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Ohtani hits home run #44!

Ohtani hits home run #44!

TrayshFactory

Ohtani giving run support to Ohtani


mcolwander90

"Fine, I'll do it myself." - Ohtani


Galactic

He is not fairly balanced, tho. Thanos would hate him.


rcuosukgi42

He'll give up 6 ERs himself?


mcolwander90

Yeah, it did age poorly hahaha


beelzebott

Fuck it I do it myself - Russ


Redburneracc7

Ohtani gave up 6 runs, 9 hits in 3.1 innings oof


alin105

Kurt Suzuki is a bum


nukemiller

Yes!!! How you going to get catchers interference in the MLB?


Annis_hana88

He did not have his stuff. But but bad defensive errors hurt him too. Angels game.


Iohet

Who needs Jobu when you have Johtani?


coadnamedalex

r/unexpectedthanos


u8myramen_y

He actually did say that during interviews before lol I remember him saying how he wants to and likes batting when he’s pitching so he can help himself out pitching as a batter. Since then I just imagine Shohei Ohtani patting himself in the back after he pitches and bats. “Good job Shohei. Great outing.” “Thanks Ohtani san. Thank you for the run support!”


ashamedprotein

"Is that how we take the lead, Shohei?" "Yes it is, Other Shohei. Yes it is."


-DekuScrub-

Mike… Mike… MIKE… MIIIIKKKEEEE!


dec92010

Obama_medal.jpg


TheMostOGCymbalBoy

Underrated comment


EquityDiversity

This is getting out of hand, now there are—-oh wait no it’s the same guy.


gatemansgc

shame the game hasn't gone well in the meantime ):


Luckytxn_1959

Yeah the Angels are getting curb stomped. Ran Ohtani out of the game easy enough.


gatemansgc

well of course you're happy cause your team is winning!


Luckytxn_1959

Well duh...Never expected this batting practice game we having for sure.


Illustrious_Letter28

Fuck it! We'll do it live!


HeavilyBeardedMan

3 away from tying the Angels single season record in home runs!


palmtreesxiv

As the Angels finish below .500 The Full Season Tungsten Arming


theixrs

We are all tungsten arms this blessed season


notaverysmartdog

speak for yourself


Mahlers_Tenth

I am all tungsten arms this blessed season


bill_jacobs

The ol Reddit tungsteroo


illegal_deagle

MORAN


rcuosukgi42

To be fair it's largely Ohtani's fault they lost today's game.


jammiejoeyjojojr

What does that have to do with his point lol, he's put an all-time legendary season on a team that has given him pretty much zero support


winterbIoom

the defense and suzuki's pitch calling didn't help either


sinchichis

Sad but true. also astros are pretty damn good.


fishingismygame

Imagine having Trout for a decade and Ohtani about to beat whatever’s he’s hit. Obviously Trout still a legend tho, but its just crazy to me lol


jodon

The thing with trout that makes him the best player is that he is good at everything. He is not a homerun hitter he is just a very good hitter that gets HRs while doing it.


FartingBob

Trout has never been about chasing the home runs.


sinchichis

Most his injuries seem like freak events. He hasn’t really had any “break of body” injuries


JeromeNoHandles

Wouldn’t those injuries be the freak injuries?


sinchichis

Sorry I think I left out down. Breakdown of body injuries. Him tweaking his finger on a slide on a his only other serious injury.


gatemansgc

wow i thought it was gonna be trout, it was troy glaus in 2000.


Unhelpfulperson

Yeah Trout’s highest is ~only~ 45 but he also played just 134 games that season.


iambannedforlife

And he’s never gonna play that many games a season again the way his body is deteriorating every year :(


wholelottacolors

is the Angels health staff just bad or something? i fear for Ohtani’s future if Trout is already deteriorating


klawehtgod

Already? He’s 30 and this is his 9th major league season. He’s deteriorating right on schedule


GummyMummys

DO THAT WADE MILEY!!!!!


skeenerbug

How many no-hitters does Ohtani have this year? Hmm?


Purple_koala

LMFAO


EdTjhan15

Ohtani: sees Salvy and Vladdy catching up *go time* He needed those rest days


KamartyMcFlyweight

Ohtani at Salvy and Vladdy: "Oh, so you're approaching me?"


owledge

He's pitching btw


Fightinlrish

not on that plate appearance he wasn’t if you look closely you can clearly see a bat in his hands checkmate


riceilove

He’s just pitching the ball from the home plate with his bat


ThrowAway615348321

Well he missed the strike zone then


riceilove

I’m sad now ):


retsetaccount

So he's giving up first inning home runs to the MVP? Not a good sign.


Redburneracc7

How did his pitching go?


iambannedforlife

Not good


Kobe_apologist

With this sub you wouldn’t know unless it was good


sinchichis

Well who wants to post a “Shohei sucked at pitching tonight” post?


thamasthedankengine

Astro fans, probably


Kobe_apologist

I know angels fans don’t 😂


jmbraze

Great til the Angels defence shit the bed in the 3rd


owledge

First left-handed home run Valdez has surrendered this year


RecycledCan

Only the second of his career too


vikthecowboy

I’d rather him give it up to Ohtani than someone like Jarrod Dyson


OmegaTyrant

Before this game, Ohtani was also slugging 49 points higher against LHP than against RHP, ain't a better lefty HR hitter to give one up to.


YouSoIgnant

just gave up another


TheSayHeiKid

I live in Houston and got removed from my sports buddy group chat right after Ohtani hit this.


Galactic

Worth it.


Lukealloneword

I bet they'd welcome you back now.


CydoniaKnight

I need him to keep the HR crown this year for the sake of trivia forever.


RedsVSYankees

He's he answer to a lot of trivia Most TB by a pitcher in a season Most HRs too Gotta check SBs and RBI


oneeighthirish

Has any other pitcher been intentionally walked? I'm assuming Ohtani has.


RedsVSYankees

Only 28 others in history, most recent being Jim Kaat 1970


gatemansgc

yes, please.


u8myramen_y

He heard some people talking nonsense shit the last few weeks and decided it’s time to shut them up. Edit: He definitely was struggling as a batter post ASG but he was pitching tremendously to make up for it.


pizzawithjalapenos

I had to look up his splits. Didn't realize there was such a gap between first half and second half. Power numbers and average are both way down. Everything else is pretty close.


notaverysmartdog

is his obp at least similar?


pizzawithjalapenos

.362 first half .342 second half


notaverysmartdog

so not a huge dropoff


sakibomb523

He at least had a partially functioning Rendon and a good Walsh to protect him in the first half. He lost Rendon, Walsh hasn't had a good second half, and basically Phil Gosselin as his protection in the second half.


epoch_fail

Angels, as a team. |Split|G|GS|PA|AB|R|H|2B|3B|HR|RBI|SB|CS|BB|SO|BA|OBP|SLG|OPS|TB|GDP|HBP|BAbip|tOPS+|sOPS+| |:-|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:|-:| |1st Half|953|89|3326|3014|435|775|162|10|123|414|31|11|245|766|.257|.319|.440|.759|1326|66|36|.305|110|110| |2nd Half|562|52|1888|1725|200|396|77|9|48|190|37|12|136|465|.230|.290|.368|.659|635|22|15|.285|83|79| Provided by [Baseball-Reference.com](https://www.sports-reference.com/sharing.html?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool): [View Original Table](https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/split.cgi?t=b&team=LAA&year=2021&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool#half) Generated 9/11/2021. Also, in game 137, the Angels starting lineup, without Ohtani, was Fletcher, Gosselin, Mayfield, Adell, Stassi, Marsh, Lagares, and Rengifo (Walsh out). Adell hit a homer that game. Rengifo and Lagares hit one in game 139. Adell hit another in game 140. Walsh hit one in game 141. That lineup has 40 home runs now, but was at 35 at the beginning of that game. Shohei was at 42 homers during that game. And then you might say that his power-hitting teammates are out. Walsh was out that game (doesn't happen often), while Trout, Upton, and Rendon have missed decent chunks of the season. Basically, no one's coming to help.


kylej616

Oh he’s not hitting well, I guess he’ll just pitch lights out. Nbd


Bones2484

Outside of Ohtani, Angels have been fielding a minor league lineup post-ASG. Doesn't help having no protection from Trout, Rendon, Walsh.


ender23

he'll hit another one tmrw. he's pretty good the day after pitching


ChaSuiBao

Good of Ohtani to give run support to his pitcher.


Noy_Telinu

He heard Wade Miley fans talking shit


RedsVSYankees

And with this dinger, Shohei Ohtani now belongs to the immortals. He has just broken Babe Ruth's 102 year old record of total bases by a pitcher. Shohei Ohtani has raked more bases than any other player who pitched at least 10 innings in a season. Even with a threshold that low, he is still king. He's the only player ever to pitch at least 10 innings while raking at least 288 bases. He's also the only to pitch 113 innings while raking 288. Not even George Herman Ruth is the member of the 113IP/288 TB club. We have all witnessed something that is 100% unreal.


gatemansgc

lol that's nuts.


t20six

even if he only pitches for like 2 or 3 more seasons, he'll destroy the record books.


RedsVSYankees

We'll see what happens He bested Babe's single season record. But Babe is still ahead careerwise, obviously


Degan747

In terms of pitching and hitting in the same season, one more season like this and Ohtani will be the best ever at that too.


RedsVSYankees

From a POV But I'll be monitoring if he can hit 714 HRs while pitching same amount of career innings Babe did


Degan747

Well, he’s definitely not going to hit 714 HR, but he does have a shot at pitching more innings.


hopelessautisticnerd

are you really gonna say that ohtani *can't* do something? will you mortals ever learn?


oneeighthirish

I'll believe it when I see it. And I really want to see it.


Degan747

I mean, I hope he hits 800 HR, throws a perfect game, has 3000 Ks (pitching), the whole 9 yards, but everyone has their limits. What I will say is that even if he retired tomorrow, he’s the most talented player of all time.


hopelessautisticnerd

my comment was not serious in the slightest haha, he won't do any of those things but yeah, I agree with you on the second part.


RedsVSYankees

If he does surpass him in IP, then we won't compare him to him anymore, only to those with the same amount of IP or more


ScottFreestheway2B

I’m not even a huge MLB fan but I’m super excited following him. To think we are witnessing an all time great season is really cool!


smoothpebble

I love that I still get to hear Rich Waltz by watching Ohtani highlights


cadmus_irl

Was he well liked by Marlins fans? I’m liking him so far as our announcer


jmbraze

How many dingers has he hit this year while the starting pitcher? That's at least #2 but were there more?


Aireezzz

I don’t recall more than that


ftciv

3.


MundaneInternetGuy

I think this is his 10th


Degan747

That was #3


RedsVSYankees

So what, it's the most by anyone who pitched 100 innings


jmbraze

??? I'm not discounting the avchievement, I was literally just curious


RedsVSYankees

He surpassed Ruth


JamesWithaG

I like turtles


RedsVSYankees

They're cool There's this one vid where a dude attaches a gopro to a turtle, and it follows him swimming in the swamp


JamesWithaG

I think there's something wrong with your brain


RedsVSYankees

There isn't. You're the strange guy who commented about turtles in a baseball sub. Get help.


JamesWithaG

You missed the joke lmao


HexerDavid

Get in lads we eating good tonight!


crazyal21

He’s not going to give up the HR lead so easily.


Blazingbee98

[Batflip gif!](https://gfycat.com/clutteredalertelephantseal)


wako944

God he's so cool.


skeenerbug

Barely even a flip. If Wade Miley had hit a home run he would have flipped that mfer to the cheap seats


inhale-my-dong

He’s my hero


retsetaccount

that honestly looked like the fastest homer I've ever seen. Is there statcast for that? Time from bat to landing?


Crioca

I think the cast said it had an exit velo of 114 mph


stingen

You've obviously missed out on Springer & Altuve first pitch homers.


RedsVSYankees

> Altuve hobbit


live4coasters

I turn the game on a few minutes late and am greeted by a Shohei bomb! I won't complain!


clydefr0g

OHTANI HITS A HOME RUN!!! ^^^Angels ^^^lose ^^^in ^^^convincing ^^^fashion


LolaBot22

Big Fly for Ohtani! Awesome!


sackerficemath

Manly meat missile


Ritofix

That’s a piss missile if I’ve ever seen one.


Flumples

I get physically delighted watching Shohei Ohtani hit. This man just doesn't disappoint. You can almost hear him cheering "that almost got me!" as he takes a ball 1. Two-strike counts don't faze him. Then he'll knock out a laser beam on the 9th pitch. He's exhilarating. He's Shohei Ohtani.


KamartyMcFlyweight

I pride myself and think of myself as a fan of baseball, as there's a drive into deep right field by Ohtani and that'll be a home run. And so that'll make it a 1-0 ballgame. I don't know if I'm going to ever see a player this good again.


sackerficemath

Do you want to apologize to the people that sign Ohtani's paycheck?


pettythrowaway49

I feel like half of Ohtani's bombs this year are off leftys


Vague_Being

I’m gonna be real, I haven’t followed baseball in a very long time. But I follow Shohei, and damn is it fun


MartyMcFlysDown

Angels miss the playoffs!


drocity1982

MLB needs to make more Ohtani jerseys


MartillodeCalavera

american penis, so... so big


shiniestgiant

I am okay with this.


gravygrowinggreen

Imagine shohei on even an average team.


rollo2masi

This guy is kinda good bro where’s he from?


chbay

One of his parents is Indian and the other is Japanese iirc, and he spent most of his career playing professionally in Japan before he got traded to the states Edit; Indian as in dot not feather if that helps clarify sorry, nothing to do with my flair


zeropointcorp

[Yes, that famous Indian mother named Kayoko 🙄](https://i.imgur.com/u8LDPCe.jpg)


steamedpunk

Genuinely wondering what's your intention here. Can't be joke or sarcasm


Ojhumblerumble

I am rooting for this guy so hard


EarthWarping

That bat speed lmfao how


Chaeferrr

MVP


LaKobe

I thinks he might be pretty good at this baseball stuff


habituallysuspect

I love this man


Salty-Fishman

Out of game already 3.1 inning got lit up for 6 runs tonight.


CaskStrength898

Mostly seeing eye singles and atrocious defense behind him.


Luckytxn_1959

Hey but he got the homerun...


uncivil_engineer42

Blessed day!


LargeBucketOfFries

🦄🦄🦄


NehzQk

Ohtani to Salvy: “Not today”


iKnoJopro

Ohtani homer posts are the best part of my day.


thejourneyisthegift

He good


SJ_Shark_Byte

Only a HR in 25 of 30 MLB parks At what point do the Angels just DFA this scrub when he’s hitting such fraudulent “homeruns”???


godly_mercs

That sounded amazing


SexiestPanda

Is that the lowest hr he’s had all year?


silentorange813

Only one short of Trout's career high!


beelzebott

My body has been waiting


Jking1723

A home run on a fastball? I was told he can’t hit fastballs


el_pinata

He hit the shit out of that ball. What was the exit velocity?


jae34

114mph exit velo


Fun-Raise-3120

Didn't pitch great today but love to see the HR


ScottFreestheway2B

So as someone who doesn’t follow baseball closely, how many is he on pace to hit this year?


drocity1982

depends on how hot he gets, percentages dont mean much. id say 52 max, 48 min


KidFresh71

I've been reading this cool book about the history of Japanese baseball: "You Gotta Have Wa." But it was last updated in 2008, and all seems a bit like ancient history. Ohtani alone merits a sequel. So cool what's going on with Japanese baseball in the past 15 years. Maybe we will get a true World Series one day.


thewafflestompa

Imagine an army of Ohtanis. Just doing every position because they have to carry the team. Jokes aside the dude is sorta good at baseball.


AnonymousRedditor-

He sure is slowing down!


Shaq_Fu_Da_Return

Greatest player of all time not sarcastic he will be


HollywoodAndDid

(…and the Angels are irrelevant)


KennyGardner

You’re just mad that now the Angels get a chance to waste a great Japanese player’s best years.


HollywoodAndDid

Yes, true.


SantaMonicaSurfers

Glad he had a great first half, but his second half has been pretty bad. Pitching today was terrible. I think his MVP case is slipping…


txtoolfan

3.1 ip, 9h, 6r, 1so. Oooooohhh.


Economy-Injury-8182

VLAD will win the Triple Crown!