Shohei Otani is capable of hitting baseball at 460 feet, but does not sleep at his speed.
In the first inning against Reyes on Monday at Angel Stadium, Otani hit a sharp primer in the middle, which deviated from the glove of the short stop Willy Adames. The ball settled in a short central field, and Otani did not hesitate, rounded the first base and slid to the second base with a double.
Its sprint speed of 29.0 feet per second – exactly in line with the season average ̵
On the next pitch, with a shot by Mike Trout, Otani tried for a third, but was thrown by the ray hunter Francisco Mehia. Maybe he was a little wind from his noise.
And as if to remind us of all his strength, in the sixth inning he caught a Tyler Glasnow slider, sending it 427 feet to the center field to place the angels on the board, trailing 5-2. It was his ninth homer of the season, tied for the MLB lead, and left his bat at 110.3 mph. He knew he was gone.