MLB: The ‘nasty’ pitching that Ohtani added to his arsenal and nobody had noticed

shōhei ohtani he was already 10-7 with a 2.68 ERA and 157 strikeouts, and that’s just what his half-pitcher was doing, when added a new weapon to your arsenal. In the midst of a race for MVPOhtani began throwing a new release. Ohtani had thrown only a four-seam fastball since he joined the Majors; he now he throws 100 mph and he has two different fastballs.

Ohtani started mixing the sinker into his repertoire in his Aug. 15 start against the Mariners, then pitched a lot more in his last outing against the Blue Jays (and in those two games, he allowed just two runs in 13 innings with 17 strikeouts). ). That also shows Ohtani isn’t afraid to use his new pitch against American League contenders, so while he’s only thrown a handful of sinkers so far, he’ll keep an eye out when he starts against the Astros on Saturday at the Angel. Stadium.

This development should actually sound familiar…because Ohtani also added a new pitch last season on his way to the AL MVP award. In 2021, he was the cutter he introduced in April and began pitching regularly in mid-May. That cutter gave him five different nasty pitches, adding to his four-seam, splitter, slider and curveball. East new sink gives you six.

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Ishmael Hernandez

I am a graduate of the Autonomous University of Guadalajara since 2012, graduated as a Bachelor of Communication Sciences. After having been a radio announcer for a few years in the “Perla Tapatia”, I returned to my hometown, Mazatlán, Sinaloa and was hired by El Debate Newspaper in May 2019. My first months in El Debate were writing articles for the vertical: “My Pocket”, however, in September of the same year I became part of the powerful lineup of “Al Bat”, where I am still working as a web journalist. In “Al Bat”, we truthfully present to our readers the most relevant aspects of the baseball world, mainly from the MLB, winter leagues in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the Asian continent. I am a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League and the Boston Red Sox in the American League. My big dream is to get to know the Fenway Park stadium, the historic venue of the “Patirrojos”.

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MLB: The ‘nasty’ pitching that Ohtani added to his arsenal and nobody had noticed