Only 26 ML players have 15 homers, ‘first in Asia’ Ohtani’s June 15-homer ‘phenomenal’ pace

Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) was literally hot in June.카지노사이트

Ohtani went 1-for-2 with a home run, two doubles, two walks, two runs scored and one RBI in the Angels’ 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, on 1 June. Ohtani became the first player in the major leagues to reach 30 home runs this year.

Three consecutive 30-homer seasons is a first for an Asian major leaguer. Hideki “Godzilla” Matsui also hit more than 30 home runs in the majors, but only in 2004 (31), his second season in the majors. Among Korean major leaguers, Choo Shin-soo hit 20 home runs in three consecutive years between 2017 and 2019.

Notably, Oh hit 15 homers in 27 games in June (local time). After hitting seven home runs in 28 games in April and eight in 27 games in May, Oh exploded with 15 home runs out of 41 hits in June. His on-base percentage for the month of June was .952. With his June performance, Ohtani raised his season batting average to .310 with a 1.070 OPS, 98 hits (30 home runs), 67 RBI, 60 runs scored, 11 doubles, in 82 games and 316 at-bats.

Ohtani also tied the record for most home runs in the month of June, with Babe Ruth in 1930, Bob Johnson in 1934, and Roger Maris in 1961 having previously hit 15 home runs in June. Ruth had already committed to pitching at the time, so Ohtani is the only two-hitter to hit 15 home runs in June.

While Ohtani has hit 30 home runs, only 26 other batters have hit 15 in the majors. That’s less than one for every 30 teams. After blasting 15 home runs in a month while everyone else was struggling for double-digit home runs for the season, Ohtani went 2-2 with a 3.26 ERA in five starts in June.

On the 28th of last month against the Chicago White Sox, he hit his 27th home run of the season while throwing 102 pitches in 6⅓ innings of one-run ball, and his 28th home run of the season in the seventh inning after a chipped nail required replacement. At the time, many were “in awe” of Ohtani’s durability. It was the first time a starting pitcher had four outings with 10 or more strikeouts (including two home runs) since Jack Stiebetz of the St. Louis Browns on 11 June 1890.

Ohtani’s power is described locally as “otherworldly. Ohtani’s teammate Mike Trout said of watching him in action, “I’m watching from a first-class seat, seeing things that no one else is seeing. It’s an incredible feeling.”

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