But, over the seasons, Ohtani was used more as a hitter than a pitcher – especially because of elbow pain – and above all he did not perform both functions in the same game. Monday, however, the Angels used his versatility in their victory against Texas Rangers (9-4).
Shohei Ohtani pitched five innings, knocked out nine opposing players and was credited with the win. He also landed two strikes, which brought his team so many points. On April 4, Ohtani had already achieved a double performance of choice against the Chicago White Sox: hitting a home run and removing seven opposing batsmen.