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#pounditMonday, March 8, 2021

Look: Shohei Ohtani left a mark on Coors Field with batting practice home run

Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani cranked a home run so hard and so far at Coors Field this week that he left a mark on the stadium — literally.

The Japanese two-way star has proven to be as much of a power hitter as he is a power pitcher — which is saying a lot for a guy who can throw 100 mph. During batting practice for the Los Angeles Angels’ series against the Colorado Rockies this week, Ohtani was sending balls into the upper deck. Here’s video:

On Wednesday, Rockies reporter Jake Shapiro tracked down one of the balls from Ohtani that had left a mark on the stadium:

The Rockies were lucky to avoid Ohtani for the most part during the series. He did not pitch, and because the Angels were in a National League park, the DH was not available. Ohtani made two pinch-hit appearances during the series and went 1-for-2.

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