Shohei Ohtani batted 2nd as the team’s designated hitter and went -for-3 with a walk rather of pitching in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5- defeat to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, after currently being compelled to acquire general public transportation to Oakland Coliseum.
Ohtani was not scheduled to strike and his pitching get started was moved from Thursday to Friday just after a staff bus bought stuck in visitors. Angels supervisor Joe Maddon told reporters Ohtani arrived an hour as well late for his customary warm-up.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels flies out in the sixth inning of a match versus the Oakland Athletics on Could 27, 2021, at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
The 26-12 months-aged Japanese was on one of the Angels’ buses that could not make it throughout the Bay Bridge in time due to a targeted visitors incident and resorted to having the prepare from San Francisco to Oakland.
“There was an incident on the Bay Bridge, which induced us to consider Approach B…. And there was an situation with the transfer,” manager Joe Maddon explained just before the match. “He’s quite substantially regimented to get all the things going about 4 o’clock for his (pitching) start, so that was exceeded by perhaps an hour.”
Only Justin Upton and Juan Lagares bought hits off Chris Bassitt (5-2), who threw a two-hit shutout. Bassitt struck out nine and walked just 1 of the 30 batters he faced.
For the Athletics, Mark Canha went 3-for-3, and Sean Murphy hit a two-operate single off Angels reliever Aaron Slegers (2-2) to highlight a 5-operate sixth inning.