Shohei Ohtani blasted his 45th home run of the season on Tuesday night, and it was (appropriately) a 445-foot shot.
The Los Angeles Angels’ two-way star obliterated a pitch from Houston Astros pitcher Cristian Javier, and sent it well beyond the right field wall with an exit velocity of 116.1 mph.
445ft for #45! pic.twitter.com/xhbfoASVjI
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) September 22, 2021
Ohtani’s 45th homerun with all the sound!
That loud with an exit velo of 116.1 mph 🔥 pic.twitter.com/zvZqD0KWc3
— 大谷翔平 👅 Ohtani Shohei ❶❼ (@shoheisaveus) September 22, 2021
At 45 homers, Ohtani trails only Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Salvador Pérez, who each have 46.
And along with the incredible hitting, he also has a terrific 3.28 ERA in 123 1/3 innings pitched. It’s been an absolutely unbelievable season for Ohtani.