Shohei Ohtani Discusses Personal Success, Team Failures in 2022

Shohei Ohtani

Los Angeles Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani may be embarking on his final season with the Angles organization, as he has again put up impressive numbers despite the team failing to find success in 2022.

Despite the efforts of Ohtani and Trout, both former AL MVPs, the Angels suffered a seventh consecutive losing season and missed the playoffs for an eighth consecutive year, a frustrating trend that seems nowhere close to ending. The Angels last made the playoffs in 2014.

The Angels finished 73-89, a whopping 33 games back from the American League West champion Houston Astros.

“I have to say that August and September in particular felt longer to me than last year,” Ohtani said (h/t Associated Press). “We were not able to play as many good games as we would like — including 14 consecutive losses. So I have a rather negative impression of this season.”

Ohtani was 15-9 with a 2.33 ERA as a pitcher, and at the plate he batted .273 while hitting 34 home runs, had 95 RBIs for the Angels.