‘Does this make sense?’ Ohtani 10G hit 8 home runs, another home run blast today (19th)! Running for first place overall in ML

It’s a performance beyond imagination. Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) hit another home run. His 24th home run this season. He is showing a monstrous rise of 8 home runs in the last 10 games. Ohtani led the American League as well as the entire major league home run category alone.토토사이트

On the 19th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the 2023 MLB away game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 1 hit in 4 at-bats (1 home run), 2 RBI, 1 run acted as Ohtani maintained a batting average of 0.300 for the season. OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) 1.016.

Ohtani took the first plate in the first inning with no runners. Kansas City starter Zack Greinke was 1-6 with a 4.65 ERA this season before this game. Ohtani attacked the second pitch with a ball count of 1-0, but withdrew with a ground ball to second base. Then, in the top of the 3rd inning, with the team trailing 0-1, Ohtani entered the second at-bat. A situation where there are no 2 runners. Against Greinke, the ball count was 2-2, and he missed the bat on the 5th pitch. Strike out on a swing.

Ohtani fired a cannon in the top of the 5th inning with the team trailing 1-2. After Ward, the lead batter, reached base with a double in left center, Ohtani stepped into the plate. Greinke focused on the game with Ohtani after throwing a surprise check ball toward second base once. The first pitch is a ball. The second pitch was also a low ball. 3rd and 4th pitches are fouls. Not wanting to give Ohtani a good pitch, Greinke continued to play his breaking ball on a low course. The 5th ball was completely out of the ball and became a full count. Then, on the 6th pitch, he vigorously kicked up the perfectly controlled curve (112.1km) with a low course toward Ohtani’s body and passed the middle right fence.

The Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals clashed on the 19th (Korean time) at Kauffman Stadium in the United States. Ohtani stares at his home run in the fifth inning.

The Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals clashed on the 19th (Korean time) at Kauffman Stadium in the United States. Shohei Ohtani (right) celebrates with Taylor Ward at home after hitting two run fours in the fifth inning. /AFPBBNews=News1
After hitting, Ohtani began to walk slowly, staring intently at his home run. Ohtani’s 24th home run of the season. 58 RBI. The flying distance is 128.6m. His exit velocity was 188.4 km. The firing angle was 22 degrees. It was a valuable final two-run four that turned the game 3-2. It was the second consecutive home run following the game the previous day. According to MLB.com, the official website of the Major League Baseball, it was a decisive home run that increased the chance of victory by 20.1% to 64.4%.

With this home run, Ohtani showed off his strength by hitting 8 home runs in the last 10 games. 12 home runs in the last 19 games. Ohtani hit 24 home runs in 74 games of the season. After a career high home run (46) in 2021, he is walking towards the 40 home run high in two years. He also widened the gap to Pete Alonso (New York Mets, 22 home runs), who was second in home runs in the major leagues, to two. This was not the end. Even the follow-up Mike Trout completed a back-to-back home run by knocking out a solo gun (Season 15) that went over the left fence.

Ohtani got his fourth at-bat with no runners out in the seventh inning, with the team still leading 4-2. The opposing pitcher is Austin Cox. On the ball count of 1-2, Ohtani only struck out on the 4th pitch miss.

According to Japanese media Full Count, Ohtani said after the game, “I thought it would be okay to hit the base because it was safe for second base, but it ended up being a home run. I think Greinke is a very smart pitcher. I think it’s good to hit one,” he said. It was Ohtani who said, “I will hit the 151st home run tomorrow (19th)” after hitting the 150th home run of his personal career the day before. Full Count reported that he calmly said, “I think it would be nice to accumulate (home runs) one by one.”

The Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals clashed on the 19th (Korean time) at Kauffman Stadium in the United States. Kansas City starter Zack Greinke is fighting back. /AFPBBNews=News1
On the other hand, it was Kansas City that took the lead that day. In the bottom of the second inning, lead hitter Garcia reached base with a double from left-center, and then reached third base on Taylor’s sacrifice bunt. Then, Fermin hit a timely hit on the left and took a 1-0 lead. Both teams traded 1 point each. Trout, the lead hitter, hit a double in the left field, then hit home when Drury hit the right time. Then, in the bottom of the 4th inning, Kansas City followed Garcia’s right-handed hit and stolen base, followed by Taylor’s timely hit. However, in the beginning of the 5th inning, Ohtani’s two-run gun and Trout’s solo shot overturned the game, and in the 9th, lead batter Walsh fired a superior wedge shot. The score was 5-2.

Angels starter Anderson succeeded in achieving his 4th win of the season with 6 hits, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings. On the other hand, Zack Greinke took his 7th loss of the season after 5 innings, 8 hits, 4 strikeouts and 4 runs (4 earned). The Angels recorded 41-33, and Kansas City recorded 19-52.

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