Otani started as the second designated hitter against the Houston Astros in the 2023 Major League at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on the 13th and recorded one hit, two strikeouts, and one run in four at-bats. The season’s batting average remained at 0.305. 토토사이트링크 The Angels lost 3-11, losing two games in a row. American League wild card hopes are getting slimmer.
Ohtani did not easily target the ball of Houston right-hander JP France from the beginning. In his first at-bat with one out in the first inning, he struck out a foul tip on a cutter thrown by France at the ball count 2-2, and continued to cut the ball with a foul in his second at-bat in the bottom of the third inning.
I didn’t get hit three times. Otani faced France once again as the leadoff hitter in the top of the sixth inning when he was being dragged 1-7. Otani cleared the first and second-ball changeups with fouls and hit an 87.3 mph 140.5 km cutter for the third pitch to lead to a direct double to the right-center fence. The batting speed reached 118.3 miles 190.4 km.
MLB.com reporter Let Bollinger said, Ottani’s double, which hit the right-center fence, hit 118.3 miles. It is the fastest ball produced by Otani this season, he explained.
The ball, which stretched from Otani’s bat, recorded a crazy speed of 118.3 miles, according to U.S. data analysis company CodyFi. There is only one batting faster than this in the Major League this season. It was a home run hit by Matt Olson 29, Atlanta Braves.
Ohtani even scored an additional goal. Otani stepped on third base when Brandon Drury stepped down with a ground ball to second base with no outs, and stepped home thanks to Mike Mustakas’ sacrifice fly to left field at third base with one out to narrow the distance to 2-7.
He succeeded in producing a good ball, but the home run didn’t hit in the end. In his last at-bat after two outs in the top of the eighth inning, Ohtani swallowed his disappointment by hitting a fly ball to left field. Otani has not been able to hit the ball out of the fence for eight games since he hit his 40th home run of the season against the Seattle Mariners on the 4th.
In the meantime, Atlanta slugger Olsen surpassed Otani. Olsen hit two home runs in the first game of the doubleheader against the New York Mets on the 13th, recording 42 home runs in the season. It was the first time in two games that he hit his 40th home run of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 11th and was on par with Otani.
Olsen beat Otani by two and quickly became the overall leader of Major League home runs. Otani gave up the title of No. 1 Major League home run to Olsen, but remains the No. 1 American League home run title. Lewis Robert Chicago White Sox, 31 home runs, who is second in the American League home run, is leading by nine.