Shohei Ohtani went 2 for 3 with a homer in his first appearance against fellow countryman Yusei Kikuchi. Both products of Hanamaki Higashi High School, this was the first MLB match-up between Japanese-born players since 2009. Ohtani’s homer was the last of three consecutive by the Angels, including blasts by Tommy La Stella and Mike Trout; he did it while rocking exclusive Asics’ cleats, batting gloves and guards. While last season he wore a solid red pair, Shohei has been wearing a black to red gradient pair of cleats this season.
Shohei Ohtani Homers off of Yusei Kikuchi in Exclusive Asics
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Honestly I haven't popped up in my chair for much this year. 2020 has been a little slow, to say the least. The fastball on Deivi Garcia, however, got me feelin' all kinds of things. A little shock and awe. A little nostalgia about Johnny Cueto, Pedro, maybe a sprinkle of Lincecum... dominant things of that na... Read more
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21-year old Ronald Acuña stole 2nd base off Seth Lugo/Wilson Ramos in the 8th inning of a 14-inning victory in Queens, becoming the second youngest ever to reach the 30-30 milestone (Mike Trout was 20 when he went 30/49). Earlier in the season, Acuña hit his 30th bomb with a Louisville Slugger C416 maple bat. ... Read more
Bo Bichette has been in the Big Leagues for less than 2 weeks and has already set several records. Perhaps the most impressive, Bichette stands alone in MLB history, having doubled in his 9th consecutive game. Bichette set the record by clubbing a 97 MPH high cheese offering from Chad Green of the Yankees, sending... Read more
Didi Gregorius went 8 for 10 with 10 RBI in the final two games of one of the most exciting regular season series in recent memory, Yankees @ Twins. Didi swung his standard, a Louisville Slugger M110 Maple bat, and starred as the Yanks clawed back from an early 8-2 deficit to defeat the Twins 14-12 in 10 innings. ... Read more
Cody Bellinger yanked the HR lead back from Christian Yelich with two towering home runs (#32 and #33) versus the Phillies. Bellinger hit the first off a Zach Eflin breaking ball that stayed up, and another no-doubter off of Edubray Ramos, on a very similar pitch. Bellinger swung his favorite model, the Louisville... Read more