Locked On Angels - May 31st, 2018 - Only Mother Nature can slow down Shohei Ohtani

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Summary: Baseball fans were disappointed a week ago when the Angels announced Shohei Ohtani's start would be pushed back a few days to help manage his workload this season. Ohtani did not disappoint yet again in his return to the mound...<br><br>Initially, Ohtani's velocity on his three main pitches seemed unusually low, with his fastball sitting 91-94 mph in the first two innings. We're used to seeing his fastball touch 98+mph, so Angels twitter was understandably concerned. Ohtani quickly quelled those concerns, pumping a 101 mph fastball to end the 5th while also mixing in his devastating splitter and slider when needed. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans, with rain causing a lengthy delay in the 6th, forcing Ohtani to exit while Cam Bedrosian and Jim Johnson imploded to give the Tigers the muddy victory.<br><br>The Gear Grinder this week focuses on Anthony Rizzo's slide into home plate against the Pirates a couple of days ago, and the surrounding controversy. Plus, the episode finished with a historical look back at the standings from previous season. Tune in to find out why Halo fans should still be confident this team can play baseball in October.<br><br>Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>