On Monday night, Shohei Ohtani crushed a moonshot home run for his MLB-leading 42nd blast of the season. And on Tuesday night, he showed off his baserunning ability by stealing home.
Oh yeah- and he also has a 3.00 ERA in 105 innings as a pitcher this season.
But back to Ohtani stealing home. The Los Angeles Angels led the New York Yankees 5-2 with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, when the Angels got creative with a double steal.
The Angels’ Phil Gosselin went with the delayed steal as the baserunner at first base, and beat the throw to second. And when Gosselin drew that throw, Ohtani ran home from third base to score.
Ohtani also had a tremendous slide to avoid the tag at the plate:
MVP Sho ✅
Shohei Ohtani steals home for his second stolen base of the night and 22nd of the season. He currently leads MLB in home runs and owns a 3.00 ERA with 127 strikeouts. 😎
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That’s one of two stolen bases Ohtani has had in the game, giving him 22 on the season. That has him tied for sixth in the majors in stolen bases.
What can’t this guy do?
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