It is remarkable enough that Shohei Ohtani is the first front-line starting pitcher in generations to do double duty as an everyday player. But he is not merely filling both roles for the Los Angeles Angels, he is excelling at them. His numbers put him among the best hitters in the game and have been very solid on the pitching side.
His double act has quickly made him a favorite of fans from just about every team. This week he has brought his act to Yankee Stadium, where he homered in a 5-3 win on Monday, homered twice and had three RBIs in an 11-5 loss Tuesday, and is scheduled to start on the mound against Domingo German on Wednesday.
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