Los Angeles Angels Ohtani Shohei’s performance is praised by both the Japanese and American media.
The American media ‘St. Louis Post-Dispatch’ said on the 4th (Korean time), “St. Louis fans finally felt Ohtani. The Japanese genius is a strong candidate for MVP and Cy Young Award.”
Ohtani took the mound as a starting pitcher in an away game against the 2023 Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals held at St. Louis Busch Stadium in Missouri, USA, and pitched 5 hits (2 homers), 1 walk, 1 walk, 13 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5 innings.
It wasn’t something to be satisfied with, but the loss was avoided as the Angels came from behind to win 6-4. More than that, he added 13 strikeouts, surpassing Kevin Gausman (Toronto, 54) to rank first in the American League alone (59) in this category.
The 13 strikeouts are Ohtani’s most in a single game, tying the record. Ohtani struck out 13 in eight scoreless innings against the Kansas City Royals on June 23 last year.토토사이트
On this day, Ohtani stepped on the 500th strikeout in his major league personal career. Following the breakthrough of 100 homers (134) as a hitter, the breakthrough of 500 strikeouts is the first time since Babe Ruth, the originator of the major leagues, ‘Putting and Combining’. From 1914 to 1935, Ruth recorded a career-high 714 home runs as a hitter and 501 strikeouts as a pitcher.
Ohtani is 4-0, 2.54 ERA in 7 games as a pitcher this season. He has a batting average of 3.7 with 7 homers and 19 RBIs in 29 games as a hitter. He is making records as a pitcher and hitter, including tied for 5th in most wins, 17th in earned run average, 7th in WHIP (on-base percentage per inning), and tied for 14th in home runs.
While already predicting the possibility of a second American League MVP after 2021, even a Cy Young Young candidate is being discussed while producing results as a pitcher.