The electronic panels covering the façade of Minute Maid Park’s suite level displayed the velocity of the called strike in miles per hour: 101.
Three pitches later, Shohei Ohtani unleashed another four-seam fastball on the outer part of the plate to Josh Reddick of the Houston Astros, this one fouled off.
The panels flashed 101 again. The pitch was the 87th delivered by Ohtani on Tuesday night.
The Angels rookie right-hander was not only throwing harder than he was in earlier innings, he was also throwing harder than he was in any previous game this season. Over the uneven 51/3 innings he pitched in an 8-7 victory over the Astros, Ohtani released six pitches...