Shohei Ohtanik fired a 100 mph fast ball and hit the homer at 115 mph in the same inning
Triple numbers. Triple freak numbers.
By itself, a fast ball of 100 mph is unique, but not touching, and is a good ball with an exit speed of over 100, but not very special. But did the same guy do the same game, as a pitcher and a player? That is unprecedented.
That’s Shohei Ohtani.
Ohtan played three times three times in triple figures as a pitcher at the top of the first inning. He hit 100.6 mph against Adam Eaton and then hit 100.1 and 100.5 against Jose Abreu.
Then, as he pitched for the first time in his career as a pitcher, he saw from Dylan Cease the first pitch he crushed over the right center fence. Exit speed in that home race?
Oh, 115.2 mph. Incredible.
Go ahead, watch again. And again. The sound the ball made was also pretty amazing.
Oh, and for Ohtani’s pitcher, the heat of the triple digit isn’t the only thing he has to hit.
Dirty. Here’s to hoping Ohtanik stays healthy this year.