Shohei Ohtani went 0 for 3 on Tuesday in his second game as the Angels’ designated hitter.
Now comes the challenging part.
Given his schedule, he’s not likely to bat in another game until Sunday, bringing into question how he’ll maintain his swing with so much downtime.
“It was the same thing in Japan,” he said, speaking through an interpreter. “Hit for a while. Not hit for a while. The only thing I’ve been doing is taking BP [batting practice] as much as I can. That’s the way I stay in rhythm.”
Overcoming a lack of consistent playing time on offense will be one of the major obstacles as Ohtani tries to become a member of the starting rotation...