Sunday, August 9, 2015

Card Of The Week August 9

I'm not going out on a limb here in stating that two-way player Shohei Ohtani of the Fighters is having a much better season on the mound this year than at the plate.  He's currently 11-2 with a 2.28 ERA, 133 strikeouts and only 31 walks in 106 2/3 innings pitched this season.  He leads the PL in wins and ERA (tied with Brandon Dickson of Orix) and is second in strikeouts to Takehiro Norimoto of the Eagles.  On the other hand, he's hitting only .196 with 4 home runs at the bat.  He's actually got twice as many strikeouts batting (38) than he has hits (19) - which is actually almost the same ratio as what he's done as a pitcher - opposing batters have 63 hits and 133 strikeouts.

Yesterday he pinch hit in bottom of the tenth of a 3-3 game against the Eagles with no one out and the bases loaded and he proceeded to tell those statistics to shut up:

It was the first "sayanora" hit of his career.

Here's a card of him batting from the 2013 BBM 2nd Version set (#554).  This is a "silver signature" parallel that Ryan included as a bonus for me a while back:

1 comment:

P-town Tom said...

I forgot about him. I meant to follow him because he's a two-way player. Thanks for the update!