It’s Shohei Ohtani’s year.
The Los Angeles Angels two-way phenomenon continued its campaign to become MLB’s face on Friday with its MLB-best 33rd homer of the year. He now leads the big ones with as many as five home runs.
But this was not just a home run. It was the kind of knock that generated a wave of involuntary “oohs” and “aahs” from a T-Mobile Park spectator and caused English TV broadcaster Matt Vasgersian to start foaming at the mouth (“A ball and two strikes to Ohtani … Oh, have you! GOT IT! GET IT “).
Just look at this violence:
This is how the Angels bench reacted (keep an eye on Justin Upton).
The Statcast numbers, for people interested in it, are a 1
You just have to see where the ball landed. In the fourth deck. Next to a group of three people who could not believe what happened even though it happened.
Consider this a form of viral marketing for the upcoming Home Run Derby, which will be played at Coors Field without humidor. Those who attend may want to consider wearing hard hats.
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