Ohtani, are you human? 3-run home run against Australia… Speed 182km · Distance 120m
It’s just a monster itself. Shohei Ohtani (Japan), who “ripped out of a cartoon,” hit a massive home run in the game against Australia.
On the 12th, Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) Group B match against Australia held at Tokyo Dome, Japan. Japan faced Australia with three victories ahead and advance to the quarterfinals already confirmed.
Australia’s starting pitcher is left-hander Will Sheriff. He is a player who fought hard in the Korean game as a middle pitcher. 윈 토토
However, Sheriff struggled from the start against Japanese batters. He gave up a walk to leadoff hitter Lars Nutba and allowed a single to hitter Kensuke Kondo at number two. Ohtani, who faced Sheriff on the 1st and 2nd bases, did not miss the breakaway ball in the middle of the 2nd pitch.
The ball, which caught on Ohtani’s swing trajectory, went over the right wall of Tokyo Dome and hit the stand. According to MLB.com, it is a super-large 3-run home run with a batting speed of 182 km and a distance of 120 m. The super-large cannon exploded while being perfectly tripped by Ohtani’s incredible bat swing speed.
It is also Ohtani’s first home run in the WBC. Ohtani, who is participating as both pitcher and hitter in this tournament, is doing his best by adding hits and RBIs in every game. Here, he even hit a home run against Australia. Will he ever have a slump? Japan took an early 3-0 lead.