‘Chaser’ Matt Olsen (Atlanta Braves) finally surpassed Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels).
Olsen played the 4th batter and 1st baseman in an away game against the New York Mets in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, USA on the 13th (Korean time), wielding a hard hit with 3 hits, 4 RBIs and 3 runs in 5 at-bats. Team Atlanta won 21-3.토토사이트
Olsen, who recorded his 40th home run of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 11th and tied for first place in combined home runs in the two MLB leagues shoulder to shoulder with Ohtani, added two more home runs that day to rise to the top spot alone in this category. At the beginning of the 6th inning, when the team was leading 5-0, he attacked opposing pitcher Reed Garrett’s slider with one out and 1st and 2nd base and crossed the middle wall. He hit a home run that led to 0. It was his 42nd home run this season.
Ohtani has not added a home run in 8 consecutive games since the Seattle Mariners on the 4th. On the other hand, Olsen hit 6 home runs in August alone. The game of the home run king race, which was once dominated by Ohtani, has turned upside down. Olsen is showing a steady production pace enough to record more than 8 home runs from April to July.
Olsen is currently playing Game 2 of the doubleheader (DH) against the Mets. Ohtani also came out with the Houston Astros as the second designated hitter. Neither player has yet hit a home run. The heated MLB home run competition is drawing interest.