Shohei Ohtani (29‧LA Angels) started an away game against St. Louis on the 4th (Korean time) and recorded 5 hits (2 homers), 13 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5 innings. Although he did not become a winning pitcher because of the home run, he set up a meaningful monument.
Ohtani struck out 13 of 15 out counts that day. And the 13th strikeout of his game that day was also his 500th strikeout in his major league career. Ohtani has already hit 134 home runs as a hitter. He became the second player in major league history to simultaneously achieve 100 home runs and 500 strikeouts.
The first player is Babe Ruth, who is revered as the greatest legend in major league history. According to Elias Sports’ tally, Ruth hit 714 career home runs and struck out 501. Since then, as the division of labor for two and other has ceased, such records have not appeared, but Ohtani summoned Ruth.
Ohtani has a batting average of 0.307, 7 homers, 19 RBIs, 5 stolen bases, 0.918 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) in 29 games as a hitter this year, and as a pitcher, he threw 39 innings in 7 games, recording 4 wins, an undefeated ERA of 2.54, and 59 strikeouts. there is. He is a record worth aiming for the league’s MVP and Cy Young at the same time. However, he may have a harder time riding Cy Young than MVP. His competitors are pretty strong.
In terms of the Cy Young race, there are competitors who are ahead of Ohtani. It’s still a small gap because it’s still early in the season, but it’s clear that Ohtani can’t guarantee an advantage. Among them, the momentum of Gerrit Cole (33, New York Yankees) and Shane Mcclanahan (26, Tampa Bay) is frightening. Considering his overall career and recent pitches, he has a high chance of becoming Ohtani’s strong rival. 메이저놀이터
Cole, the most expensive pitcher on the planet, has been in the top 10 six times in the Cy Young Award voting. However, he left a regret because he did not win the Cy Young Award, but he is determined and running this year. He pitches 46⅔ innings in 7 games of the season and has an overwhelming record of 5 wins, no losses and an earned run average of 1.35. Cole, who hit 33 homers, the most in the American League last year, has not allowed a single ball to go over the fence so far this year.