AL MVP lock Shohei Ohtani keeps boosting his incredible numbers, and keeps making jaws drop.
The Los Angeles Angels’ two-way superstar obliterated a pitch from New York Yankees left-hander Andrew Heaney on Monday night for home run No. 42 on the season. And it was a very important homer, giving the Halos a 6-5 lead.
Check out the ridiculous blast:
There are two things that are guaranteed in life: Shohei homers and… that’s it, it’s just Shohei homers. pic.twitter.com/OddhX8J8ro
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) August 31, 2021
42 for Shohei Ohtani. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/G26Zsk4Yka
— MLB (@MLB) August 31, 2021
Now that’s light-tower power.
The 111.8 mph homer is the 22nd blast Ohtani has hit with an exit velocity of at least 110 mph this season. He hits a lot of dingers, and they’re rarely cheapies.
22 of Shohei Ohtani's 42 homers have been hit 110+ MPH. 😳 pic.twitter.com/dHt6I9eYwS
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 31, 2021
Ohtani leads the majors with 42 homers, four ahead of anybody else (Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Salvador Pérez have 38). And he has a 3.00 ERA in 105 innings pitched. It’s mind-blowing what he’s doing this season.