Ohtani’s powerful home run stunned the U.S. and Japanese media.

LA Dodgers Shohei Ohtani’s powerful home run stunned the U.S. and Japanese media.

Ohtani went 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBIs, two walks, one stolen base, and three runs scored while starting at No. 2 in the lineup against the Texas Rangers in the 2024 Major League Baseball World Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Wednesday.

Ohtani drew a leadoff walk in the first inning. He faced Texas starter Dan Dunning on a full count and settled for a six-pitch, 85.3 mph changeup that was just below the strike zone.

In his second at-bat of the third inning, with his team leading 3-1, he drew a walk with the bases loaded. In a one-strike, three-pitch at-bat, he took a cutter just below the strike zone. 토토사이트 In the fourth inning, when the Dodgers scored three more runs, he struck out swinging.

Ohtani’s cannon exploded in his fourth at-bat. With the bases loaded and the Dodgers leading 7-1 in the sixth inning, Ohtani took a 92.2 mph (148.3 km/h) four-seam fastball from Texas third baseman Grant Anderson for a two-run homer over the center field wall. The ball traveled 114.2 miles per hour (183.7 kilometers per hour). The ball traveled 433 feet (131.9 meters).

Japanese media outlet The Digest wrote,

“The tremors of the devastating blast never stop. Ohtani’s two-run homer in the sixth inning against Texas, his 16th of the season, contributed to the big win.”

“He absolutely destroyed (the ball),” said FOX Sports analyst Ben Barlander.

In the seventh inning, Ohtani led off with a walk. With the bases loaded and one out, Ohtani saw a four-seam, low-and-in slider from Texas’ fourth pitcher, Jesús Tinoco, hit the front of his left foot.

The Dodgers went on to win 15-2. 사설 토토사이트 They hit five home runs. In the sixth inning alone, Ohtani, Freddie Freeman, Teoscar Hernandez, and Jason Heyward hit four. Ohtani’s homer, his fifth in five games, raised his season batting average to 3-1/2, up from 3-1.

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