The superlatives we can use to describe Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani continue to multiply. He’s already done stuff this season that MLB hasn’t seen in a century, and on Tuesday night he once again showed he’s in a class all by himself.
Dealing off the mound to Josh Reddick, Ohtani hit 100.6 miles per hour on the radar gun, marking the fastest pitch thrown by a starting pitcher so far this year.
Shohei Ohtani got a swing-and-miss from Josh Reddick on a 100.6 mph fastball. That's the fastest pitch thrown by any starting pitcher in MLB this season. It's the fastest swing-and-miss pitch by a starting pitcher since June of 2016. #Angels
— David Adler (@_dadler) April 25, 2018
Then, after that pitch, he absolutely wrecked Reddick with a filthy off-speed pitch.
Shohei Ohtani, Legendary Two Pitch K Sequence (101 mph Fastball and 91 mph Spitter). 😳👑 pic.twitter.com/weg2ZuSF9X
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 25, 2018
What’s even crazier about hitting nearly 101 is that he was pitching from the stretch. Ohtani is simply unreal. This guy was worth every penny the Angels paid him, and we cannot wait to see what he does for an encore.