Angels Star Shohei Ohtani Has His Fourth Game Without Earned Run

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani in 2018
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani in 2018. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9635290f)

The Los Angeles Angels’ two-way star Shohei Ohtani continued his streak of impressive performances on the mound on Wednesday night by not allowing an earned run during a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. Ohtani now hasn’t allowed an earned run in four straight games and 28 2/3 innings.

The Japanese phenom finished the night with 10 strikeouts, allowing one unearned run on two hits. The latter ended his streak of 21 2/3 scoreless frames.

Ohtani’s performance against the Marlins resulted in several notable firsts. For example, he became the first player in the history of the MLB to strike out ten, have two RBIs at-bats, and also record a stolen base.

“There can’t be many [records to set] left, right?” said Angels interim manager Ray Montgomery after the game via MLB.com. “I mean, he has most, if not all of them by now. He competes at everything. And he’s relentless. He can’t quench his thirst for what he does. It’s really fun to watch.”

After winning the AL MVP honors last season, Shohei Ohtani maintained a high level of performance in 2022 as well. This is especially in the pitching department, as he has an 8-4 record with 111 strikeouts and 2.44 ERA in 14 games. He is also on a five-game winning streak as a starter.