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 sweet, 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 3 times within the prime of the primary inning as a pitcher. He hit 100.6 mph towards Adam Eaton and then touched 100.1 and 100.5 towards Jose Abreu.
Then, batting as a pitcher for the primary time in his profession, he crushed the primary pitch he noticed from Dylan Stop approach 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 wonderful, 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 12 months.