Shohei Ohtani throws 100 mph fastball and hits homer with 115 mph exit velocity — in the identical inning
Triple digits. Triple freaking digits.
On their very own, a 100 mph fastball is particular, however not stunning, and a ball hit with an exit velocity above 100 is nice, however not tremendous particular. However for a similar man to do this in the identical inning, as a pitcher and a hitter? That’s unprecedented.
That’s Shohei Ohtani.
Ohtani hit triple digits thrice within the high of the primary inning as a pitcher. He hit 100.6 mph in opposition to Adam Eaton and then touched 100.1 and 100.5 in opposition to Jose Abreu.
Then, batting as a pitcher for the primary time in his profession, he crushed the primary pitch he noticed from Dylan Stop method over the fence in right-center. The exit velocity on that house run?
Oh, simply 115.2 mph. Unbelievable.
Go forward, watch it once more. And once more. The sound that ball made was fairly superb, too.
Oh, and for Ohtani the pitcher, the triple-digit warmth is not the one factor that makes him robust to hit.
Filthy. Here is hoping Ohtani stays wholesome this yr.