[MUST SEE] This Japanese pitcher makes his teammate look bad
Young Japanese reliever Taisei Ota put on quite a show Monday night shutting out the Mexicans in the ninth inning, but his presence on the mound was also noticed for something else.
He made teammate Takumi Ohshiro look bad. The latter found himself at receiver for the last inning after several offensive and defensive changes. He was therefore the third receiver to enter the game for Japan.
And poor him, he quickly realized that catching the ball from Taisei Ota is impossible. His shots move so much, it's incomprehensible.
At 23 years old, Taisei Ota is likely to interest several major baseball clubs if it has not already been done.
Ohta fired 97mph fastballs that practically moved like a breaking ball, but in reverse. The batters looked crazy and so did the catcher. See what happened here: