The Chicago White Sox have their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday afternoon. Each team took one of the first two games so this one is going to decide the winner of the series. It is also going to decide the season series which is tied at three wins apiece.
It is going to be nothing short of electric because of the pitching matchup. The Angels are going to throw Shohei Ohtani who is one of the most spectacular athletes in any sport in the world. He comes in with a 2.90 ERA.
Ohtani is the most spectacular baseball player not only because of his incredible 2.90 ERA. It is because he is also one of the best hitters on the planet. He hit his 17th home run of the season against the White Sox on Tuesday night.
He will also be in the batting order as well trying to hit his 18th in this game. This is something that we haven’t ever seen. Babe Ruth was known for being a pitcher and a hitter in his career but he very rarely did both. Ohtani is truly a spectacular two-way player.
The Chicago White Sox are going to match talent with talent on Wednesday.
As for the White Sox, they are going to have a more traditional pitcher. Michael Kopech will definitely not be picking up a bat and that is okay. The White Sox have plenty of players that can take the role of the designated hitter.
What Kopech and Ohtani do have in common is incredible pitching ability. His ERA is even better than Ohtani’s as he has a 2.59 ERA. He is a very talented young man that has the ability to steal games with his arm.
Kopech is just as electrifying on the mound thanks to his fastball which has high velocity and great movement. He works around that pitch with terrifying breaking stuff that is designed to confuse hitters. He has done a good job this year which is his first as a full-time starter from the beginning.
Another interesting part of this game will be seeing some elite hitters face these guys. It will be nice to see what Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout, and Taylor Ward can do against Kopech. It will also be cool to see what Luis Robert, Jose Abreu, and Tim Anderson can do to Ohtani.
When you look at the other pitching matchups across baseball on Wednesday, there are some good ones but none are as electric as Ohtani vs Kopech. Sometimes games like this end with high scores because baseball is weird but don’t count on it.