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WATCH: Shohei Ohtani’s Hilarious Play Against Toronto Blue Jays, After an Average Day From Mound

Published 05/27/2022, 2:31 AM EDT

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Shohei Ohtani means entertainment in baseball. Whether his team loses or wins, he will always be the biggest star in the ballpark. The LA Angels’ two-way phenom displayed hilarious gameplay in their ongoing series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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A hitting machine from the plate and a brutal force from the mound, Shohei Ohtani, is the Rolls-Royce of this game. Just like the 2021 season, the LA Angels star is having a phenomenal season in 2022. But in a recent game against the Jays, Ohtani had a poor performance from the mound.


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If we remove Shohei Ohtani from the Angels roster, the entire team will be clueless. Being a two-way player, Ohtani solves multiple problems of the Angels manager Joe Maddon at a time. If not from the mound, he will hit a couple of home runs from the plate. That is the benefit of having Ohtani in the squad. But what if he fails from both ends?

The Blue Jays target Shohei Ohtani to win the first game

Shohei Ohtani having a poor game is a very rare sight in baseball. But it happened against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Angels paid the price for it. He started from the mound for the Angels.

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In the six innings he pitched, Ohtani allowed five runs, including a home run from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and George Springer. However, despite a poor game, the reigning American League MVP got ten strikeouts.


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Though the Angels lost the first game 6-3 against the Jays, the highlight of the game was Ohtani showing the dugout to Raimel Tapia. The video of the same is doing rounds on the internet.

In the video, one can see Ohtani collecting the ball before the Jays star reaches his base. So instead of tagging him, the Japanese star showed him the way to the dugout. Taking to Twitter, Ben Verlander shared the video.


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Will the Angels be able to make a comeback against the Jays?

This will largely depend on the key players of the Joe Maddon-led side. Because that has been the story of the 2022 season so far. If Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, and Anthony Rendon fail to perform, the Angels have been losing the games.

This dependency on certain players can cost the Angels in the coming games. In the name of the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers, they have very tough competitors in their division.


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The current series against the Jays is a four-game series. And if the Angels want to make a comeback, they will have to perform as a group.

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Written by:

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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Simar Singh Wadhwa