Shohei Ohtani went eight innings, allowed five hits, two earned runs, three walks, and struck out ten in Sunday’s no-decision.
The Angels simply could not give Ohtani the run support that he needed. However, there was a lot to like about Ohtani’s performance. If he can regularly go deep into games like this, put up incredible strikeout figures, and manage to minimize the home runs, his already elite 3.28 ERA could get even better next season. All while hitting 40 to 50 homers a season, Ohtani has all of the tools to be the face of baseball, and even push the boundaries of the all time greats.