The modifier Shohei Ohtani, MVP, is no different from a pre-determined word.
On the 19th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the 2023 major league home game against the New York Yankees held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, and recorded 1 hit, 1 RBI, and 1 walk in 3 at-bats.
After striking out in the first at-bat in the first inning, Ohtani took a walk in the second at-bat in the third inning and contributed to the team’s score by getting on base.
Then, in the 5th inning, where the Angels were leading 3-1, Ohtani made a timely triple with one out and first base. Afterwards, when Mickey Moniak’s timely hit followed, he stepped on the home base and even succeeded in scoring.
In the last at-bat in the 7th inning, he struck out and ended the game메이저놀이터.
Ohtani has not only hit for the last 7 games in a row, but also continues to feel the climax of the hit.
He also hit his 35th home run of the season by shooting three consecutive home runs in the case of the previous day’s game.
At Ohtani’s current pace, 60 home runs are expected. Assuming he plays in all of the remaining 67 games, he can arithmetically hit 60 homers. In particular, it seems that he can surpass last year’s American League MVP Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees.
According to MLB.com, a local American media outlet, when comparing Ohtani’s records this season and last year’s jersey, Ohtani is ahead by a narrow margin.
Based on 94 games, last year Judge posted a batting average of 0.282, 34 homers, 73 RBIs, an on-base percentage of 0.366 and a slugging percentage of 0.619, while Ohtani posted a batting average of 0.301, 34 home runs, 73 RBIs, an on-base percentage of 0.386 and a slugging percentage of 0.665.
Home runs and RBIs were the same, but Ohtani was ahead in detailed indicators such as batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage.
Here, Ohtani is currently in the so-called ‘home run drive’. He hit 15 home runs in June alone and 5 home runs in July. He is hitting 18 homers even when he narrows it down to his last 30 games.
That’s why Ohtani is open to the possibility of surpassing the AL record of most home runs (62 home runs) set by Judge last year.
Literally super typo. Attention is focusing on whether Ohtani will be able to regain the MVP spot this season.