Sometimes, this sport takes your breath away.
Here’s Shohei Ohtani’s first #dinger of 2019. pic.twitter.com/B4DiJRPGHy— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 14, 2019
Shohei Ohtani took a 3-1 pitch from Jose Berrios and deposited it high and deep into left-center. For someone who went the other way, the ball kept carrying and carrying.
Shohei Ohtani’s home run swing. A thing of beauty. pic.twitter.com/JCRoU7s50l— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 14, 2019
The beat writers tried to warn us in batting practice:
Shohei Ohtani did it again. pic.twitter.com/E9JJBCJAgs— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 13, 2019
After returning from the Injured List, Ohtani struggled last week, although he did hit a couple balls with authority in the Orioles series. Now, the monkey is off his back, and he can focus on replicating that long ball.
In other news, Kole Calhoun hit the most beautiful bunt in the world. I think I cried.
Oh look! A bunt for a hit against the shift.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 14, 2019
Kole Calhoun had a whopping 35.3 mph exit velo on this. pic.twitter.com/DE2sqagdnc