Sport MLB wrap: Justin Verlander sets strikeout mark against Shohei Ohtani in shutout

08:25  17 may  2018
08:25  17 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Shohei Ohtani’s impressive return to the mound in 5 quotes

  Shohei Ohtani’s impressive return to the mound in 5 quotes After weathering a shower of boos Sunday at Safeco Field, Ohtani took the mound against Seattle and poured salt in the city's wounds.After weathering a shower of boos Sunday at Safeco Field, Ohtani took the mound against Seattle and poured salt in the city's wounds by outpitching Felix Hernandez in an 8-2 Angels win.

Justin Verlander MLB Career Stats. Justin Verlander Batting Avg Against [Catcher Perspective]. Loading Struck out 10 batters on May 18 vs. Minnesota to reach the 2,000 career strikeout mark … struck out Eddie Rosario to end the fourth inning for his 2,000th strikeout , becoming the

Shohei Ohtani nearly perfect: 12 strikeouts , seven shutout innings, wins second MLB start. Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani , left, high fives teammates after a 1-2-3 first inning against the Athletics. Shohei Ohtani against the Cleveland Indians during a spring training game.

Justin Verlander is the model of longevity and consistency, and his ninth-inning strikeout of Shohei Ohtani in Houston's 2-0 win over the Angels Wednesday truly demonstrated his prowess.

The 35-year-old struck out Ohtani three times in the duration of his shutout victory, but his third was the one which truly mattered. It was important because it was the 2,500th strikeout of his career.

Verlander is 33rd all-time on the strikeout list after throwing 200 or more innings in 10 seasons.

“I take a lot of pride in taking the ball every fifth day and going out there and just being there for my teammates and making every single start for the season and even if I’m not feeling good being out there,” Verlander told AT&T Sports Southwest after the game. “And when you do that man, I think over time the numbers start to just amass themselves if you can stay healthy and I think that’s what you’re seeing now.”

Shohei Ohtani free to compete in Home Run Derby, Mike Scioscia says

  Shohei Ohtani free to compete in Home Run Derby, Mike Scioscia says Shohei Ohtani's batting practice displays have people wanting to see him show off in a similar way the Monday before the All-Star Game in Washington.Manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Ohtani is free to make the call on participating if he's invited.

Only Justin Verlander (1.36), Corey Kluber (1.46), Charlie Morton (1.90), teammate Nick Pivetta (2.00) and Carlos Shohei Ohtani ’s story elicits natural intrigue among Major League Baseball obsessives who have grown comfortable with a 4 he tossed a 124-pitch, two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts – a

Justin Verlander pitched six shutout innings for the champion Houston Astros in a 4-1 win over Texas. --- 1:40 p.m. Two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is set to make his major league debut for the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland.

While Verlander's strikeout mark was a big part of this game, the win gave Houston a 2-1 series victory over the Angels and puts them two games out in front of Los Angeles in the AL West.

Studs of the Night

It was just a day for pitching Wednesday and Indians starter Trevor Bauer drove the idea home by striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings of a 6-0 win over the Tigers.

The ageless wonder Bartolo Colon threw 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball in the Rangers' 5-1 win over the Mariners. He gave up four hits while walking none.

Could Shohei Ohtani hit AND pitch in same the game?

  Could Shohei Ohtani hit AND pitch in same the game? Mike Scioscia: 'Something we might consider in September.Shohei Ohtani is a two-way global superstar.

Shohei Ohtani had the kind of week baseball hasn't seen in nearly a century, and he did a lot of his damage against the A's. As a pitcher, Ohtani 's two wins are tied for the most in MLB , while his three home runs are tied for fifth Ohtani 's 2.08 ERA is better than Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber.

Shop MLB Gear. Fantasy baseball headlines. Ohtani 's next start likely Sunday vs. Twins. Wrap -up: Dover Int'l Speedway May 6. Justin Verlander struck out 14 in eight scoreless innings Tuesday in a gem against the Yankees. Justin Verlander pitched seven innings in the Astros' 2-0 shutout of the Mets on Monday.

Braves rookie Ronald Acuna drove in the go-ahead run in a 4-1 win over the Cubs. The 20-year-old is the youngest player in the expansion era to drive in the go-ahead run on back-to-back days, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

a close up of a man throwing a baseball: Justin Verlander © Getty Images Justin Verlander

Dud of the Night

Orioles' Mark Trumbo went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in a 4-1 loss to the Phillies.

Highlight

Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar ended Texas' win over the Mariners in style.

What's Next

Rockies (23-20) at Giants (22-22) 10:15 p.m. ET — Chad Bettis (4-1, 3.12 ERA) has been great for the Rockies this year while Jeff Samardzija (1-2, 6.94 ERA) has struggled since coming back from an early-season injury. Both teams need every win they can get in a stacked NL West and the Giants will be looking to get hot again after losing seven of their last 10.

Famous and obscure MLB records that could fall in 2018 .
Baseball is a game more defined by its legendary marks than any other. In many cases, a number can be thrown out without an introduction, and its significance is already known, such as: 56 4,256 511 2,632 Each number looms as large as the legend who accomplished it — DiMaggio, Rose, Young, Ripken. However, as the game continues to evolve, the opportunities to see records get redefined present themselves as well.Already on the year, some obscure records have been hit: Brandon Belt’s 21 pitch at-bat, Boston's epic run to start the year and Sean Manaea’s historic no-hitter that interrupted it.

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