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

Ohtani went 1-for-2 with a home run, two doubles, two walks, two runs scored, and one RBI while batting second in the lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 1 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. Ohtani became the first player in the major leagues to reach 30 home runs this year.

메이저사이트 He is the first Asian major leaguer to hit 30 homers in three consecutive years. 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 from 2017-2019.

Notably, Oh had 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 RBIs, 60 runs scored, 11 doubles, and a .310 batting average in 82 games and 316 at-bats.

Ohtani also tied the franchise record for most home runs in the month of June, with Babe Ruth in 1930, Bob Johnson in 1934, and Roger Maris in 1961 all hitting 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 hitters 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 to reach double digits for the season, Ohtani went 2-2 with a 3.26 ERA in five starts in June.

On April 28 against the Chicago White Sox, he hit his 27th home run of the season while throwing 102 pitches for 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 June 11, 1890.

Ohtani’s power is described locally as “otherworldly. Ohtani’s teammate Mike Trout said of watching him in action, 오래된토토사이트 “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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