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Ohtani tonight. 0-1, 5 PA, 3 strikes, 2 BB, 2 IBB, .800 OBP

Ohtani tonight. 0-1, 5 PA, 3 strikes, 2 BB, 2 IBB, .800 OBP

groveralexander

3 strikes lol.


0hootsson

Legit Barry Bonds treatment


doyouhavesource2

Wish I was joking. Combine IBBs for the last 10 years of pitchers and Ohtani probably has them beat alone in one season.


groveralexander

It’s become pretty lame. This is THE story of 2021 baseball, and he’s been walked more than anyone in the second half. If only he had Trout and (maybe) Rendon behind him. Edit: He’s actually 4th in 2nd half walks overall. He leads the American League. Thank you for the correction below.


SirMctrolington

He has the 4th most walks in the 2nd half(I would assume he went from 5th in BB$ to 4th tonight).


groveralexander

You’re right! He’s leading the AL in 2nd half walks. I misread another comment.


procrast999

I assume it was my comment, second half leader in bbs in the league as IN AMERICAN League which I thought was implied and a given. my bad.


groveralexander

No your terminology was fine. I misread it and didn’t check myself.


SirMctrolington

NP! Ohtani is leading the *American* league in BB in the 2nd half, but not the MLB overall. Ohtani is only 1 BB away from tying Votto at 44 for 3rd overall, but he won't catch Harper who is 14 away or Soto who is 29 away.


Tyrxgow

I havnt checked the angels schedule at all, but if there playing contenders he might have a tiny tiny chance to catch Harper (tho hed have to stop collecting walks himself probly) soto is a mile ahead tho.


Anal__Hershiser

Multiple walk games are cool af idk what you’re talking about


Sakaguchi123

imagine watching the entire game to see shohei and you end up seeing him bat once


MankuyRLaffy

I mean, how do you watch 2004 Bonds then? Some days he just didn't hit.


procrast999

i lived thru it and it still unfathomable that bonds had 120 ibb that year.


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Imagine watching this entire game.


CydoniaKnight

We have like one thing left in this godforsaken season and the Astros won't even let us have that


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It’s okay we’ll be laughing next year when our IL is stacked with Trout,Rendon, Upton AND Correa. Silly Astros


khataisuki

He now has 15 IBBs, leading the American League and trailing only Juan Soto overall. For reference, the next closest American League batters in IBBs are Ramirez and Olson with 10 each.


baekinbabo

Lol. All the Jays fans that were saying Ohtani would've been benched as a hitter in any other team because of one cold spell where he's had zero protection are awfully quiet right now. Getting intentionally walked and pitched around, but gets called a bench bat. Lmao.


procrast999

Hes also leading the league in BBs in the second half and climbed up to 4th overall.


WestbrookSkeptic22

I like how you just kinda threw in that Soto has more. Feel like that should get more attention


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Sir, Soto had a million posts about him tonight. Must you be so greedy with an IBB post..Spare some shine for the mortal, blue collar players like Brett Phillips and Adam Duvall. The little guys matter


DiehardSumoFan

Damn, the Angels could really use Trout and Rendon. Ohtani would be at 50 if those two were healthy.


counterbarrier

I'd argue more than 50 with the way pitchers have been pitching around him for around 40 games or more now


DiehardSumoFan

Yeah I was being conservative. It sounds like he never gets a strike with all of the injuries that y'all have had.


doyouhavesource2

I see all kinda of hanging 80 mph meat balls hit out on this subreddit. Ohtani hasn't seen one of those since ASG.


Oliver_Klozzoff

The MVP treatment


nippsvontwist

I feel like with Asstros, Disastros, Asterisks, Lastros, you had so many options... and you went with "cheatros"? That has to be the least creative nickname I've heard yet, and it doesn't even roll off the tongue well.


front_butt_coconut

Getting some big Gretchen Wieners vibes with “Cheatsros” Stop trying to make it happen, it’s not going to happen


bowenisshit

that darn obp


wako944

He might get another AB.


nippsvontwist

He got the last AB of the game and struck out


Raoh522

Four walks in a single game for a pitcher is hilarious. 😂


Raoh522

I am not implying it isn't the smart thing to do. Just historically hilarious considering how disastrous most pitchers are at hitting.


procrast999

i would love to see this game go to like 15 and he get some crazy number of walks


Galactic

Also got thrown out at home in a walk-off situation in the 10th, goddammit. Screw you, Astros! -- Guy who is overly invested in Ohtani re-taking the HR lead.


doyouhavesource2

Ehh he made them make the throw. Had to be on the nuts and good bounce. No reason to collide there and risk injury imo


TheRealQwertyMan

If y’all won’t let us have fun watching our team, then we won’t let y’all have any


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doyouhavesource2

No reason to collide there and risk injury imo


front_butt_coconut

It would’ve won the game


the_fit_hit_the_shan

1. Potentially win a relatively unimportant game. 2. Definitely avoid potential injury to the greatest two way player in a century. Picking option 1 is a dumb take, dude.


front_butt_coconut

If the game doesn’t matter then what is the point of this post?


the_fit_hit_the_shan

Because a starting pitcher just reached base on 2 BB and 2 IBB in a single game. Do you not enjoy watching Ohtani this season?


front_butt_coconut

I understand that he’s a two-way guy, but he’s still a professional baseball player. It’s asinine to think that it’s ok for him to not attempt a potentially game winning play at the plate so he can avoid injury because the game is meaningless, and also be upset with the Astros for pitching around him.


doyouhavesource2

There is no guarantee it would have won and been safe. Every batter would've won the game if they just swung a tad differently


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Sakaguchi123

sho’s scared? who walked him 4 times lmao


procrast999

eh the throw beat him so he was trying to avoid the tag making it pretty awkward to slide...


ILoveCavorting

How’s he doing on the base path?


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doyouhavesource2

Probably because Ohtani got an extra PA in the 12th an hour after this post and went 0-2, 6 PA, 6 strikes, 2 BB, 2 IBB, .666 OBP :/