Anything you can do! Shohei Ohtani watches LA Angels teammate Mike Trout hit a 476ft home run against the White Sox… before stepping up and beating it with a 478ft blast of his own!
- Mike Trout stepped up to the plate with a runner on first in the top of the first
- Two-way star Shohei Ohtani’s rocket is third biggest in MLB so far this season
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The LA Angels’ stars were outdoing each other on Wednesday afternoon after Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani both blasted mammoth home runs against the Chicago White Sox.
The Angels were in Chicago Wednesday on a getaway day before heading to Houston to take on the Astros Thursday.
Trout stepped up to the plate first with a runner on first in the top of the first inning and was pitched a 82-mph breaking ball by White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn.
It was served right over the heart of the plate and the ten-time All-Star rocketed it a massive 476 feet into the stands.
The blast vaulted him up the standings into third for MLB’s biggest home run hits this season, according to Baseball Savant – but not for long.
LA Angels star Mike Trout rocketed it a massive 476 feet into the stands Wednesday
No to be left out, teammate Ohtani stepped up and pipped Trout with a blast of 478 feet
No to be left out, teammate Ohtani stepped up with not one, but two rockets of his own.
The Japanese two-way star launched two home runs out of Guaranteed Rate Field Wednesday with the second eclipsing Trout.
Ohtani made it back-to-back days with homers with his first but it was his second that dazzled the most, pipping Trout’s by two feet.
He launched the blast a huge 478 feet, seeing him snatch third place in terms of distance from Trout for the season.
The pair chose the perfect time to deliver as online voting for for starters in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game at Seattle on July 11 began Wednesday.
The Japanese two-star celebrated his rocket with his Angels teammates in the dugout
An individual may cast up to five votes per 24-hour period through noon EDT on June 22 on MLB.com, the 30 team websites, the MLB App and the MLB Ballpark App.
The top two players in each league at each position other than outfield plus the top six outfielders in each league will be announced on June 22 starting at 6 p.m. EDT on the MLB Network. The top overall vote-getter in each league will start in the All-Star Game and bypass the second round of balloting.
The second phase of voting, which does not carry over from the first round, runs from noon EDT on June 26 through noon EDT on June 29. An individual can vote once per 24-hour period.
Remaining starters will be announced on June 29 beginning at 7 pm EDT on ESPN. Pitchers and reserves will be announced on July 2 starting at 5.30 pm EDT on ESPN.
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