‘Ridiculous’- Shohei Ohtani Wins It for LA Angels After His Stunning Two-Way Display in Consecutive Days

Published 06/23/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
Sep 25, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) triples against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Death, taxes, and stunning performances of Shohei Ohtani are the only things that are certain in life. The LA Angels’ two-way phenom has been in an incredible form in the current season. He has been carrying the Angels on his shoulders.

A dynamic force from the mound and a hitting machine from the plate, Shohei Ohtani, is the Rolls-Royce of baseball. The Japanese star has been nothing but a blessing for the game of baseball. After his impeccable season in 2021, there were doubts whether the Angels star would carry his dominant form in 2022.

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But after his recent performances, no one will even dare to question the capacity of Ohtani. He is the best example of a two-way player, probably even better than MLB legend Babe Ruth. First, he had his career-best performance from the plate on Tuesday, and the next day he delivered his career-best performance from the mound. If this is not a miracle, then what is?

Shohei Ohtani steals the show against the Kansas City Royals

Although the Angels lost the three-game series, Shohei Ohtani stole the limelight against the Kansas City Royals. During the second game of the series, the Angels’ star smacked two home runs and 8 RBIs. But it was not enough for the Angels to win the game.

Sep 25, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) sprints to first base on his way to a triple against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Just a day after having his best performance from the plate, Ohtani delivered a masterclass from the mound. He collected 13 strikeouts against the Royals. It was also his best performance as a pitcher. And this time, the Angels also won the game against the Royals.

He became the first-ever MLB player to have an 8-RBI game and a 13-strikeout game in a career. And what is more remarkable about this record is that he achieved it in consecutive days.

Taking to Twitter, a former Yankee, CC Sabathia, heaped praise on the two-way phenom. He said, “2 HRs and 8 RBIs one night…13 Ks and 2 hits allowed the next night with a W…Shohei Ohtani is ridiculous!”

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Will Ohtani be able to keep his AL MVP Award?

If he keeps performing like this, then every other player should forget about winning the AL MVP this season. The season is far from being over, and he already has 15 home runs from the plate and 90 strikeouts from the mound.

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If things go north, there are chances he will better his previous season’s record. Notably, Ohtani had hit 46 home runs with 156 strikeouts. What are your opinions on Ohtani winning the AL MVP in 2022 as well?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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