Mets had funny message for Shohei Ohtani on scoreboard
The scoreboard operator at Citi Field had a funny message for Shohei Ohtani on Saturday night.
In the first inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-3 win over the New York Mets, Ohtani nearly smacked an 88 mph sinker from Mets starter Carlos Carrasco into the right field foul pole. The ball just barely hooked foul and ended up breaking a part of an LED screen.
Shohei Ohtani knocked out a bulb in the scoreboard on a long foul ball.
Ohtani later doubled to right-center. pic.twitter.com/0kQmIDA4gD
— SNY (@SNYtv) August 26, 2023
The people operating the Citi Field scoreboard had some fun with Ohtani afterwards.
“We’re sending you the bill for that, Shohei,” the Mets scoreboard said after Ohtani broke the light.
Shohei Ohtani broke some lights at Citi Field with a line drive and Uncle Steve is gonna make sure to get his money 😭
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) August 27, 2023
That’s a good sense of humor.
Though Ohtani narrowly missed what would have been his 45th home run of the season on that swing, the Angels superstar still managed to connect on a line drive to the right center field gap for a double and eventually scored the first run of the game.
Ohtani tallied a double, triple, and 2 walks to help lead the Angels the win. That’s not too bad for a guy with an arm injury.