Shohei Ohtani had his first hit and had his first stolen base as a Dodgers player – La Opinion

Shohei Ohtani had his first hit and had his first stolen base as a Dodgers player – La Opinion



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Japanese Shohei Ohtani finally had his long-awaited debut defending the colors of the Los Angeles Dodgers in a match where he had to face the San Diego Padres in a series of matches that are taking place in Seoul, South Korea, which are the first valid for the regular season of the Major Leagues and the season of the year 2024.

As part of the first game of the opening day of the 2024 season between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padresthe Japanese hit his first hit through a powerful line drive into the hands of right field guarded by Dominican Fernando Tatis Júnior.

The victory would be for the Los Angeles Dodgers with score of 5 runs to 2 against the San Diego Padres.

The Japanese’s hit had an impressive exit velocity of a total of 119 miles and that is why once he made contact with the stadium’s grass, you could see how he got up and the Dominican outfielder had to be quite careful and use his defensive skills to be able to hold him back without problems and alarms.

Ohtani’s wife was present at the game

The broadcast cameras were able to focus on the Japanese man’s wife who was witnessing the meeting. from the stands, who had a beautiful and unique reaction when seeing her husband’s first hit wearing the colors of his new team; This was the first time she made a public appearance in a state since she married Ohtani.

Ohtani’s show did not end

The Japanese did not finish doing his thing in his debut with the Dodgers uniform since he would add a little more by stealing second base, but unfortunately he could not score.

The debut of the Japanese player represents a before and after for the organization of the Dodgers who increased ticket prices for the Los Angeles team’s games since with the presence of the so-called ‘ShoTime’, marketing has increased noticeably.

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