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Dodgers’ Shohei Ohtani Gets Revenge on Paul Skenes With Massive Home Run

Pirates right-handed pitcher Paul Skenes made quick work of the Dodgers in the first inning of Wednesday’s game.

He retired Mookie Betts and Shohei Ohtani on swinging strikeouts, before getting Freddie Freeman on a flyout.

The Ohtani at-bat was especially noteworthy, as he threw three pitches to Ohtani, which were all swung on and missed.

It didn’t take long for Ohtani to get his revenge, though.

In his second at-bat in the top of the third inning, Ohtani worked a full count and then demolished a 3-2 pitch to center field. Ohtani hit it 105.6 mph off the bat and it went 415 feet to dead center field for his 15th home run of the season.

Here’s a video of the home run:

The Pirates still lead 7-2, but Ohtani and Skenes came together for a very exciting moment for the baseball world.

Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


  1. This organization cares nothing about winning championships. The only reason they signed Ohtani and Yamamoto is to sell tickets and merchandise to gullible fans, and rake in billions in television revenue. Their batting lineup 5-9 is a complete joke. Roberts keeps putting Taylor in, and the guy could not hit water if he fell out of a boat. There is not a single player on this team with any kind of toughness to them. The same story year after year. A total disgrace!

    1. They do seem to lacking any kind of fire in their guts and killer attitude. AF is overrated and Roberts is a front office yes man. Perhaps a change is needed at the very top.

    2. 100% Harold. This article is proof. Lose a game 10 – 6, yet the hype is an Ohtani 2 run HR. They have been borderline atrocious for over 2 weeks except against the Mets. Awful baseball. And Roberts is clueless how to proceed, so they’ll just wallow in a funk until magic happens. If he can’t fix it in 162 games, or stretches within, how in the world can he address it in a best of 5 or 7? Right, he can’t, so more early exits are in store for us with him as manager. Pathetic and frustrating.

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