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Shohei Ohtani Flirts With Perfect Game In Second Start, Taking Baseball By Storm

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Shohei Ohtani is really good at baseball.

The Los Angeles Angels rookie phenom made his second start of the season on Sunday afternoon as well as his first home start. Facing the Oakland Athletics for the second time, the A’s had less of an answer to Ohtani than they did exactly one week prior.

Ohtani retired the first 19 batters of the game, just eight outs away from a perfect game with the Angels leading 6-0. It wasn’t to be however, as shortstop Marcus Semien recorded a solid single to left field to break up any chance for a perfect game or no-hitter. Ohtani walked the next hitter, but was able to buckle down and retire the next two, capping off a miraculous 12-strikeout, seven-shutout-innings performance.

Prior to Semien’s base knock, Ohtani had set down 27 straight hitters dating back to his start the previous Sunday.

Through two starts, Ohtani is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 13 innings. And he’s also hitting .389 (7 for 18) with three homers and seven RBIs.

Stud.

Bless the baseball Gods for bringing us Shohei Ohtani.

He’s also the first player since Babe Ruth in 1916 to homer in three straight games and have a double-digit strikeout game the same season.

Ohtani’s next scheduled start will be this Sunday against the Kansas City Royals.

Bryce Harper once declared “Make Baseball Fun Again”; looks like that’s where Ohtani comes in. It’s going to be fun to see what else he accomplishes this year.

And remember- he’s still just 23. Years. Old.

The Japanese Babe Ruth!

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Blue Jays Have “Legitimate Interest” In Jake Odorizzi

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The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to make a splash in free agency and have their sights set on pitcher Jake Odorizzi, according to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi.

The Blue Jays have already conducted a sit-down meeting with Odorizzi’s agents.

Odorizzi, 29, is coming off come off arguably the best season of his career with the Minnesota Twins last season.

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Rangers to Target Top Free Agents

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The Texas Rangers are entering the offseason with plans of targeting some of the top tier free agents that will be available.

Rangers’ general manager Jon Daniels made it clear that he was ready to bring the Rangers back as a major player in the free agent market.

“This year, we are going to look at everything,” Daniels said, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant. “Our goal is to get better, period. There are a couple of spots more [available] than others. We have signed [top free agents] before and at some point I have to suspect we will again.”

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Yankees’ Brian Cashman Talks Gerrit Cole, Offseason Plans

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The New York Yankees expect to be busy this offseason, as they usually are, and among the teams trying to lure Gerrit Cole to join their rotation.

Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman discussed Cole, as well as the upcoming offseason for the Bronx Bombers.

According to SNY’s Andy Martino, Cashman says that the Yankees will engage with both Houston Astros hurler Gerrit Cole and World Series Champion Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg.

However, Cashman added that the Yankees already have a significant amount of money on the books, according to Newsday’s Erik Boland.

Cashman added that the Yankees will also explore the trade market, much like they did last season when they acquired James Paxton from the Seattle Seahawks, according to the New York Times’ James Wagner.

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