‘Home run made by technology’ that low curve, Ohtani season 8 gun exploded…34HR pace

The silent cartoon character’s bat exploded.

Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani hit a cool home run in 10 days.

In a home game against the Houston Astros held at Angel Stadium on the 11th (hereinafter Korean time), Ohtani fired a two-run four with no out in the bottom of the 9th inning, where the team was trailing 2-5.

When lead batter Mike 메이저사이트 Trout reached base with an infield hit on third base, Ohtani pulled an 82.1 mph curveball that fell below Houston closer Ryan Presley’s 4th knee on a ball count of 1B2S and crossed the fence in the middle right.

It’s like a home run made by technology. As the ball flew into the low course, Ohtani slightly bent his right knee and lightly took the bat and hit it exactly in the center of the bat. Launch angle 31 degrees, exit velocity 102.6 mph, distance 4.08 feet. It was as if he was aiming for a curve. Season 8 home run.

It was the second time this season that Ohtani connected a curveball with a home run. On April 24, against the Kansas City Royals, in the bottom of the 6th inning, he lifted a 79.8 mile curve that fell to the low course in the middle of his opponent, Jordan Lyles, and fired a solo shot with a distance of 418 feet that went over the middle fence.

Ohtani hit a home run 10 days after the away game against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 1st.

Boston Red Sox Rafael Devers leads the AL with 11 home runs. AFP Yonhap News
What is Ohtani’s home run pace this year?

As of this day, Ohtani is tied for 7th in the American League home run rankings. The AL home run leader is Raphael Devers of the Boston Red Sox with 11. There are only 3 differences. The real race hasn’t started yet.

Ohtani’s home run pace is by no means slower than in previous years. Based on the 38 games the team played, they hit 11 homers in 2021 and 8 homers last year. The final home runs for the season are 46 in 2021 and 34 in 2022. If Ohtani maintains the current pace, he can hit 34 home runs this year.

Ohtani withdrew from the previous three at-bats with a bum hit. Against Houston starter Christian Javier, he struck out swinging in the first at bat in the bottom of the first inning, flew to center field in the fourth inning, and struck out swinging again in the sixth inning.

Despite Ohtani’s chase home run, the Angels lost 4-5. In the eight games Ohtani hit a home run this year, the Angels recorded 6 wins and 2 losses. The Angels, who finished their 3 home games against Houston this time with a losing series of 1 win and 2 losses, maintained second place in the AL West Division with 20 wins and 18 losses. The ride with the district-leading Texas Rangers took place in three games. Texas beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 that day.

Houston starter Javier had 3 wins (1 loss) of the season with 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 11 in 6 innings. On the other hand, Angels starter Canning suffered a loss with 5 hits and 5 runs in 3⅔innings. Season 2 wins 1 loss, average ERA 6.38.

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