Los Angeles Angels The weather is washing at this point.
but Shohei Ohtani continues to amaze with his two-pronged abilities.
Last night, he put up another solid performance on the mound, racking up six innings of two runs against a mighty Seattle Mariners lineup, while dismissing eight batters and just one going.
He kept the Halos in the game and gave them a chance to win, an opportunity they failed to capitalize on thanks to their ninth inning.
But with his eight strikeouts last night, Ohtani is now tied for the fifth-most strikeouts in all of baseball.
He is already 10th in home runs.
With 8 Ks tonight, Shohei Ohtani is now tied for the 5th most strikes in MLB this season.
He is also 10th in HR this season. I pic.twitter.com/jqkYeWg0QG
— Score (@theScore) 16 August 2022
Ohtani’s MVP case
While the Angels continue to ensnare, Ohtani continues to build his case for a repeat as American League MVP.
with Aaron Judge With the more home runs he is hitting, Ohtani will have a more difficult path to win the prize, but with his two-way abilities, it certainly isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
He’s making a strong case for winning the award, just as he did last year on his way to actually take it home.
Even in the midst of all the Angels’ struggles, Ohtani has managed to stay within himself and show why he just might be the best player in baseball.
While you can tie in fifth in strikeouts as a pitcher and 10th in home runs as a hitter, you’ve made yourself a strong case for taking home the MVP award.
He may not win it this year because of the increase in the judge’s power, but in some other year, he will be a strong contender for it.