Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani frequently draws comparisons to baseball legend Babe Ruth for his unparalleled ability at the plate and on the mound.
But even Ruth, over the course of his entire historic career, never accomplished what Ohtani has achieved in the past two nights. In fact, no other player in MLB history has recorded such a pair of performances.
Ohtani struck out 13 batters in a 5–0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night, establishing a career-high in his 47th MLB start. He allowed just two hits in eight innings of work while retiring 23 of the last 24 hitters he faced.