And you probably know he is an amazing, unique baseball player.
Yesterday, he completely dominated the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, one of the most difficult venues for a visiting pitcher.
He hurled seven scoreless innings, allowing only six hits and nothing more.
Usually good for a walk or three, Ohtani didn’t hand out any bases on balls on Thursday, and struck out 11 helpless Red Sox hitters.
The game lowered his season ERA to an incredible 3.08 (it was at 4.19, so he decreased the number by more than a full run with his stellar outing).
Now, Ohtani has pitched 26.2 innings on the year, and has struck out 41 hitters.
He Had An Incredible Game On The Mound And At The Plate
Oh, if that wasn’t enough, he went 2-for-4 with the bat, scoring a run and driving in another with a single in the eighth inning.
You would think that, after throwing 99 pitches and shutting down an entire lineup for seven innings, he would be tired, but no.
He is, as Angels’ manager Joe Maddon described him after the game, “otherworldly”.
There's only one way to describe Ohtani's performance yesterday. pic.twitter.com/otFe4uYmk0
— MLB (@MLB) May 6, 2022
It’s really the best way to describe him: he does things that nobody on this planet does.
Nobody can hit 46 homers in a single season while being a staff ace.
This year, he isn’t off to a hot start at the plate (.695 OPS so far), but we know he is about to catch fire at any moment.
He is just too talented not to.