Saturday, April 7, 2018

So Far Shohei Ohtani Is The Real Deal April 7, 2018

The Angels' two-way star Shohei Ohtani is making the Angels look good so far. Now granted its only one week into the 2018 season, but Ohtani's performance is making the Angels decision to sign him look like a wise one. 

Aside from his victory in his pitching debut against the Oakland A's, in four starts as a DH, Ohtani has batted 7 for 18 with a .389 batting average with three homers and seven RBIs. Ohtani has homered in three consecutive days to boot. 

Its amazing to see how ingrained certain roles in Baseball are. The game hasn't seen a two-way player since the great Babe Ruth and with Ohtani's performance, the comparisons with Ruth continue. For example, According to the article Ohtani homers in third straight, helps Halos rally by Maria Guardado from, Ohtani is the first American League player to homer in three straight games in the same season since he started a game since Babe Ruth did so in 1930.

And according to the article Ohtani joins exclusive company with 3rd HR in first four games by Yardbarker, Ohtani is also the sixth rookie to his three homeruns in his first four games joining Mike Jacobs, Trent Oeltjen, Yoenis Cespedes, Trey Mancini and Trevor Story. 

Ohtani has quickly made himself a fan favorite in Orange County. His second start comes against the Oakland A's, who defeated on he pitched six innings allowing seven hits (one homer) with six strikeouts and one walk. Let's see if he can continue making the Angels brass look good.

Until Then Keep Playing Ball,
Baseball Sisco

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