Ohtani has been one of the few saving graces in what has been an otherwise dreadful season out in Anaheim.
Once again, the reigning American League MVP is putting up some solid numbers and is building a strong case to repeat as the winner of the award, though he’ll likely lose out to Aaron Judge.
Yesterday, he went 4-for-5 against the Seattle Mariners, hitting a home run, a triple, and a double, all while driving in four runs.
However, it wasn’t enough to save the Angels from yet another crippling defeat.
The Mariners won by a final of 11-7.
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) August 17, 2022
Halos Let Ohtani Down Again
Things keep getting worse for the Halos, and even when Ohtani goes out there and does his job, the rest of the team simply doesn’t.
Ohtani is facing yet another familiar plight, where he goes out and puts together a solid performance, whether it’s on the mound or at the plate, and he ultimately has nothing to show for it thanks to yet another crushing defeat for the Halos.
The Angels have now lost three in a row and trail the Houston Astros in the AL West by 24.5 games.
They’re 12 back in the Wild Card race.
At this point, there isn’t much for Angels fans to cheer about.
The season appears to be a wash, even after a busy offseason that appeared to have them positioned for contention.
Ohtani can only do so much.
Time and again, the Angels have let him down after a dominant performance and it doesn’t appear that that is going to change any time soon.
Once again, he doesn’t have much to show for his dominance.