The Los Angeles Angels really punished Chicago White Sox starter Lance Lynn on Wednesday afternoon.
First, it was Mike Trout with a man on base in the first inning.
He hit a long home run to give his team a 2-0 lead.
2021 AL MVP Shohei Ohtani joined the party in the third frame with a two-run tater of his own.
Then, in the fourth frame, Ohtani hit an even longer home run.
He took Lynn deep for a 478-foot homer to right-center field.
It left his bat at 111.8 mph, with a 30-degree launch angle.
He got all of that one, hitting it extremely hard with the right angle for it to leave the park.
With the two long home runs, Ohtani reached 15 on the season and doesn’t want Aaron Judge to leave him behind.
You can see him celebrating his dinger like a king in the tweet below.
Never deleting. pic.twitter.com/qLFV9yM21x
— MLB (@MLB) May 31, 2023
That’s the picture of happiness right there.
That’s a man who knows he is the most talented player on planet Earth.
He opened the game with a robust .263/.338/.507 line and a .845 OPS.
That alone makes him an extremely valuable offensive player.
Now, we don’t know any hitters who sport a 2.91 ERA in 65 innings, much less with 90 strikeouts and a 100 mph+ fastball.
Being an elite hitter and an ace should put Ohtani in the conversation for the MVP award as a favorite.
The problem is that, just like last year, Judge is starting to do some really impressive things in the batter’s box.
It will be another exciting race for the MVP award in the American League between the two stars.NEXT: Shohei Ohtani Continues To Pick On 1 AL Team