MLB: Shohei Ohtani emulates Luis Tiant and Nolan Ryan with feats of 51 and 49 years ago

MLB Shohei Ohtani emulates Luis Tiant and Nolan Ryan with

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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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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