‘One away from 40 home runs,’ Ohtani explodes for three straight homers with no ill effects (1 min read)

Los Angeles Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani is one home run shy of 40.

Ohtani hit a solo shot over the wall behind right field off Kevin Gausman in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Monday (Sept. 29) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

It was Ohtani’s 39th home run of the season. Ohtani took a 93.4 mph (150.3 km/h) fastball from Gaussman and sent it over the fence. The home run traveled 397 feet (121 meters). Ohtani is one home run shy of reaching 40 in a season for the first time in two years after hitting 46 in 2021.

It was an even bigger homer after his big performance the day before (Aug. 28). Ohtani started Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 28 and pitched nine innings of one-hit, three-run ball with eight strikeouts.

In Game 2 of the doubleheader, he struck out in the first inning before blasting a two-run homer to left field with two outs in the second inning. Ohtani’s next at-bat, a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning, ended the game, so the 29th homer was his third straight.카지노

Ohtani’s homer gave the Angels a 1-0 lead. Ohtani, who had battled back spasms the day before, drove in a run in the first inning to give his new teammate, starter Lucas Giolito, run support.

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