The season series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels has officially come to an end.
What many expected to be a tight race between the two ended up being a one-sided affair, with the Astros completely dominating the Angels, winning 13 out of 19 games against their AL West rivals.
The Angels could only muster six wins against the Astros in their season series.
However, that does not mean that it was all smooth sailing for the Astros.
In four of those six wins for the Angels, their starting pitcher was none other than their two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, who pitched a gem against the Astros on Saturday night, striking out seven and allowing just one run over five innings and throwing the fastest pitch of his career in the process.
Shohei Ohtani was the starting pitcher for four of the six Angels wins. https://t.co/lfu4vaHraO
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) September 11, 2022
Ohtani’s Dominance Over Astros
While the Astros were a thorn in the Halos’ side all season long, the Angels had a little something of their own to counter it a bit, that being Ohtani.
Ohtani can certainly have that effect on an opposing team.
He’s 12-8 with a 2.55 ERA as a pitcher this season.
He’s also putting up some numbers that should earn him some consideration for a repeat performance as the American League MVP.
He’s hit 34 home runs and driven in 88 on the season.
He just happened to be the one player on the Halos roster that ended up being a thorn in the Astros’ side.
Still, that’s about all the Angels can claim over the Astros right now.
A season that promised so much went south very quickly for the Angels while the Astros once again dominated the AL West.
Ohtani did prove to be an issue for the Astros, however.