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Shohei Ohtani did unspeakable things to Andrew Kittredge’s offering on Friday night.
Ohtani’s 24th big fly of the season was nothing short of gargantuan, as it traveled 453 feet deep into the
night domed enclosure of delightful Tropicana Field with an exit velocity of 116.1 miles per hour. This was the second furthest he has hit a baseball this season, as well as the second hardest. If you don’t believe pitchers can hit, have you ever heard of Chicks Dig The Long Ball?
Even with this colossal blast, the Angels still lost on the road to the Rays on Friday night, 4-3.
Shohei Ohtani’s latest home run off Andrew Kittredge still hasn’t landed yet
Whatever the Tampa Bay battery decided needed to be thrown to the Angels’ starting pitcher/designated hitter was a bad choice. Every pitcher has given up an embarrassing home run before, but this one could have busted its way out of The Trop, it was hit that hard. As the old adage goes, good things happen when you hit the ball hard. Too bad it was only a solo shot…
With their latest defeat, the Halos have dropped four games in a row and are only 3-7 in their last 10 ballgames. They find themselves in fourth place in the AL West standings at 36-39 and are 11 games back of the first-place Houston Astros who just don’t lose games anymore. While the Angels are once again not going anywhere of note this season, Ohtani’s baseball sure went places.
Ohtani is transforming the narrative pitchers can’t hit better than anyone in the last 100 years.