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Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani was dealing some serious heat against the San Diego Padres and Fernando Tatis Jr.
Remember when Los Angeles Angels fans were worried about Shohei Ohtani following his Tommy John Surgery? Well, those days are long gone, as the righty is back to full health and continues to dazzle both at the plate and on the bump.
This weekend, Ohtani really stole the show against the San Diego Padres in some spring training action. How so? Well, Ohtani danced with superstar slugger Fernando Tatis Jr. and delivered a pitch that hit triple digits.
Shohei Ohtani’s fastball hitting 101 MPH against Fernando Tatis Jr. is amazing
Talk about delivering the ball with some serious mustard. Seriously, blink and you’ll miss Ohtani’s delivery to Tatis Jr. Perhaps even more impressive, Tatis Jr. was able to foul the ball off rather than whiff at it like 99.9 percent of baseball players out there would have.
For Ohtani, he’s hoping to have a huge campaign for the Angels, a team that’s hoping to make some noise in the AL West as well this spring and summer. For years now, LA has watched the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics dominate the division. The hope is that they can compete for a division title soon, especially with Mike Trout in the prime of his career.
Combine that with a fully health Ohtani, and the pieces certainly are there for the Angels to instill plenty of fear in opposing clubs from start to finish in 2021. If Ohtani is consistently throwing over 100 MPH on his pitches too, it’s only going to spell disaster not only for teams that LA faces in the AL West, but the rest of the majors as a whole as well.