With the hit, RBI, and stolen base from Monday night, Shohei ohtani became the first pitcher to hit all three in the same game, while playing in an American League stadium since the Cuban right-hander Luis Tiant did it with the Minnesota Twins on April 26, 1970, against Detroit.
The scammed pad was the first by a Los Angeles Angels pitcher from Anaheim since the Mexican right. Ismael ‘Rocket’ Valdez On June 8, 2001, that is, two decades passed for it to be repeated at the club:
Japanese two-way Ohtani is also the first Angels pitcher to steal a mat in a home game since the legendary Nolan ryan on October 4, 1972.
Ohtani, who ranks in the 85th percentile for whiff rating among MLB pitchers, according to Statcast, didn’t have his usual missed swings on the mound, but he did have one of his most efficient outings tonight against the Colorado Rockies.
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