Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) is on a tear at the plate, but there’s a player who can match his pace.
Ohtani started in the No. 2 spot in the lineup and went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored in the Angels’ 7-5 win over the San Francisco Giants at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, on 9 September. The Angels snapped a seven-game losing streak, improving to 57-58, and are still in fourth place in the American League West.
Ohtani got on base in his first at-bat. With two outs in the bottom of the first inning, he lined a single up the middle off San Francisco starter left-hander Scott Alexander to give his team the lead. It was Ohtani’s 83rd RBI of the season.
But he didn’t get another hit after that. In the bottom of the second inning, Ohtani lined out to centre field with runners on first and second. He was happy with the play, though, as it sent Renhippo to third.
He then led off the fifth inning with a fly ball to right field, and again in the seventh, but was unable to get anything more than a grounder to shortstop to end the game with a single.
With this game, Ohtani is now batting .307 with 40 home runs, 83 RBIs, 15 doubles, a .409 slugging percentage, a .669 on-base percentage and a 1.078 OPS this season.
The Japanese full-count has turned its attention to Matt Olson (29-Atlanta Braves), who has been hitting better than Ohtani.
Olson added one more RBI on the day to become the first player to reach the 100-RBI plateau. It took him 111 games. He is 17 points behind Ohtani. Ohtani ranks fourth in the majors.
The media said, “He is on pace for 100 RBIs, surpassing Ohtani’s 83. Fans continue to be amazed,” the outlet said.온라인카지노
Olson came to Atlanta from Oakland via trade in March. He signed an eight-year extension with Atlanta a day after the trade. The deal is worth $168 million.
Olson stands out not only for his batting average, but also for his home runs. He currently has 39 home runs. He leads all of Major League Baseball in home runs and is running away from Ohtani in RBIs. Narrowing it down to the National League, he’s first in home runs and first in RBIs. He’s got a shot at the double.
Fans have been raving about Olson, saying things like “his bat is the most underrated in the majors” and “he’s unbelievable”.