Is it true that someone hit it?
Shohei Ohtani, 메이저놀이터 a Japanese star of the Los Angeles Angels in the US Major League Baseball, was astounding. The batted ball that he hit, like a clothesline, cut through the air at a whopping 110.2 miles and about 177 km/h. It was a pity that there was no home run.
On the 9th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium, the home stadium. Ohtani led the team to a 6-4 victory with one RBI and doubles in a row that day.
At the bottom of the 3rd inning when the team was trailing 1-3, Ohtani hit the ball from opponent starter Brown in his second at-bat with 1 out, 1st and 2nd base, leading to 1 RBI and 2 bases in pursuit.
The Angels gained momentum in Ohtani’s first RBI. In the end, Ohtani was responsible for tying the score in the fifth inning. Ohtani, who was trailing 3-4, met Brown once again with a chance to run on third base, and hit a double that called in Ward, a runner on third base. I pulled Brown’s slider at ball count 1B, and the hit ball flew at a speed of 177 km and hit the right fence directly. It was an unfortunate hit that did not become a home run because it hit so well that the ball did not float.
In the game against the Texas Rangers the day before, Ohtani fluttered the wings of revival by going 4 on base with multiple hits and multiple walks. Ohtani, who had been silent with 1 hit in 12 at-bats in the previous 3 games, hit multi-hits for two days in a row and raised his batting average to 30.1 for the season.
The team also escaped from two consecutive losses and conquered the 20-win height of the season.