"You never want to get a flawless game thrown on you", Semien said.
The A's have an off day tomorrow before starting a two-game set against the Dodgers on Tuesday. He finished the game 1-for-4. The right-hander with the unusual side-arm delivery posted two of his five victories against Los Angeles last season before undergoing season-ending hip surgery in June.
"He got off to a good start, the crowd got into it (and) he got a little bit of a generous strike zone, all of that", Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "The difference in speeds between his fastball and split is significant, and when he locates his split down in the zone, it's very tough to pick up". The Athletics have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their first 10 games. Ohtani is hitting only on days he's the designated hitter.
BRAVES 4, ROCKIES 0 Sean Newcomb (1-1) allowed three hits in the first inning before retiring the next 16 batters to help Atlanta shut out host Colorado. He spent all spring watching pitchers jam him with inside fastballs, and once they tried it again, he was ready.
Miami's Brian Anderson hit a tiebreaking two-run double as the Marlins scored three runs in the eighth off Luis Garcia (0-1) and Adam Morgan. "Now, all of a sudden, you're realizing there's a lot more than the pitching". He entered Sunday's game batting.184. Chapman is hitting.400 on the season with 2 homeruns and 5 runs batted in.
You may want to tune into the @Angels game.... The catcher appeared to lunge at Luvollo and made contact as players ran onto the field. The team has a slash-line of.254/.328/.475 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.
"This is probably one of the toughest stretches of my career", Graveman said.
I can't be the only person who believes this Conor McGregor stuff was staged, right?
Graveman said he shortened his delivery and thought it had helped a bit.
While it is too early to say whether he will succeed more in batting or pitching, Ohtani made his official Major League Baseball debut as a designated hitter and whacked a single.
Boston Red Sox top infield prospect Michael Chavis has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Major League Baseball announced Friday.