August 8, 2022

One season after a historic MVP marketing campaign, Shohei Ohtani remains to be placing up eye-popping stats. The Los Angeles’ Angels’ star is at the moment pitching higher than anybody in baseball whereas additionally producing as a hitter.

Ohtani received his fifth straight begin Wednesday evening, permitting 5 base runners and putting out 10 batters in seven scoreless innings. Within the 5-2 victory towards the Miami Marlins, Ohtani turned the one MLB participant ever to formally file 10 strikeouts, two RBI and a stolen base in a single recreation.

Ohtani prolonged his streak to twenty-eight.2 innings pitched with out giving up a run. The 2-way star is the seventh pitcher within the final 50 seasons to have at the least 40 strikeouts and no runs allowed in 4 straight begins. 

Throughout his five-start successful streak, Ohtani has twice as many innings pitched as hits allowed. 




In his 2021 AL MVP marketing campaign, most of Ohtani’s worth got here on the plate, the place he hit 46 house runs with a .965 OPS. In 2022, Ohtani has been so dominant on the mound that he’s one of many high Cy Younger candidates.

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Ohtani’s 2.44 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 111 strikeouts all rank within the high 5 amongst American League pitchers. He’s on tempo to make 28 begins whereas being included within the Angels’ lineup in almost each recreation.

Ohtani has 18 house runs, and he’s tied for seventh within the AL with 53 RBI. His .495 slugging proportion is nice for eleventh within the league. 

Regardless of placing up stats which have by no means been seen in MLB historical past, Ohtani just isn’t favored to win a second straight MVP award. New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Decide is the frontrunner on the halfway level of the 12 months, main a group that’s on tempo to set the single-season wins file.

The Angels are seven video games below .500 and prone to miss the playoffs for an eighth straight season.

Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels seems on throughout his at bat throughout the third inning towards the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 18, 2021 in Anaheim, California. Photograph: Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Photos

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