Tuta ‘No. 1 in major categories’→No. 24 Archie→Otani free agent price soars even higher

June 19, 2023 0 Comments

Shohei Ohtani continues his cartoonish performance. He has eight home runs in his last 10 games.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-4 with one home run, one run scored, and two RBIs while starting as the No. 2 designated hitter against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 19 (KST).토토사이트

After walking Kansas City starter Zack Greinke in his first at-bat in the first inning, Ohtani struck out swinging in the second.

Then, in his third at-bat, he delivered the decisive blow. With the Angels trailing 1-2 in the top of the fifth, Ohtani battled Greinke for a full count before driving a six-pitch, 69.7-mph (112-kilometer) curveball over the right-center field fence for a two-run homer. It traveled 422 feet (about 129 meters).

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It was Ohtani’s 24th home run of the season, his first in back-to-back games since the previous day against Kansas City, and it gave him a commanding lead in the majors.

He moved to within two home runs of second-place Pete Alonso (New York Mets-22).

Following Ohtani’s two-run shot, Mike Trout hit a back-to-back home run to give the Angels a 4-2 lead.

In his final at-bat in the seventh, Ohtani struck out swinging.

Ohtani’s batting average remained at .300 for the season.

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Along with his batting average, Ohtani leads the team in the major offensive categories with 24 home runs, 83 RBIs, 49 runs scored, 58 runs batted in, 10 doubles, and a 1.016 OPS.

He’s also tops in the pitching department with a 3.29 ERA in 82 innings pitched, 105 strikeouts, a 1.05 WHIP, and a .178 batting average.

That’s some MVP pace. He’s also making his price tag even higher as he approaches free agency.

Meanwhile, the Angels beat Kansas City 5-2. They avenged a loss the day before. They are now 41-33 on the season.

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