Stats show how impressive Shohei Ohtani’s Home Run Derby round was
By Evan Desai
Shohei Ohtani represented the LA Angels in the Home Run Derby Monday night, and clubbed 28 home runs.
He may not have advanced to the next round, but took Juan Soto to three rounds, forcing a three-swing swing-off to advance.
It was a tremendous round, but it wasn’t just that it was that competitive, or that he hit 28 jacks out of the park. It was that Ohtani made major history in his Home Run Derby outing.
LA Angels’ superstar DH Shohei Ohtani put on a ‘Sho’ with crazy deep moonshots.
All Shohei Ohtani did on Monday was represent the LA Angels by making history yet again.
Six 500-footers is as nuts as it gets. Nobody’s ever been recorded to have done the same.
Ohtani is responsible for what is likely the hardest-hit ball in baseball history by a left-handed hitter. On Monday night, he showcased his superhuman strength yet again on national television.
Ohtani struggled to start the Derby. He took a break after not getting off to the hottest start to talk to his buddy Mike Trout. He went on a tear ever since, making a miraculous comeback to send it to an extra round with Soto.
Ohtani gave it everything he had. He didn’t need to be here, especially considering he’s going to be starting on the mound tomorrow as well as starting in the batting lineup at the leadoff spot. Like the trooper he is, however, his resiliency was special.
Once again, Ohtani is doing things no pitcher has ever done, even when he’s not even pitching.
Ohtani never fails to amaze Angels fans. Tonight was great for our favorite ballclub, win or lose.
Ohtani proved that he can hit the baseball harder than anybody, and no N.L. pitcher is going to want to face him in Tuesday’s All-Star Game.