“How can this be?” Mystery Ohtani, batting average of 341 percent → 20 consecutive hits without a hit

April 18, 2024 | by

They are extreme. It is a mystery. Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Major League Baseball has been hitting hard in the early days of this season. However, strangely enough, he remains silent as long as he scores a point.

Ohtani started as the second designated hitter in the home game against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on the 17th (Korea Standard Time).

He has recorded two hits in five times at bat, recording a batting average of 341 percent and OPS of 1.019 for his ninth time this season. OPS ranks 11th in the ML and 14th in the batting average in the ML. However, he was out as a poor hitter in all three of the at-bats for scoring goals. Ohtani had a hit at his first at-bat with no outs in the first inning. He beat 92.4 miles sinker of Washington left-handed starter Patrick Corbin to get on base as a hit to the left-handed side.
However, he had the opportunity to bat three times since then, but all of them ended up making poor hits. Entering the batter’s box with runners on the second and third bases with one out, Ohtani hit Corbin’s first pitch sinker (92.3 miles) but was out after hitting a grounder to the second base. 업소알바

With two outs and runners on first and third base in the fourth inning, Ohtani hit Corbyn’s first pitch sinker (92.4 miles) again, and was out after hitting a grounder to the second base.

In the seventh inning, with no outs and runners on second base, he faced Corbyn again and actively swung the bat at the first pitch sinker (91.2 miles), but was out due to a fly ball to center field.

In his fifth at-bat in the eighth inning with a 6-2 lead, he completed a multi-hit with an infield hit to the third base with two outs and a runner on first base.

Ohtani has had a hit only once in this season’s scoring capacity. It was at Gocheok Dome. At the opening game against the San Diego Padres on March 20, Ohtani had a left-handed hit with runners on first and second bases with two outs in the eighth inning to post an RBI single.

Since then, however, none of his hits have been posted in scoring position. Since then, he has had only two sacrifice flies in scoring position, and he has had no hit in 20 consecutive at-bats.

Ohtani’s batting average for scoring this season is one hit from 19 times at bat in 21 times at bat, with a batting average of 53. The slugger will have a batting average of 341 percent in this season, while his scoring capacity will decline to 53 percent in this season. It’s a mystery.

Last year, Ohtani had a batting average of 31.7 percent (32 hits in 101 at-bats), seven homers, 41 RBIs and an OPS of 1.079. His batting average for this season was .304 percent (151 hits in 497 at-bats), 44 homers with 95 RBIs and an OPS of 1.066, the same as that of this season. This year is strange. It is hard to explain.


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