Riley Greene has not been swinging the bat as well as he would like to as of late but that did not matter on Sunday as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Los Angeles Angels in front of a large crowd at Comerica Park.
In fact, Greene did not waste any time whatsoever to get started as he blasted the first pitch Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani threw in the game for a 448-foot home run.
The home run, which you can see by clicking here, was the longest given up by Ohtani since he came to Major League Baseball.
Riley Greene not impressed with home run off Shohei Ohtani
Following the game, Riley Greene spoke to reporters and he said his home run off Shohei Ohtani was just another home run.
“It's just another home run,” Greene said. “He's one of the best to do it. He can pitch and he can swing it. It's very, very impressive what he can do. All the respect to that guy because it's a hard thing to do.”
“It's nice to get in early and get the lead, especially against a really good pitcher,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “I thought our at-bats today were arguably as good as they've been in a lot of series. It was nice to see us not chase, and mix in a couple walks.”
“He's really good,” Hinch said. “He can do a lot of different things with the ball, which is what his unique traits are. I think he wasn't feeling well. You could see, whether it was heat or whatever was going on with him, he was taking a long time in between pitches.”
“We made him work,” Hinch said. “He wasn't as effective as he could have been because we didn't chase. Credit to our hitters.”