If you’re going to bring your glove to the ballpark, make sure you put it to good use when the time comes. One lucky Angels fan put his defensive skills on display when two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani launched a 422-foot home run on Friday.
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It’s unsure whether or not that fan is from the Anaheim area, but if he is, he traveled a long way and was rewarded for his Halos loyalty. The Halos are in game two of a four-game series against the Blue Jays who are playing in their temporary home ballpark in Dunedin, Florida.
Judging by his Angels-Astros Mexico Series t-shirt from 2019, I’d say this fan is no stranger to traveling far and wide to see the Halos.
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The home run for Ohtani marks his third of the season, and gives him four RBI on the night. He just missed a grand slam in his first at-bat and had to settle for a three-run triple. As I’m typing this, the Halos are up 7-0 in the seventh inning, so it’s possible Ohtani continues to add on.
It’s a great start to the season for Ohtani who is slashing (.310/.355/.734) in 28 AB.
Ohtani is still playing as a designated hitter despite dealing with a blister on his throwing hand. The nagging injury will force Ohtani to miss his next start which was scheduled for Sunday.
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Hopefully Ohtani gets back to the mound soon because as we’ve seen early on, he’s got unlimited potential as MLB’s best all-around player.
He’s been a key piece to an Angels offense which has scored at least seven runs in five of their first eight games. If you’re going to watch the Halos in the bleachers this season, you might want to bring a glove.