Shohei Ohtani both breaks Angels history, dazzles on mound in Detroit

Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Shohei Ohtani, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

Shohei Ohtani couldn’t have meant more to the LA Angels on Wednesday night.

On the mound, he went eight innings and struck out eight. Also, he didn’t allow any runs and didn’t walk anybody at all.

Offensively, he became the fastest player in Angels history to hit 40 bombs in a single season. The baseball world went crazy with this performance.

Shohei Ohtani is on his way to having the greatest season in baseball history.

Shohei Ohtani’s fWAR is now 7.2, which is just 2.7 games behind Babe Ruth’s 9.9 fWAR in his 1919 campaign, which was the best two-way season Ruth ever had.

He just might pass that mark, and prove this season to be the best year anyone’s ever had.

Some are obviously already running with that. It very well may be the best season we’ve ever seen, and we’re going to know by October.

Speaking of October, the Angels just may have a shot if Ohtani keeps playing like this. There has recently been progress with Mike Trout’s injury, and if he comes back, the Halos can go on a run with the two of them in the same lineup.

And on the mound, it’s not even fair when Ohtani’s out there. In his last six starts, he’s had a 1.58 ERA, while being 5-0. Hitters are hitting just .183 against him in that span, and he has walked a total of four batters in those six starts.

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He’s completely dialed in, and just in time for an Angels pitching staff that’s dealing with many injuries. Nobody can stop Ohtani these days, and with a couple more upcoming series against lesser teams in the Indians and Orioles, he’ll surely stay hot.