Not that they aren’t already completely lost, but believe it or not, things could actually be a lot worse.
That’s because Ohtani is on an unreal stretch of play right now.
Last night against the Houston Astros, Ohtani played the role of stopper on the mound for the Halos, striking out 12 batters over six innings and allowing just one Astros run to score.
He also had a two-run triple.
ESPN writer Alden Gonzalez tweeted about what Ohtani had done last night, pointing out that Ohtani continues to wow baseball fans across the world with his abilities.
Shohei Ohtani over these last 34 days …
Pitching: 0.45 ERA, 58 SO, 11 BB, 39 2/3 IP
Hitting: .287/.393/.604, 8 HR, 29 G
Six innings of one-run ball, with 12 strikeouts, against the Astros tonight. And a huge two-out, two-run triple.
It is continually unreal.
— Alden González (@Alden_Gonzalez) July 14, 2022
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Ohtani just does not stop.
He can do everything when he’s out on the field.
One minute, he’s striking out 12 batters in a fearsome lineup.
The next, he’s hitting homers and driving in key runs.
There is nothing that he cannot do while he’s on a baseball field.
It’s the place where he can hone his craft and be one of the best in the world.
These stats are super impressive, and it’s obvious, but it’s still worth pointing out that Ohtani did all of this in the same ballgame, against a very good Astros team.
He’s an ace pitcher and an MVP when it comes to driving in runs and hitting blasts.
You would be hard pressed to try and find a better player in Major League Baseball today, just because of all the things Ohtani can do out on the field.
He may not be enough to help turn around the Angels season, but he can at least give fans some moments of levity with his dominance.NEXT: Shohei Ohtani Continues A Historic Run For The Struggling Angels