The verdict is in on Shohei Ohtani’s bat and arm, and it’s good news for Angels fans: he’s basically a video game cheat code. Actually, he might be better than that. Lightning quick bat speed and legit pop combined with high-90s velocity and command of nasty breaking pitches? The guy deserves all the hype and then some.
The Japanese Babe ruth wowed yet again Sunday, as he struck out 12 and carried a perfect game into the seventh inning in an electrifying start against the Athletics. Jed Lowrie, Khris Davis, Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, etc. — name any A’s hitter, that player probably looked foolish. Here’s the proof in a supercut of Ohtani that can only be described as “baseball p***:”
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Think you had a productive week? Think again…
Shohei Ohtani's Week
Tuesday: 3-for-4, Homer, 2 runs, 3 RBI
Wednesday: 2-for-5, Homer, Run, 2 RBI
Friday: 1-for-4, Homer, BB, Run, 2 RBI
Sunday: Perfect game into 7th, 7 shutout innings, 1 hit allowed, 12 strikeouts
— James Santelli will not be making a COVID-19 name. (@JamesSantelli) April 8, 2018
More ridiculous Ohtani stats!
Shohei Ohtani is the 3rd player in MLB history to get 2 wins as a pitcher and hit 3 HR in his team's first 10 games of a season.
The last man to do that was Jim Shaw in 1919.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 8, 2018
Shohei Ohtani has more home runs this season than Aaron Judge and more strikeouts than Max Scherzer
— Alex Putterman (@AlexPutterman) April 8, 2018
Miguel Rojas (facetiously) on hitting the Marlins’ third HR of season today: “At least we have as many as Ohtani now.”
— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) April 8, 2018