Otani Shohei. That’s it. That is the leader.
The angel pitcher continued his ridiculous success on Tuesday, hitting his 27th and 28th home runs against the Yankees, which led him in Major League Baseball. Add to that his 2.58 ERA for entering Tuesday’s game — and the fact that he homered 10 times in the past 13 games — understandably, MLB Twitter’s awe of the angel superstar is Understandable.
Ohtani’s first home run-a solo bomb pushed him past Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s 26 points to take first place-ranked first in third place, narrowing the Yankees’ lead to 5-3 . It comes from Jameson Tyrone’s 3-1 slider.
Ohtani hit another home run in Taillon’s right field, although the Yankees’ lead has been extended to 10-5 after two shots.
This is another day in the life of the clear front-runner of the American League MVP. For Otani, although excellence may be a routine matter, Twitter still quickly won praise for one of the most exciting players in baseball:
A man with a 2.58 ERA in 11 games is expected to hit 55 home runs. #大谷
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) June 29, 2021
Ohtani is simply amazing. Hit the third home run at Yankee Stadium in two days. Leading 28th HR in Major League Baseball. Tomorrow on the mound. He is incredible in baseball. pic.twitter.com/O0th28sxz9
— Andrew Gibson (@1010XLAG) June 30, 2021
Shohei Ohtani served as the side job of the starting pitcher and had 27 home runs before the end of June. Since Barry Bonds retired, no Giants player has had a heart rate of more than 27 in a season.
— Aidan Jackson-Evans (@ajacksonevans) June 30, 2021
Shohei Ohtani led MLB with 28 home runs… and tied for AL with 4 three-pointers.
In 1978, Jim Rice was the last player to lead the league in home runs and third runs. Although he didn’t pitch at all…
-Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) June 30, 2021
I have to paint Otani, right.
-Graig Kreindler (@GraigKreindler) June 30, 2021
Remember to be #Yankees It took five years to find Shohei Ohtani, but he went to the Angels? Pepperridge Farm remembers.
— Bryan Hawk (@BryanHoch) June 28, 2021
Shohei Ohtani was the first baseball player in my life who made me wonder if anyone could really be better than Pablo Sanchez pic.twitter.com/hoqrGeF5Yl
— JB (@OldTownCards) June 29, 2021