‘Record Breaker’ Ohtani, I can’t feel the limit…how great was it
- on Jul 10, 2023
Los Angeles Angels Ohtani Shohei successfully completed the first half of the 2023 season. He doesn’t seem to have any more records to break, but he continues to break records and make his major league history. Ohtani, who has overcome her limits, does not feel any other limits.안전사이트
On the 9th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA. On this day, he went 4-for-3 with 1 home run, 3 RBI and 1 run. In the game, the Angels lost to the Dodgers 5-10, but in the last game of the first half, Ohtani had a three-hit game and had a break.
Batter Ohtani’s performance in the first half of this game was 89 games, 32 homers, batting average 0.302 (103 hits in 341 bats), slugging percentage 0.663 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) 1.050. As a pitcher, he showed off his presence throughout the pitching, posting an average ERA of 3.32 and 132 strikeouts with 7 wins and 4 losses in 17 games and 100⅓ innings.
Ohtani has become a major league icon. Not only Japan and the United States, but also baseball fans around the world pay great attention to Ohtani’s game. It has to be. Because he continues to reshape baseball history. This year as well, Ohtani showed the image of a ‘record breaker’ in name and reality.
He was the hottest hitter in June. He hit 14 arches in one month and became the most home run player in a single month in Angels franchise history. He also broke Babe Ruth’s record for most home runs as a starting pitcher (13 home runs) in 102 years.
Keeping the pace isn’t easy for him, but nothing is impossible for Ohtani. He appeared in 27 games as a hitter in June alone, hitting 15 home runs and 29 RBIs with a batting average of 0.394 and 1.444 OPS, and also won MVP for the month. If he continues his performance as it is, he will be able to change his own record for the most home runs in a season (46 home runs in 2021).
In the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks held at Angel Stadium on the 28th, he became the 6th player to strike out 10 as a pitcher and hit multiple homers as a batter in over 120 years of major league history. If you narrow the scope to the American League, it has written a record in 60 years since Petro Ramos in 1963.
In fact, it was difficult to predict that Ohtani would be able to play an active role like this. This is because of the aftermath of participating in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) right before the opening. In fact, Ohtani’s performance at the beginning of the season was lower than usual, and concerns about his physical fitness seemed to be becoming a reality. His average speed on his fastball also dropped, and his main weapon, the sweeper, was often attacked. However, Ohtani found a solution himself, and he is responsible for both the Angels offense and defense.
After the All-Star break, more attention is expected to be focused on Ohtani’s future. As the major league trade deadline approaches in early August, Ohtani is bound to become a hot potato. The Angels’ first half record was 45-46. Ranked 4th in the American League West. Even in the wild card ranking, which is the last line to advance to the postseason, the Angels are moving around outside the ranking. Last winter, while Ohtani officially announced that he wanted to step on the postseason stage, transfer rumors would continue if the Angels’ performance was poor.