Shohei Ohtani


Taylor Ward, Not Shohei Ohtani or Mike Trout, May Propel Angels Into Playoffs

Between them, Los Angeles Angels superstars Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout have a pair of Rookie of the Year awards, four Most Valuable Player trophies and an annual salary of $43 million. They also have just one playoff trip combined, which occurred when Trout and the Angels qualified for the postseason in 2014 and were ousted by the Royals.
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Angels' Shohei Ohtani: Swipes bag in loss

Ohtani went 0-for-3 with a run, a walk, a stolen base and three strikeouts in Friday's loss to Oakland. It was a frustrating night for the two-way star, as he fanned multiple times for the fourth straight game. However, Ohtani provided some fantasy value with a first-inning walk that was followed by a stolen base, and subsequently turned into a run. Over his past four games, Ohtani has gone 2-for-17 with 10 strikeouts.

Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim owns Shohei Ohtani

Every pitcher has that one player that they cannot get out. For Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani, that player happens to be Texas Rangers catcher Johan Heim. Ohtani has been impressive on the mound, having allowed 12 runs in his 38.1 innings over his seven starts. That number would be lower if not for Heim – he has driven in seven of those runs himself. As it is, Heim is 5-5 with a homer and those seven RBI, proving himself to be Ohtani’s biggest nemesis at the plate.
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Angels' Shohei Ohtani: Whiffs seven in no-decision

Ohtani didn't factor into the decision during Wednesday's 6-5 loss to Texas, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings. Ohtani navigated Texas' lineup successfully with the exception of Jonah Heim, who accounted for both runs surrendered with RBI in the fourth and sixth innings. The 27-year-old has delivered quality starts in three straight turns and has now permitted two runs or fewer in six of his seven starts. Ohtani lines up to take the hill again next week against Toronto.

Shohei Ohtani discovers shocking new No. 1 fan on rival team

LA Angels' superstar Ace/DH Shohei Ohtani has many fans around the game. Heck, he's the most searched pitcher of all-time on Google, signaling just how intriguing he is to the whole world. He even has very notable fans from rival teams in his career. It makes sense, as he's undoubtedly the best player in the world.

Shohei Ohtani Is The Most Searched Baseball Pitcher In Google History, As It Recognizes Influential AAPI Talent

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Google revealed that Los Angeles Angels’ two-way player Shohei Ohtani is the most searched baseball pitcher of all time. Once again, Google collaborated with Gold House, a nonprofit dedicated to amplifying Asian and Pacific Islander business leaders and personalities, to launch...

Michele Tafoya clarifies Shohei Ohtani tweet after backlash

Michele Tafoya says she did not want the Angels announcers to stop talking about Shohei Ohtani. Rather, she was talking about the physical baseball he hit for his hundredth career home run. On Saturday, Tafoya tweeted: “@Angels broadcast… Enough with the @Ohtani baseball chatter!!! @BallySportWest”. Tafoya told The Post that she was watching the game with her husband, a former Division 1 baseball player, and son, who plays in high school. They were joking around with each other about how much time the Angels’ telecast spent talking about the actual ball off Ohtani’s bat. “We were laughing because they did not...

Shohei Ohtani Set To Shatter A Record For Japanese MLB Superstars

On Saturday night, as the Los Angeles Angels took on their AL West rivals, the Oakland A’s, two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani made a little history. With the Halos leading 6-1 in the top of the fifth inning and Mike Trout on second base, Ohtani sent a ball over the wall out in center field for a two-run shot, which was his 100th career home run.

Michele Tafoya offers weak explanation for Shohei Ohtani hatred

After Shohei Ohtani hit his 100th home run on Saturday, LA Angels fans were ecstatic. He became the third Japanese-born player to hit 100 baseballs out the yard, which was something ALL baseball fans were excited about. Also, he's the first player to collect 250 career strikeouts on the mound and 100 home runs at the plate since Babe Ruth.

Los Angeles Angels: Shohei Ohtani and the Hall of Fame

Shohei Ohtani continues to impress virtually every time he sets foot on the diamond. The Los Angeles Angels star joined some exclusive company on Saturday as he became the third Japanese player to hit 100 MLB homers and just the second player with at least 100 homers and 250 strikeouts pitching. Any time a player can join groups that contain Ichiro and Babe Ruth with one swing of the bat, it is an impressive moment.