Shohei Ohtani was robbed of a home run. The pitch was clearly a home run based on the distance, but it was caught in the rain.
Ohtani started in the No. 2 spot in the lineup and went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and a hit-by-pitch on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves at Truiste Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is batting .305 on the season.
Ohtani drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the first inning for a 1-0 lead. He was hit by a curveball on a 1-1 pitch from Atlanta starter Charlie Morton. He advanced to third on a wild pitch and a groundout, but was unable to reach home.
Ohtani’s second at-bat in the inning put runners on second and third, but Morton retired him on a wild pitch. In the top of the fourth inning with a 2-0 lead, the second baseman pulled a 95-mph fastball from Morton for a single to right field. It was his fifth straight game with a hit, dating back to the second game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers on May 28, but he was stranded at second base.
Ohtani led off the top of the seventh inning with a 3-1 lead and faced reliever A.J. Minter. He pulled a six-pitch cutter for a single to right, but was thrown out at third base by C.J. Cron.
It was the last at-bat where the home run was stolen. With runners on first and second in the top of the ninth, Ohtani hit a 96-mph three-pitch fastball from right-hander Dashvel Hernandez. It was a big hit, 406 feet (123.8 meters), but it was a fly ball.
There was a hail mary in center field. Michael Harris II leaped and snatched it up at the exact point of impact.온라인카지노
“The ball traveled 406 feet at a speed of 101.2 miles per hour (162.8 kilometers per hour), according to the statcast,” Sports Illustrated (SI) reported. It would have been a home run in 15 of 30 stadiums,” SI reported.
After stealing the home run, Harris II said, “It was fun,” according to Japan’s Sporticianex. It was a three-run shot. I ran for the fence and thought I could catch it. It was just the right height to get up there (on the fence) and catch it. I thought I could catch it,” he laughed.
But he was also impressed with Ohtani’s strong at-bat, saying, “He took a good swing with a lot of power.”