LATEST ON SHOHEI OHTANI

Modified on June 23, 2022

WITH THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS IN 2022

June 22
Shohei started. He suddenly gave up consecutive base hits. But he did not lose a run. In fact his pitching was amazing after the first inning. He struck out 13 in 8 innings, which is a record stike out. His team beat the Kansas City Royals 5 to 0.

June 21
Shohei was amazing at bat. He slammed a 3 run home run and another equalizing 3 run home run in the 9th inning. In all he hit in 8 runs. But that was not enough for his team to beat the Kansas City Royals losing the game 11 to 12.

June 9
It's been a tumultous period for the Angels, with a record consecutive losses and Joe Maddon fired. Shohei started and ended the consecutive loss at 14. He gave up 1 run in 7 innings, slammed a 2 run home run and had a base hit. The Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 5 to 2.

May 29
Finally, Shohei is hitting better.He singled and blasted a 2 run home run. But the Angels lost 10 to 11 to the Toronto Blue Jays.

May 9
Shohei was amazing in the game against the Tampa Bay Rays. He had a base hit, then singled a homer, then grand slammed. It's his first ever grand slam. The Angels won 11 to 3.

May 4
Shohei started in Fenway Park. It's the first time since Babe Ruth, a player appears as a pitcher and a hitter. He hurled a shut out 7 inning. He struck out 11 to earn his 3rd win. With the bat, he hit home 2 runners. His team beat the Boston Red Sox 8 to 0.

Apr 28
Shohei was homered by Cleveland Guardians' Jose Ramirez in the first inning. He then recovered pitching 5 innings. At bat, he singled in the 4th, had a RBI in the 6th. He singled in the 8th. His team won 9 to 5 against the Guardians. It's his 2nd win.

Apr 24
Shohei was not hitting for a few games. In this game he changed his dressing style by showing off his long socks. He singled twice, and came home too. The Angels won 7 to 5 against the Baltimore Orioles.

Apr 20
Shohei was at bat twice in the first inning. He hit in 2 runs. Then he pitched. He striked out 12 in 6 innings, without giving up a run. The Angels won 6 to 0 against the Houston Astros. Shohei earned his first win.

Apr 16
Shohei had another great day. In the 7th inning he got on base. He stole to third. In the 8th inning, he homered the first pitch. The Angels won 7 to 2 against the Texas Rangers.

Apr 15
Shohei homered the very first pitch.It's his first home run of the season. Then in the 5th inning he slammed a 2 run home run. The Angels beat the Texas Rangers 9 to 6.

Apr 14
Shohei starts, and in the 2nd inning Jonah Heim blasted a grand slam off him. He lasted only 3 2/3 innings, and gave up a total 6 runs. It's a 10 to 5 loss against the Texas Rangers.

Apr 10
Shohei doubled in the 3rd inning. But the Angles lost 1 to 4 against the Astros.

Apr 8
Shohei focused on his batting as designated hitter. He singled in the first inning. He camge back home. He did not get himself on base after that. The Astros won 13 to 6.

Apr 7
For the first time Shohei had the honor of opening the season, as the starting pitcher and the first to bat for his team. He pitched well. He gave up a run in the 3rd inning, struck out 9. He was taken off the mound in the 5th inning, as he pitched too much. His team lost 3 to 1 to the Houston Astros. He tood the loss.

WITH THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS IN 2021

Oct 3
It's the Angels final game of the season as it did not proceed to the playoffs. Shohei who had not homered for a long time wrapped up the season with his lead off home run. It's his 46th of the season. He also recorded his 100th RBI. The Angels won 7 to 3 against the Seattle Mariners. He finished the season with 9 wins as a pitcher.

Sept 21
Shohei has not been able to homer for a while. At last this day, he slammed his 45th home run of the year. The Angles however lost 5 to 10 to the Houston Astros. He is one home run behind the leaders.

Sept 10
Shohei slammed a powerful homer in the first inning. It's his 44th of the season. He also pitched, but he lacked power in his speed balls. He gave up 6 runs in 3 1/3 innings. The Angels lost 5 to 10 against the Houston Astros.

Aug 18
It was all about Shohei. He started, pitched 8 innings giving up 1 run. In the 8th inning, he slammed a home run, his 40th of the season. He won his 8th game in a 3 to 1 win against the Detroit Tigers.

Aug 12
He started, gave up 2 runs in 6 innings. He himself had a 2 base hit. The Angels won 6 to 3 against the Toronto Blue Jays. Shohei clinched his 7th win.

Aug 11
With the Olympic Games over, sports fans attention is again locked on Shohei who's been competing against Vladimir Guerrero Jr.in home runs and RBIs. In this game Shohei hit his 38th home run, a 2 run, to further his lead. But the Angels lost 2 to 11 against the Toronto Blue Jays.

All Star Game
Shohei was DH and starting pitcher. He batted twice but could not get himself on base. His 1 inning pitch was smooth. As the American League won 5 to 2, he was giving the win.

All Star home run derby
Shohei became the first Japanese to take part in the home run derby. In Denver, Colorado on 12 July, he took time to be able to hit a home run in the 3 minutes he was given. But he caught up with his opponent, Juan Soto. They played another minute. They tied again. And it was about hitting just 3 pitches. Soto homered all 3. Shohei grounded the pitch in the first try and he was out of the round.

July 8
Shohei blasted his 33rd home run of the season in the 3rd inning. But the Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners 3 to 7.

July 7
Another feat by Shohei. He slammed a home run in the 5th inning to give his team a lead. It's his 32nd homer of the year, exceeding the annual record in MLB by a Japanese which was held by Hideki Matsui. The Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 5 to 4.

July 6
Shohei started. He pitched 7 innings giving up 2 runs. The Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 5 to 3. He won his 4th game.

July 2
Shohei was incredible with the bat. He homered twice. On top of that in the 9th inning he stole to 2nd, then he ran into home base, and with that run, his team beat the Baltimore Orioled 8 to 7.

June 30
It was rough start for Shohei. He was not controlling his pitches well. He gave up 7 runs in one inning, the worst for him. He tried to make up with his bat but could not. However, his teammates hit well and his team beat the Yankees 11 to 8.

June 29
In New York, Shohei homered a single, then he slammed a 2 run home run. But his team lost to the Yankees 5 to 11.

June 27
Incredible Shohei hits in a RBI double, then equalized with a triple. He also hits a home run, helping his team beat the Rays 6 to 4.

June 23
Shohei starts, strikes out 9, giving up only a run in 6 innings. But pitchers after him failed. The Angels lost 3 to 9 against the San Francisco Giants.

June 20
On Father's Days, players were conciously wearing blue. Shohei used a blue bat, but he could not hit. He changed to his regular bat and homered to equalize. In the end his team lost to the Detroit Tigers 3 to 5.

June 18
Shohei slammed a 2 run home run and a single homer. His team beat the Detroit Tigers 11 to 3.

June 17
Shohei starts in a packed stadium. The first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. The hurled 6 innings, giving up 1 run, and won his 3rd game in a 7 to 5 win against the Detroit Tigers.

June 16
Shohei was a pinch hitter, slammed a home run, his 19th of the season. He got himself on base on his bunt, then stole to 2nd. But his team lost 4 to 8 to the Oakland Athletics.

June 5
Shohei slammed his 16th home run of the season from Yusei Kikuchi, his high school colleague. The Angels won 12 to 5 against the Seattle Mariners

June 4
Shohei in the first inning that he pitched, he gave up a run to lead off hitter JP Crawford of the Seattle Mariners. But he recovered, and pitched 10 stike outs in 6 innings. His team won.

May 25
Shohei was not in the starting line up. He came on a pinch hitter, and in the 4th inning slammed a super liner 3 run homerun. His team beat the Texas Rangers 11 to 5.

May 19
Shohei started. His pitches were slower than usual and he was not in control. He gave up 2 runs in 4 2/3 innings, and after he pitched, he played outfield, had a bunt base hit. But his team in the end lost 3 to 2 against the Cleveland Indians.

May 18
Shohei homered again. He also had a base hit. He was walked. His team lost 5 to 6 to the Cleveland Indians.

May 17
Shohei slammed a 3 run home run to take his team to a 7 to 4 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

May 12
Shohei started, and pitched well, giving up only a solo shot to Kyle Tucker in the 5th inning. He pitched 7 innings, striking out 10. Then he played in right field. His show time was shattered by following pitchers. The Angels lost to the Houston Astros 1 to 9.

May 6
Shohei slammed a 2 run home run, but his team lost again to the Rays. It's 3 to 8.

May 5
As a starting picther, he pitched a shut out 5 innings. But the team in the end lost to the Rays 3 to 1.

May 3
There were concerns Shohei may not be able to play after being hit by a pitch in the previous game. But he went out there, slammed a 2 run home run. However his team lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 3 to 9.

Apr 30
Shohei homered his 8th of the season. But the Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners 4 to 7.

Apr 26
Shohei started as a pitcher and a batter. He as in trouble in the first inning, givining up a 3 run home run. But he tried to make up by equalizing with his own RBIs. He was off the mound after 5 innings. But he still came to bat, with a bunt single. The Angles won 9 to 4 against the Texas Rangers. Shohei won his first game...the first since May 2018.

Apr 25
Shohei homered in the 8th inning the season's 7th homer. His team won 4 to 2 against the Houston Astros.

Apr 24
Shohei showed his resilience even more. He homered. He played left field. He showed his stuff to fans even though his team lost to the Houston Astros 2 to 16.

Apr 23
As DH, Shohei had a base hit in the first inning. He doubled in the 5th,and hit in an RBI. But his team lost to the Houston Astros 4 to 5.

Apr 21
Shohei homered. But his team lost to the Texas Rangers 4 to 7.

Apr 9
Shohei was amazing with his bat. In the 2nd inning, he cleared the full base with his double. In the 5th inning, he homered. His team beat the Toronto BlueJays 7 to 1.

Apr 4
Shohei was the starting pitcher. But he shined with his bat. His first swing at bat hit a home run. As a pitcher he was in trouble after his teammate erred. And as he tried to take a runner out at home, he was tripped. He left the mound. In the end the Angels beat the White Sox 7 to 4.

Apr 1
After showing good performance in exhibition matches, Shohei was back this season as a pitcher and batter. In the 9th inning he blasted a 2 run home run. But his team lost 8 to 12 to the Chicago White Sox.

WITH THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS IN 2020
Aug 5
Shohei will not be able to pitch for a while. Still he can contribute with the bat. He homered to help his team win 6 to 1 against the Seattle Mariners.

Aug 2
Shohei started, lasted a longer than the first game he pitched. Still in the 2nd inning, he walked and walked, and lasted 1 2/3 inning.He complained of a pain in his arm. Houston Astros won 6 to 5 against the Angels.

Jul 31
Shohei showed off more variety of contributions, he stole base, and again a home run. But the Angels lost again to the Seattle Mariners 5 to 8.

Jul 30
Starting in the game, in the 4th inning, Shohei blasted a 3 run home run, his first of the season But the Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners 7 to 10.

Jul 28
Shohei recorded his first RBI batting a 2 base hit. His team beat the Seattle Mariners 10 to 2.

Jul 26
Shohei started as a pitcher. It was the worse game he pitched. He give up a base hit, he walled 3, lost a run, then he lost more runs. In all he gave up 5 without taking an out. The Angels lost 4 to 6 to the Oakland Athletics.

Jul 24
The baseball season at last started, delayed due to COVID-19. Shohei had plenty of time to recover from his surgery. He returned first, as a hitter, in the starting line up. He had a base hit. He could not contribute when bases were loaded in the 9th inning. His team lost to the Oakland Athletics 3 to 7.

WITH THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS IN 2019
Sept 11
Shohei homered against the Cleveland Indians but his team lost. After this game it was learned he has a fracture left knee and needs an operation. He will not be able to play this season.

Sept 7
Shohei was 4th in the line up as DH. He was fabulous slamming a 3 run home run, and stealing base. In all he hit in 5 runs to helpd his team win 8 to 7 over the Chicago White Sox.

Jun 17
In the 2nd inning, Shohei blasted a 3 run home run and helped his team beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10 to 5.

Jun 13
Shohei was amazing. In the first inning he blasted a 3 run home run. In the 3rd, he doubled. In the 4th inning, there was a black out. The game resumed and he tripled. Then in the 7thi inning he singled, achieving a cycle. The Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5 to 3.

May 18
Shohei blasted a 2 run home run in the 6th inning. This helped the Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6 to 3.

May 14
Shohei slammed his first home run of the season. He also had a base hit. His team beat the Twins 5 to 4.

May 10
Shohei batted is first base hit since his comeback. It's in the first inning. He hit back a runner home. His team beat the Detroit Tigers 13 to 0.

May 7
Shohei was back swinging the bat for the first time in an official game this year. He's back after a surgery of his arm. He appeared as a designated hitter. He was at bat 4 times, walked once, did not hit a run.

WITH THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS IN 2018
Sept 24
In the first inning, Shohei slammed his 21st home run of the season from the Texas Rangers. His team in the end won 5 to 4.

Sept 15
Shohei is focusing on his role at bat, as more arm injury comes to light, disabling him to pitch. As DH, he appeared in the first inning and slammed his 20th homerun of the season. But his team lost 5 to 6 to the Seattle Mariners.

Aug 27
Shohei blasted a 3 run home run, his 15th on the season. He also hit a single. His team defeated the Colorado Rockies 10 to 7.

Aug 7
Shohei slammed a 3 run home run in the first inning, and also had a base hit, helping the Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 11 to 5.

July 25
Shohei contributed with a 2 run home run and heled his team beat the Chicago White Sox 11 to 3.

July 8
Ohtani slammed his first home run since his return. That homerun enabled his team to win against the LA Dodger 4 to 3.

July 5
In the game against the LA Dodgers, he had no hits. But he contributed. He was walked, stole to 3rd base than came home to equalize. His team defeated the Dodgers 3 to 2.

July 4
Ohtani returned to the team after having to recover from his injury, disabling him to pitch. Ohtani contributed with the bat. He had a single hit and a double. His team beat the Seattle Mariners 7 to 4.

May 20
Ohtani started. He pitched the longest innings or 7 2/3. He gave up a home run to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Angels won 5 to 2. Ohtani earned his 4th win.

May 10
Ohtani homered. It's his 5th this season. He hit another base hit and helped the Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 7 to 4.

May 6
Ohtani pitched in front of Ichiro's team. Until the 6th inning he did not give up any runs. But in the 7th inning, Ryon Healy homered a 2 run off him. Still the Angels won 8 to 2 against the Seattle Marines. It's Ohtani's 3rd win.

Apr 8
Ohtani started. He pitched superb, striking out 12 times and giving up zero run in 7 innings. The Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 6 to 1.

Apr 4
Again against the Cleveland Indians, Ohtani slammed a 2 run home run on Apr 4. It's his 3rd home run in 3 games in a row. His team beat the Indians in the 13th inning 3 to 2.

Apr 3
Ohtani batted for the first time this season in Anaheim on Apr 3. His first time at bat created history. The hitter, outfielder and pitcher slammed a 3 run homerun. He had 3 hits in all and took his team to a 13 to 2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

Apr 1
he started as a pitcher. He showed he can pitch against the Oakland Athletic. Although he gave up 3 runs in 6 innings,his team hit more and he won his first game.

Mar 30
Ohtani started at the bat on Mar 30 and showed he can hit.

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