Anaheim, California-Shohei Ohtani threw a 101 mph baseball at the top of the first inning, and then threw the baseball at 115 mph after halftime, which opened up the two-way sensation for the Los Angeles Angels A historic Sunday night.
For the first time in his career, Ohtani pitched and hit in the same game. He retired three of the first four Chicago White Sox batsmen he faced in the first half of the first inning, hitting triple digits. Three pitching points, including a 101-hour fastball for Adam Eaton, followed by a dirty muddy splitter, recorded strikeouts.
In the second half, Otani opened the first pitch he saw from White Sox right hand Dylan Cease-a fastball with a chest height of 97 mph-and drove 451
Ohtani’s pitch to Eaton (official speed of 100.6 mph) was the fastest pitch thrown by all starting pitchers this season, and his home run (exit speed of 115.2 mph) was the worst hit by any player this season. hit.
Ohtani underwent Tommy John surgery after his rookie season. Since his first major league game in 2018, his pitching has only accumulated 53 1/3 innings. But Angels manager Joe Maddon promised him in 2021 as a two-player player and removed many of the previously set restrictions, which prevented him from entering the lineup the day before, the day after, and the day the game started.
On Sunday, he became the first pitcher to rank second in the game since Jack Dunleavy in 1903.