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Sports Shohei Ohtani scratched from mound start vs Tampa Bay

10:20  04 may  2021
10:20  04 may  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

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(AP) — Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Left-hander José Quintana will move up from his scheduled Tuesday start to face the defending AL champion Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a four-game series at Angel In 2018 and again last season, the Angels gave Ohtani a day off to before his mound starts , resting his arm instead of keeping him in the lineup as a designated hitter. Maddon and Ohtani have changed that strategy this season, with Ohtani playing in all of the Angels' first 26 games and even hitting for

Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Left-hander José Quintana will move up from his scheduled Tuesday start to face the defending AL champion Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a four-game series at Angel Stadium. But manager Joe Maddon said Ohtani was “sore” after the game, and the Angels did further evaluation Monday before scratching Ohtani from Monday's start . Ohtani is 1-0 with a 3.29 ERA in three starts for the Angels, striking out 23 but walking 13. He missed a start in April due to a blister on his finger.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, one day after getting hit in the right elbow by a pitch.

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Left-hander José Quintana will move up from his scheduled Tuesday start to face defending AL champion Tampa Bay in the opener of a four-game series at Angel Stadium. Ohtani still is the Angels' designated hitter Monday against Rays ace Tyler Glasnow.

The two-way right-hander was hit on his elbow Sunday by a 93 mph fastball from Seattle's Justus Sheffield in the first inning of Los Angeles' 2-0 road loss to the Mariners.

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(AP) — Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Left-hander José Quintana will move up from his scheduled Tuesday start to face the defending AL champion Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a four-game series at Angel The Angels didn’t announce why Ohtani had been scratched , but the two-way star was hit on his elbow Sunday by a 93 mph fastball from Seattle’s Justus Sheffield in the first inning of Los Angeles’ 2-0 road loss to the Mariners. The pitch hit Ohtani on his elbow pad, and he stayed in the game as a

(AP) — Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Left-hander José Quintana will move up from his scheduled Tuesday start to face the defending AL champion Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a four-game series at Ohtani is 1-0 with a 3.29 ERA in three starts for the Angels, striking out 23 but walking 13. He missed a start in April due to a blister on his finger. At the plate, Ohtani is batting .263 with eight homers, 20 RBIs and a career-best .606 slugging percentage. He leads the Angels and is tied for second in the AL with those

“He’s just too sore to throw,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said. “After getting hit in the elbow, I thought it was inappropriate to go out and pitch the very next day. It’s sore, but not so sore that he can’t swing the bat.”

The pitch hit Ohtani on his elbow pad, and he stayed in the game as a baserunner and the Halos’ designated hitter. He even stole second and third right after getting hit by the pitch.

Maddon said the Angels will monitor Ohtani's soreness before they determine their rotation for the rest of the week, but they won't have trouble filling the spots. Quintana is pitching on five days’ rest, thanks to the Angels’ six-man rotation.


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In three starts , Ohtani is 1-0, 3.29 with 23 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings. In 25 games, Ohtani is hitting .263 with eight homers, 20 RBIs and a .917 OPS. First pitch tonight from Anaheim is slated for 9:38 p.m. #Rays lineup vs . #Angels, and LHP Quintana ( starting in place of Ohtani ) • • • Sign up for the Rays Report weekly newsletter to get fresh perspectives on the Tampa Bay Rays and the rest of the majors from sports columnist John Romano. Never miss out on the latest with the Bucs, Rays, Lightning, Florida college sports and more. Follow our Tampa Bay Times sports team on Twitter and

Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Left-hander José Quintana will move up from his scheduled Tuesday start to face the defending AL champion Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a four-game series at Angel Stadium. The Angels didn't announce why Ohtani had been scratched , but the two-way star was hit on his elbow Sunday by a 93 mph fastball from Seattle's Justus Sheffield in the first inning of Los Angeles' 2-0 road loss to the Mariners.

Ohtani could pitch later in the series against Tampa Bay, or he could take the mound on the weekend against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Maddon said.

Ohtani is 1-0 with a 3.29 ERA in three starts for the Angels, striking out 23 but walking 13. He missed a start in April due to a blister on his finger.

At the plate, Ohtani is batting .263 with eight homers, 20 RBIs and a career-best .606 slugging percentage. He leads the Angels and is tied for second in the AL with those eight homers, while his 20 RBIs are second-most for the Angels behind Jared Walsh's 21.

In 2018 and again last season, the Angels gave Ohtani a day off to before his mound starts, resting his arm instead of keeping him in the lineup as a designated hitter. Maddon and Ohtani have changed that strategy this season, with Ohtani playing in all of the Angels' first 26 games and even hitting for himself during two mound starts.

Los Angeles has lost seven of 11 to fall to 13-13 after a solid start to the season.

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Sheffield, Mariners relievers shut down Angels for 2-0 win .
SEATTLE — Justus Sheffield shook off early control problems to allow just two hits over six innings, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Sheffield and four relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Mariners won two of three in the series. Sheffield was shaky early, letting two baserunners reach in each of the first three innings. But the Angels never got the hit they needed to capitalize on any of the traffic on the bases. “It’s funny how the game works. Walk out of here with six innings, no runs and didn’t have the best command,” Sheffield said. “But at the end of the day, I’ll take it. Anything for the team to win.

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