral ligament. He won AL Rookie of the Year for his success as a pitcher and hitter.
Last season, the two-way sensation was confined to hitting only as he recovered from Tommy John’s surgery. He hit .286 / .343 / .505 with 18 home runs in 425 home plate appearances.