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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani keeps getting better and better

After a night on which he posted 8 RBIs, the two way sensation followed it up just one day later with a performance for the ages.

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani keeps getting better and better
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The more he plays, the more he impresses. If there’s one thing that’s clear about the Angels’ star it’s that we’re truly witnessing greatness here and now.

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani keeps getting better

To say that the Los Angeles Angels pitcher is better than Babe Ruth might make some raise their eyebrows, but here’s the thing: Shohei Ohtani is coming off the greatest two-way season in the history of Major League Baseball. The array of talents that the Japanese sensation possesses are quite frankly unparalleled and in truth are likely to increase before it’s all over. In his latest outing which was actually a 12-11 loss for the Angels, Ohtani posted two homeruns to go with 8 RBIs and then an incredible 13 strike outs across 8 shutout innings. The stuff of legend really.

Indeed, it was possibly the best offensive game of his career so far. The aforementioned 8 RBIs were actually a career high for him when his team took on the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night when he went 3-of-4 with two homers and eight RBIs, the latter a career high, against the Kansas City Royals.

Shohei Ohtani was at it again a day later

In case there was any doubt - there wasn’t - the Angels’ main man was busy ‘taking names’ just a day later. From the mount the Ohtani took apart the Royals, as he threw eight scoreless, striking out a career-high 13, allowing only two hits and walking one in what turned out to be a 5-0 win for his team. There was also the small matter of him going 1-for-3 with two walks in case things weren’t clear

What kind of numbers is Shohei Ohtani averaging?

Let’s jump right into it. For the season so far, Ohtani is on a hitting average of .260/.336/.487 with 15 homers, 45 RBI and seven bases stolen to boot. That’s on 298 at bats, while he simultaneously holds some equally impressive numbers from the mound with an ERA of 2.90 ERA to go with 90 strikeouts in 68.1 innings pitched. It should be noted that his numbers where pitching are concerned are a step up - yes it’s possible - from the figures he posted per inning in the last campaign. His hitting has actually decreased slightly, but the bar that he set is absolutely ridiculous and even more so when considering that Ohtani is pitching every fifth or sixth day. Truthfully there is only one thing left to do where baseball’s biggest star today is concerned: sit back and take pleasure in the show he’s putting on.


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