Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) hit his 42nd home run of the season.
On the 17th (Korean time), Ohtani hit a solo home run in the middle of the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas 메이저놀이터.
With this, Ohtani trailed Matt Olson (43 homers, Atlanta Braves), who had the first place in home runs in the major leagues, by one difference.
However, there is a big difference in the cumulative RBIs of the two players.
While Olsen leads the big leagues overall with 107 RBIs, Ohtani is only sixth with 85 RBIs. Why did the gap widen despite the similar number of home runs?
If you look at the number of 3-run home runs and slugging home runs of the two, your curiosity will be answered.
First of all, Ohtani has not hit a full base home run out of 42 home runs this year, and has only hit one three-run home run. Solos are the most with 24, and 2-run homers are 17. He has a total of 61 runs batted in with a home run.
On the other hand, Olsen had 20 solo homers, 16 two-run homers, five three-run homers, and two grand slams. He put up 75 RBIs with his home run alone, 14 more than Ohtani. This is the reason for the large difference in cumulative RBI.
In a situation where there are two or three runners, Ohtani’s batting average does not drop significantly. With .296 and .286, respectively, there is not much difference between when there is no runner (.298) and when there is only one (.324).
If Ohtani maintains his current pace, he is expected to hit 55-56 homers. It remains to be seen whether the three-run, full-base home run drought will continue in the remaining 40 games.