“A full swing that could blow your helmet off” Ohtani’s 42, which flew 133 meters, reignites the home run race
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reignited the home run race with his second home run in three games.카지노
Ohtani started in the No. 2 spot in the lineup against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday (Sept. 17), leading the Angels to a 2-0 victory.
Ohtani’s home run proved to be the game-winner. On the day, Ohtani went 3-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, and one run scored, improving his season batting average to 3-for-6 from 3-for-2.
Ohtani stepped to the plate after leadoff hitter Moniak struck out swinging in the first inning and took a 95.7-mile-per-hour four-seam fastball from Texas starter John Gray for a solo home run over the center field fence.
He made the home run with a full swing that knocked his helmet off. It was his 42nd home run of the season in three games. Ohtani rounded first, second, and third base before crossing home plate with his helmet off.
“Ohtani arches 42 in three games,” said Japanese media outlet Junichi Sports, “taking a full swing that took his helmet off. Ohtani realized that his helmet had come off and returned to the bench to perform.”
Ohtani felt good at the plate on this day. His focus on getting on base stood out.
[Photo] Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
Ohtani led off the third inning with an infield single on Gray’s six-pitch 96.9 mph four-seam fastball. With two outs in the fifth and the bases loaded, he hit a fly ball to left field in his third at-bat, but gritted his teeth in his fourth to complete the three-hit game.
Ota singled again with one out in the eighth against reliever Aroldis Chapman. She reacted to a 103.1 mph (165.9 km/h) fastball and hit it in front of the shortstop, but Ohtani sprinted to make the catch.
Ohtani was hitting well on the day. On a day when one of the Angels’ top hitters, Mike Trout, was close to returning from injury, he stepped up his game. Before the game, manager Phil Nevin said of Trout’s return, “He’s taking batting practice again. He’s feeling really good. I think he’s really close to coming back.”
With Trout back in the lineup, Ohtani will be freed up from the spotlight. The home run race is also likely to get more interesting. Ohtani’s home run moved him to within one of Atlanta slugger Matt Olson (43). The race for the home run title is about to heat up.