MLB: Who is stopping it? Shohei Ohtani does not give in and already reaches 36 home runs

When the Japanese Shohei ohtani He stands in the batter’s box, you have to drop everything and watch. In the same way that the two-way eastern phenom dropped his bat and watched his 36th home run knocked down to center field Tuesday night.

Although Angels fell to the Rockies, 12-3, at Angel Stadium, Ohtani’s generational talent provided excitement in the uneven defeat. After pitching seven one-run innings, with five strikeouts, in the series opener against Colorado on Monday night, the 27-year-old had plenty of strength to power a lineup that had just eight hits:

The Angels trailed the Rockies by 10 runs in the fifth when Ohtani approached the plate for his third at-bat that consisted of six sliders from the southpaw Austin Gomber. He fell to a 0-2 count quickly and fouled the slider in the lower outside corner to extend the plate’s appearance.

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The next two sliders were balls on the ground and he hit fouls. The sixth and final slider hit it 463 feet into the center field bleachers, with an exit velocity of 110.4 mph. It was the sixth home run this season that Ohtani has hit more than 450 feet, the most in MLB.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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