Shohei Ohtani spent an unforgettable night in the first pitching match of the 2021 season. Although it ended with a lucky race and scored many running points, there is no doubt that, especially in the early stages of the race, the start brings all the electricity the fans hope, because this two-way star is on the mound. On and on the plate.
Obviously, we were in a historic night when the Angels lineup appeared, which confirmed that manager Joe Madden had been hinting all week: Otani ranked second in his first pitching game this year. Since Jack Dunleavy in 1903, he became the first player to rank both in pitcher and second place. Is he the only player to do this since at least 1
1- In this game, Ohtani crashed into a home run at 101 mph and traveled 451 feet at 1015.2 mph. Any one of these numbers is worth noting for the players in the game. But for the same player, identical game? Unheard of.Indeed, this is only the 40th game in the Statcast era, and from there came 115 mph hits and 100 mph pitches. any The players of the team. According to research by Jason Bernard, MLB.com R&D Manager, Ohtani became the first player to play with a 110 mph racket and 100 mph bumps in the same game tracked by Statcast (since 2015). If we reduce the minimum exit speed to 105 mph, there are 9 cases: Noah Syndergaard (eight times) and Aroldis Chapman.
2- Before Otani on Sunday, only one pitcher threw or even hit a 100 mph home run in the same game at 100 mph: Syndergaard, May 27, 2015, May 11, 2016 Day (two home runs at 100 mph), and August 16, 2016.
3- Ohtani made 9 shots at a speed of 100+ mph, which was the second angel to start in the pitch tracking era (since 2008), second only to Ervin Santana’s 10. On June 25, 2008, he made 16 goals at a rate of 100+. In his career. At the start of the 2008 season, Santana was the only other angel pitcher in the range to reach 100 mph with a starting speed of 100 mph.
4- He reached the highest speed of 101.1 mph and tied the fastest speed of his career. This is also the fastest pitching speed of a starter this season. When you consider Ohtani’s 115.2 mph home run to be the worst-hit long ball so far in 2021, it will be an even more impressive pitch speed reading. Of course, we only have four days into the season, but we have seen many aces and many home runs.
5- Given that Ohtani produced a speed of 101.1 mph and a home run of 115.2 mph at the same time in the same game, leading all competitors in each category of the game, this is the 11th instance in which the same pitcher is throwing Bernard said that since Statcast started tracking in 2015, this game has always been the same game. The last pitcher was Syndergaard on May 29, 2019, with a speed of 108.4 mph and 100.4 mph.
6- Not only was Ohtani’s home run the fastest of the year, it was also the heaviest hit by a pitcher tracked by Statcast, surpassing Madison Bumgarner’s 112.5 mph home run in 2017. . Angel players tracked by Statcast.
7- The meaning of Statcast is obvious, but it is worth noting that the history here can be traced back to 15 years ago. Since the last day of the 1972 season-Roric Harrison-and the last regular season, there was no designated batter in the Junior Tour. After Otani became a home run, Otani became the first match. The American League starting pitcher for the AL team. Since at least 1901, he has also become the first starting pitcher, ranking first or second in home runs in the game.