Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani was released from the curse of 40 home runs, which he was sick of by operating a cannon in 10 days.
On the 14th메이저놀이터 (hereafter Korean time), Ohtani participated as the designated hitter twice in an away game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA, and recorded 1 hit, 1 RBI, 1 run, 1 walk and 1 base in 3 at-bats, including a home run. did.
Thanks to Ohtani’s home run and starter Chase Silces’ good pitching, the Angels won a difficult 2-1 victory, ending their two-game losing streak and recording 59-60. It is still 4th in the AL West and 7th in the wild card. The ride against Toronto Blue Jays, third place in the wild card, is still 6.5 games. Toronto won 11-4 against the Chicago Cubs thanks to good pitching by starter Ryu Hyun-jin.
Ohtani hit a home run after two deaths in the top of the 6th inning with a 1-0 lead. When the 81.4 mile slider on the second pitch of Houston’s left-hander Marker Machine Ski flew into the high course in the middle, it hit it straight and flew over the middle fence. I just watched as Houston center fielder Chas McCormick chased a ball and fell after hitting a structure at the top of Minute Maid Park.
The 41st home run of the season with a launch angle of 28 degrees, exit speed of 110.2 miles, and distance of 448 feet (137 m), a large cannon that exploded in 37 at-bats on the 10th, 9 games, after a solo home run in the bottom of the 8th inning in a home game against the Seattle Mariners on the 4th. all.
After Ohtani hit the 40th cannon of the season against Seattle, he failed to operate the cannon for 8 consecutive games until the previous day against Houston. He is the longest run he has not hit a home run this season. In the meantime, Atlanta Braves left-handed hitter Matt Olson surpassed Ohtani with explosive power and led the league in home runs.
Olsen caught up with Ohtani by hitting his 40th home run of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 11th, and hit his 41st and 42nd home run of the season in a row in the first game of the doubleheader against the New York Mets on the 13th, running away by two. In the second half, Ohtani hit 8 home runs and Olsen hit 13 until the day before. Atlanta has a game ahead of the Mets today.
However, Ohtani widened the gap with Lewis Robert Jr. of the Chicago White Sox, second in the AL home run category, to 10. Ohtani retired with a ground ball to second baseman in the first at-bat in the first inning and a strikeout on a swing in the third inning, hitting a home run in the sixth inning and walking as the lead batter in the ninth inning. Then, after successfully stealing second base when Brandon Drury struck out, he ran to third base due to a throwing error by opposing catcher Martin Maldonado, but could not reach home due to a misfired follow-up. Stealing 17th base of the season.In the second half of the season, Silces, who was in the best condition among the Angels starting pitchers, blocked 4 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 5 innings, earning his 4th win of the season. He recorded 3 wins and an average ERA of 1.59 in 4 games in the second half.The Angels scored the first run in the top of the 3rd inning when they were 0-0, with Mickey Moniak’s double from 2nd and 2nd base. The Angels, who suffered three-way offenses in the 4th and 5th innings in a row, lost the atmosphere even more with Moniak’s double hit to the second baseman after Chad Wallach, the leader, hit left-handed in the top of the 6th inning. got itIn the bottom of the 6th inning, which was followed by Houston, Jose Soriano gave up a walk and a hit after 2 deaths, then committed a wild pitch and allowed 1 run, but Reinaldo Lopez in the 7th, Matt Moore in the 8th, and Carlos Esteves in the 9th each blocked 1 inning and scored 1 run. kept the victoryOn the other hand, Ohtani decided to change the schedule to start against the Texas Rangers on the 16th and go against the Cincinnati Reds on the 22nd or 23rd. It is to skip rotation once due to fatigue accumulation.