The Los Angeles Angels finally found a way to snap their long and epic 14-game losing streak.
Two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani was called upon to stop the bleeding as he took the mound for the Halos’ series finale against the Boston Red Sox.
Ohtani went seven innings and allowed just one run as the Angels defeated the Sox by a final of 5-2.
The Angels’ win got them back to within 2.5 games of the Red Sox for the third American League Wild Card.
So, Ohtani snapped the streak, but one MLB insider points out on Twitter that this isn’t the only time he has been on the mound to end a streak.
The last time a team snapped a 14+ game losing streak was last year on August 25 when the Orioles snapped a 19-game skid.
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— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) June 10, 2022
Ohtani might just be that guy that stops streaks, good or bad.
He was on the mound last year for the Angels when the Baltimore Orioles snapped their 19-game losing skid.
And not only did he stop the Angels’ long losing streak, but he also snapped a seven-game win streak on behalf of the Red Sox, who had zoomed past the Angels in the Wild Card race with a hot stretch of games.
So, in that case, Ohtani stopped two streaks in one night.
He is a “two-way” player after all.
But recently, he seems to be the guy that’s always on the mound when a streak ends.
He played the role of stopper for the Halos on Thursday night, in every sense of the word.
He stopped a losing streak and a winning streak in one performance.
Ohtani is the guy you can count on to stop any sort of streak it seems, winning or losing.
Maybe in his next start, he’ll have an opportunity for a repeat performance.