Commentary from a local broadcaster Mark Gubicza “It’s really fun to watch”
■ Royals 6-2 Angels (21st Japan time, Anaheim)
Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani hit second base infield hits in the second at-bat against the Royals at his home base on the 20th (21st Japan time). This is the first hit in 16 at-bats in 4 games. Mark Gubicza, a commentator on the Angels’ local broadcaster Barry Sports West, praised “The stride is light. His skill set is really fun to watch.”
Otani, who started in the “No. 3 Designated Hitter” on that day with no hits in three games, walked the first at bat for the first time. He took the infield hit by hitting the second base in the second at-bat, which was greeted by two deaths in the third inning of 1-2.
Patrick O’Neal, who is in the same station, was excited, saying, “It’s 30.3 feet per second.” The fastest average sprint speed of the season is Bobby Witt Jr. of the Royals at 30.4 feet. Otani’s rapid infield hits show that he is one of the fastest in the ball world.
(Full-Count editorial department)