‘Spear and Shield’ epic matchup pits ‘200-win’ Kershaw against ‘home run leader’ Ohtani

The ultimate ‘Spear and Shield’ matchup has been finalized.

On April 21 (KST), two Los Angeles-based teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels, will meet in an interleague rivalry game.

Last season, the Angels failed to win a single game against the Dodgers.

With Shohei Ohtani leading the major leagues in home runs, it will be interesting to see if the Angels can get a different result in this series.

The starting pitchers for Game 1 will be Clayton Kershaw for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Reed Demers for the Los Angeles Angels.안전놀이터

Photo via Los Angeles Dodgers social media

Clayton Kershaw will take the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they look to end their losing streak.

The Dodgers just dropped a shocking three-game home sweep to rival and challenger San Francisco, dropping them to third place in the division. However, the Dodgers will look to turn things around in a two-game series against the Angels.

Game 1 starter Clayton Kershaw, who is tied for the National League lead in wins (8), is coming off his second straight shutout against the Angels.

With 200 career MLB wins under his belt and 3,000 career strikeouts on the horizon, it will be interesting to see if Kershaw can continue his streak of no-hitters against the Angels for a third straight season.

Photo via LA Angels official social media

Meanwhile, can Shohei Ohtani, the Major League Baseball home run leader, break through Kershaw’s shield?

The Los Angeles Angels’ Ohtani has hit eight home runs in his last 10 games, leading the majors in home runs. In addition to this, he’s been an extremely potent offensive force, ranking first in the team’s key hitting metrics (batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and OPS) even as he’s been “doubling up. However, even he is no match for Kershaw.

In his major league career, Ohtani has yet to record a single hit in a two-hit matchup against Kershaw.

With an average over .400 in his last seven games, you can watch live on Spotv ON and SPOTV NOW to see if Ohtani can get his first career hit against the ‘Legend’.