Ohtani’s three-game home run streak continues, but how many will he hit this season?
Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels of America’s Major League Baseball is on fire. He’s been perfect as a pitcher, but he’s been even more fantastic at the plate. He’s up to 39 home runs for the season. He’s on pace to break the American League record of 62 home runs set by Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) last season.스포츠토토
Ohtani started in the No. 2 spot in the lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sept. 29 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After starting the first game of the doubleheader against Toronto a day earlier and earning his first career complete game victory, Ohtani once again showed why he’s one of the game’s top stars with a back-to-back home run in the second game of the doubleheader.
Ohtani had a multi-hit game, including a leadoff solo shot. With the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the first inning, Ohtani hit a leadoff solo home run off Toronto starter Gausman. He lined a fastball up the middle and pulled it over the fence for a 121-meter home run.
It was his 39th home run of the season and third in as many at-bats. He had homered in his last two at-bats the day before.
After striking out Gaussman in his second at-bat of the third inning, Ohtani got his revenge in his third at-bat of the sixth. With the score 1-2 and the bases loaded in the sixth, he drove a changeup from Gaussman to left field.
Ohtani was retired on an infield grounder in the eighth, his home run overshadowed by the team’s 4-1 loss. Despite Ohtani’s performance, the Angels were unable to extend their winning streak to five games.
The Angels had played 104 games by this point. There are 58 games left in the season. Mathematically, he’s on pace for 60.75 home runs. However, as we’ve seen with his three-game homer streak, Ohtani is well within striking distance of reaching the 60-homer plateau. The American League single-season home run record is 62, set by Judge last year. It’s not an impossible goal for Ohtani. As a pitcher and hitter, it”ll be important for him to maintain his fitness in the second half of the season. He”ll also have to watch out for injuries. Ohtani surprised many when he grabbed his lower back after hitting a leadoff home run the day before, but it wasn”t a major injury. He was pinch-hitting in the last at-bat of the ninth inning with a leg problem.