Atlanta Braves slugger first baseman Matt Olson (29) hit another home run. Before he knew it, he had 53 home runs and 132 RBIs.
Olson started as the fourth hitter and first baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball away game against the Washington Nationals held at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on the 22nd (Korean time), and played well with 2 hits in 6 at-bats, including his 53rd home run of the season, and 1 RBI, leading to Atlanta’s victory. led to a 10-3 complete victory. 아톰카지노
Olson, who came out as the leadoff hitter in the 8th inning with a 7-1 lead, pushed a low 92.8 mph (149.3 km) four-seam fastball outside the first pitch from Washington right-hander Corey Abbott and over the left-field fence. After playing against the Miami Marlins on the 17th, he hit a home run again in 5 games. He’s hitting 10 home runs in 20 games in September.
Olson, who hit his 53rd home run and recorded his 132nd RBI, is ranked first in the major leagues in both categories. He is working to solidify the gap with Pete Alonso (New York Mets), who ranks second in the National League (NL) in two categories with 45 home runs and 114 RBIs.
The 53rd home run is the most in a single season in Atlanta club history, surpassing Andrew Jones (51) in 2005. With 132 RBIs, he was on par with Gary Sheffield’s record set in 2003, and also came close to Eddie Matthews’ record of 135 RBIs set in 1953, when he was with the Milwaukee Braves. There are 9 more games left in the season, so it looks like it will be enough.
As of today, Olson is recording a batting average of .279, 53 home runs, 132 RBI, .386 slugging percentage, .609, and .995 OPS in 153 games. 1st in home runs, RBI, and slugging percentage, and 3rd in OPS. Mathematically, it is possible to add 3 home runs for the remaining season. If it had been any other year, with 56 home runs on pace, he would have been aiming for MVP, but this year it seems like an unexpected feat.
This is because his teammate, outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. (26), is performing much better. Acuña is active in 151 games with a batting average of .3335 (207 hits in 617 at-bats), 39 home runs, 100 RBIs, 140 runs, 68 stolen bases, an on-base percentage of .414, a slugging percentage of .592, and an OPS of 1.006. He is ranked in the top 10 in all offensive categories in the NL in hits, runs, stolen bases, on-base percentage, 1st in OPS, 2nd in batting average, 3rd in slugging percentage, 4th in home runs, and 8th in RBIs.
He became the first player in the major leagues to hit 30 home runs and steal 60 bases, but not only that, he now has 40 home runs and 70 stolen bases. Acuña, who stole second base in the 5th inning against Washington on this day, recorded his 68th stolen base of the season. If he hits one home run and two stolen bases in the remaining nine games, he will become the first player ever to join the 40-70 club.
Four players, including Jose Canseco in 1988 (42 home runs, 40 stolen bases), Barry Bonds in 1996 (42 home runs, 40 stolen bases), Alex Rodriguez (42 home runs, 46 stolen bases) in 1998, and Alfonso Soriano (46 home runs, 41 stolen bases) in 2006, hit 40-40. Although he has joined the 40, no one has yet recorded more than 40 home runs and 50 stolen bases. As Acuña’s MVP award is confirmed, Olson must look forward to the next season despite hitting 53 home runs and 132 RBI.