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Shohei Ohtani does it all in game that should not have been as close as it was

A single player driving in 5 runs should be enough.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Chicago White Sox Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

Angels 8 White Sox 7

Shohei Ohtani sure does love the White Sox.

After today, the sophomore has more hits, doubles, triples, home runs, total bases, runs, and RBIs against Chicago than he does against any other extradivisional team. Shohei’s entire career to this point has been built upon the ruins of the AL Central and the Windy City is the capitol.

It would not have come as a shock if he had hit for the bicicleta today. He was in prime position in the 5th inning. Falling a triple short of the cycle may be a bit of a meme, but Ohtani doing so was actually kind of disappointing, given the circumstances.

Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.

One performance that needs to be recognized was that of Hansel Robles. After an insane battle against some nobody that the White Sox give a 40-man roster spot to, he retired his 20th, 21st, and 22nd consecutive batters to close out his 20th save of the season. Robles has caught a special brand of fire that can only be described as “hard to extinguish when you never get a chance to pitch.”

Whether he is traded this winter or plays out the 2020 season as an Angel, our closer continuing to perform as he has is amazing news. Even if him putting up zeroes is costing us a good position come June...

In other news—

  • Mike Trout made an appearance!
  • Andrew Heaney went an extended amount of time with a surmountable amount of runs allowed!
  • Luis Garcia threw 100!
  • The White Sox didn’t pass the Angels!
  • Albert Pujols keeps on chugging!
  • The baby was lit!