When you think of pitchers with the Los Angeles Angels, the first name that comes to mind is always Shohei Ohtani, and rightfully so.
Ohtani is a true frontline starter but is also a power threat at the plate, which makes him a truly unique player.
However, Ohtani was not the story of the game for the Halos on Monday as they opened up a series against the Chicago White Sox.
After six innings of work from starter Griffin Canning, the Halos turned to their No. 9 ranked prospect Ben Joyce, who was recently called up from the minor leagues.
Joyce allowed a hit but worked around it and pitched a scoreless seventh inning in his MLB debut, consistently hitting triple digits.
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Joyce certainly brought the heat in his MLB debut.
His first pitch of the night was a 102-mph sinker.
From there, Joyce continued to throw heat and consistently hit at least 100 mph on each of his pitches.
The young right-hander was done after the seventh, but he helped put the Angels in position to pick up their 29th win of the season.
The Angels did just that, tallying two runs off of Liam Hendriks in the eighth and holding off a late White Sox rally to secure a win and improve to 29-26 on the season.
Los Angeles sits at six games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West.
But Joyce certainly had a night to remember as he constantly fired fastballs at triple digits, recording a scoreless inning at Guaranteed Rate Field.NEXT: Shohei Ohtani Experienced A Scary Moment On Monday