The Angels won tonight behind Shohei Ohtani 7-1. I don’t know how that happened but it did. Ohtani, of course, got most of the RBIs and struck out twelve. Marsh did bunt in a run and Jo Adell, Luis Rengifo and Jonathan Villar also contributed some offense. In general, the Angels won!.
Photo credit Rex Fregosi
Great time at the park last night! So much so I think I’ll do it again tonight
Hoping this can just stay lit up through the weekend
Can someone drag out the fainting couch for me, please? I’m in shock.
We already expect it to some degree, but Sho surely makes it look easy. If the like of O‘s and M‘s can do it, can we not ?
Ohtani being Ohtani. I like that hitters 6-9 were 5/15 w/ a BB & 2 RBIs. The team took pitches and got to the starter early and wore out the bullpen. I like the approach from Adell, Rengifo, and Velazquez. Sure there alot of Ks, but the team had 6 walks! Baserunners, and put pressure. Lots of positives. What I took from it was there were runners on when the lineup turned over with less than 2 outs. It puts so much pressure on the opposing pitcher and allows the hitterse to key in on little mistakes. Ohtani was electric like always but the offense showed up with balance
The Angels are only winning when Ohtani hits AND pitches.
If that’s not MVP-level performance, I don’t know what is. I understand that he will most likely not win the award this year because the novelty has worn off, but man, every time he pitches and hits, it’s truly something special.
Decided to go to the game about noon today.
Had a blast.
You chose wisely.
I took my son to his first game last year and we were lucky enough to see ohtani hit an absolute bomb to right field. When he makes contact the ball jumps off his bat like no other. My son is now an angels fan for life. I know that may not be the best thing for happiness with baseball, but as a father it’s just the best.
Ohtani really is something special. We are so lucky we get to watch him and enjoy him on our team. As others said we are watching history with this guy and actually able to appreciate it.
Really really fun game to be at. Winner winner Chick-fil-A dinner
winner winner chicken dinner – and chick-fil-a is a good way to go….
We were there — fun, but felt longer than average.
Given the score – I had no idea how long I was at the ballpark. If you say so … coulda stayed there another 4 hours if it meant another 7 runs.
Yea, definitely better than losing. The kids enjoyed it but we definitely all slept in this morning.
Not sure if it was reported in the game thread, Ohtani with 4 straight games with double digit strikeouts. Last Angel pitcher to have performed that feat, Nolan Ryan.
Wonder if he can go for five straight, being wrapped around the all star break. That man is truly a wonder of nature. When he retires, he should be made a mobile national park.
from press reports:
>It’s the third time this season Ohtani has had double-digit strikeouts and multiple RBI in a game. The only other pitchers to accomplish that are Atlanta’s Kevin Millwood in 1999 and Hal Newhouser with Detroit in 1946.<
>Ohtani also became the fifth pitcher to have at least 50 strikeouts and allow one or fewer earned runs over a five-game span since earned runs became an official statistic in 1913. The others were Chris Sale (2018), Clayton Kershaw (2014-15), R.A. Dickey (2012) and Randy Johnson (1997).<
I also believe he was the first Angels pitcher to hit a triple since Nolan Ryan did it in 1972.
Ohtani’s recent run is historic. Like most history, it is not always appreciated as it is happening. Baseball historians will write about what we are witnessing.
i stood up clapping for him at least 3x tonight. That was crazy to watch. The dude is amazing
But… Trade Him!!!
Trade him? Screw that. Arte should just give him the team. He can handle triple duty and be the POB as well.
Why not. He can do everything else
I hear that Ohtani drives the team bus and also flies the plane when the team travels out of town.
He also personally carves their bats by hand out of trees he imports from Japan.
But yeah, trade him while the getting is good.
Or get nothing for him when he walks out of here at the end of 2023, being fed up of not making playoffs.
Shohei has developed into the “Ace” we have been dreaming about.
Now the team needs to move heaven and earth to keep him. Start by winning in 2023 early and consistently. And MLB please no more shit and shenanigans with fraudulent rulings on video reviews.
Hopefully this is sarcasm.
At its finest
Steve Carlton like, except Ohtani can hit and run like pre-steroid Barry Bonds, too
Ummm, Carlton was a good hitter, but he was not close to being Ohtani with a bat in his hands.
Carlton was one hell of a dancer as well ….