Shohei Ohtani hits the fastest pitch in the major leagues

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Shohei Ohtani (30) hits the fastest pitch in the major leagues this season.

The Dodgers won 4-2 against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday (Aug. 28) at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was their sixth straight win.

The Dodgers, who have been racking up wins at a frightening pace, started with Mookie Betts (second base), Shohei Ohtani (designated hitter), Freddie Freeman (first base), Will Smith (catcher), Teoscar Hernandez (right field), Enrique Hernandez (third base), Andy Fajes (center field), Miguel Rojas (shortstop), and Chris Taylor (left field).

Ohtani went 1-for-5 with a walk and an RBI. In 29 games this season, Ohtani is batting .347 (41-for-118) with seven home runs, 18 RBIs, 24 runs scored, five doubles and a 1.071 OPS. He also hit a 119.2-mile-per-hour (191.8 km/h) home run, the fastest hit in the majors this season.

Betts was 3-for-5 with a home run, one RBI, one run scored and one stolen base. The rest of the lineup also had hits in the lineup. Starter Tyler Glasno earned his fifth win of the season with six innings of two-hit ball, three walks, nine strikeouts and one earned run. The bullpen of Joe Kelly (one scoreless inning), 토토사이트 Ryan Brazier (one scoreless inning), and Evan Phillips (one run, one hit, no walks) also pitched well to preserve the win.

Phillips earned his eighth save of the season.

The Toronto bats were held to three hits. Starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi took the loss, allowing four runs on nine hits with three walks and three strikeouts in six innings. The bullpen of Hennessey Cabrera (⅔ scoreless innings), Yimi Garcia (1 1/3 scoreless innings), Jordan Romano (⅔ scoreless innings), and Nate Pearson (⅓ scoreless innings) pitched scoreless relief, but the damage was done.

The Dodgers jumped out to an early lead in the first inning when Betts led off with a triple and Freeman followed with an RBI sacrifice fly. In the second inning, Enrique Hernandez and Fajes hit back-to-back singles, Rojas was caught on a fly ball to right field, and Taylor and Ohtani followed with back-to-back RBI singles to make it 3-0. In the fourth, a Rojas double, Taylor sacrifice bunt and Betts RBI single put the game out of reach.

Toronto got one back in the bottom of the seventh when leadoff hitter Jansen drew a walk and Schneider followed with an RBI double. In the bottom of the ninth, Schneider reached second on a throwing error by pitcher Phillips and Biggio followed with an RBI single to cut the lead to 4-2, but Isaiah Kainer-Palepa grounded out to center field to end the game.

Ohtani hit a 98.2-mph five-pitch fastball from Kikuchi for an RBI single that clocked in at 119.2 mph.

Fans who witnessed the hit were in awe. “The Dodgers superstar seems to surprise everyone every time he steps up to the plate,” wrote, the official site of Major League Baseball.

Kikuchi, who faced Ohtani head-to-head, said, “Of course, I think I had more adrenaline when I faced him. I threw my best fastball of the year. But the bat speed of his pitches was pretty good, and he hit his best pitches against me. 안전한 파워볼사이트 But I was glad I was able to get him out after that,” said Ohtani.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, “It was unbelievable. Obviously, he had a lot of velocity, but the way he controlled the strike zone is really impressive. He gets pitches in the strike zone, and in that at-bat, he picked a low pitch and was able to hit it hard to the middle of the zone.”

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