He was off to a bad start, but he had a potential solution to try and wake up his bat.
After striking out during a game against the Miami Marlins, Ohtani went back to the dugout and tried to perform a little magic on his cold bat.
A video surfaced of Ohtani attempting to give his bat CPR, which went viral within a few hours and became super popular overnight.
Fast forward a week, and it appears that the procedure Ohtani performed worked out just fine.
Since then, he is hitting above .300 with three homers and seven RBIs in five games.
Since this day, Shohei Ohtani is hitting over .300 with 3 HR and 7 RBI in 5 games https://t.co/tjNOD7XljO
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) April 18, 2022
Back To Life
It’s safe to say that Ohtani’s bat has come back to life.
Whatever plan he had to bring it back from the dead appears to have worked.
Then again, it’s Shohei Ohtani.
Did you really expect him to continue struggling for that long?
This guy is the reigning American League MVP and is prepared to do it all over again.
He may just be the best player in all of baseball today with the way he can pitch and hit.
He’s the modern-day Babe Ruth after all.
He had to start clicking eventually.
You can’t keep a good man down and Ohtani proved that old saying to be correct once again.
He should be all set to go for the 2022 season.
His hilarious CPR procedure worked and he’s hitting like an MVP again.
We’ll see if he can stay hot and take home another MVP award.
It would be no surprise.