BOSTON – Shohei Ohtani had already hit the ball 109 miles per hour and tossed 81 of his 99 yards to hit, so as he climbed to the plate in the eighth inning probably the biggest game played here, he followed a running ball from Green. The strongest beast dropped his number on the wall.
“He is the best player in the league,” Red Sox founder Rich Hill told reporters after Thursday’s game and Angelo won 8-0 to take the series. “I think it’s one thing everyone can agree on. It is wonderful to see such a person coming. I think everyone should be very grateful for what we are seeing, because it is something we have not seen for 100 years and we will probably never see it again for another 100 years. “
In fact, 29,476 at Fenway on Thursday did not see the home team win. But they saw history. As he dug into the boxers’ box in the first ining, Ohtani became the first start since Babe Ruth in 1919 hit the top four in the lineup here. (Ruth struck fourth, Ohthan third.)
Then Othniel laid the groundwork for Ruth, and she left Ruth. A year after winning the American League MVP award and votes, Ohtani27, has a chance to get better. His frustrating numbers are down, as is everyone else’s, but his command of the hill is the best job in his career. He leads the league in nine innings, with 14.1, and has traveled only five men this year.
Both numbers went well on Thursday, when they favored 11 and never went in seven innings. Only 11 times when the shooter has thrown many strikers here without allowing running or walking. And none of them went 2-for-4 on a plate.
Instead, Ohtani was just the second pitcher to record the Fenway hit since the inception of the newly elected strikers in 1973. (Roger Clemens did the same in ’96 when the Red Sox put DH José Canseco in the left field; give Rocket one point there, as he finished the season is an average of 1,000.)
Asked if this was his best exit in the major leagues, Ohtani refused. “It was better than ever,” he said. (Eight days ago, against the Guardian, he conceded two routes in five routes and went 3-for-5 on a plate.)
“It’s a foreign country,” said manager Joe Maddon. “I hope people understand how strange it is, what you see, and please don’t underestimate it.”
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The Red Sox should appreciate that such talent is unique. Ohtani stunned them, worse than Trevor’s Story, who fired a split to start the tour and then hit four bad points to end it, and in the middle fired at four seamers and a slider. Ohtani made 29 high changes and missed and beat the batsmen in his four games. He went for three counts of two balls and counted one ball. All three came out. Actress Max Stassi said the final one – the fourth hit of the Story – was the most spectacular sight she had ever seen.
“Once we arrived [a 3–0 count], I thought, ‘You guys have not been here all day!’ ”Stassi said, laughing that he had just moved his glove for seven innings. “Then, suddenly, 3–0, down the middle; 3–1, sloping, swaying and missing; 3-2, return to heater. That was incredible. ”
“It’s bad,” Patrick Sandoval said in a statement.
First player Jared Walsh just stared. “He has 100 in his back pocket, it looks like, whenever he wants,” he said. “It explodes. I play behind him, and I feel like, I don’t want the part of the division, the twisting ball, the 100km ball an hour. It’s unbelievable.” When Ohtani threw a 100 mph ball with his 68 pitch, Walsh turned to first-timer Nestor Ceja.
“No, there are only 100 [fifth] inning whenever I want, “he said.
Ceja replied: “Amazing father.
“I think everyone walks around like, ‘How can one person have so much talent?'” Walsh said. “And he goes and strikes a -foot single. “
That was the eighth rocket that flew at 104 mph, climbed on the fourth Angel race and eliminated Ohtani’s number. 17 from the wall. That was good. He didn’t need it no more. His work was done.
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