Atlanta Braves Matt Olsen conquered the 40th home run high. He tied for the lead in home runs with Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.메이저놀이터
Olsen started as a 4th hitter and first baseman in the 2023 Major League Pittsburgh Pirates game held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, USA on the 11th (Korean time). He went 2-for-5 with one solo home run. The team lost 5-7.
Olson hit a one-run home run in the top of the third inning, leading 2-0, with no runners on two outs. He got his home run four back in play after four games. On the other hand, the Angels did not play that day. Ohtani has only hit one home run in August.
In the major leagues, Ohtani and Olsen tied for first place with 40 homers. Pete Alonso of the New York Mets is third with 35. It’s not an irreversible difference, but it’s not easy. In fact, it can be seen as a two-way match between Ohtani and Olsen.
Of course, Ohtani is in the American League and Olsen is in the National League. Lewis Robert of the Chicago White Sox is second in the American League with 31 home runs. Ohtani is certain to be the American League home run king. Nevertheless, it is of utmost interest whether Ohtani, a two-time hitter, will be able to become a combined home run king.
Ohtani also deserves a shot at winning three batting titles in the American League. 1st in home runs, 3rd in batting average, and 3rd in RBI. As a pitcher, he has already won 10 wins (10 wins, 5 losses, an earned run average of 3.17). He is having a legendary season that will go down in major league history.
However, Ohtani is at a disadvantage compared to Olsen.
Olsen is a member of Major League Baseball’s most powerful Atlanta batting line. Atlanta ranks first among 30 clubs with a team OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.841. Just looking at the lineup on the 11th, there were 6 hitters with an OPS of 0.8 or higher besides Olsen.
Ohtani’s Angels are the opposite. It would not be an exaggeration to say that there is no one to beat except for Ohtani. Major league slugger Mike Trout has been out for a long time due to injury. Teams facing the Angels avoid a game with Ohtani.
Ohtani has 16 intentional walks, which is the highest in the major leagues. Olsen has 7, which is half of Ohtani.