Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) is on pace for 60 home runs after a complete-game shutout in game one of the doubleheader and a multi-homer performance in game two.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hosted the Detroit Tigers for a doubleheader at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on April 28 (ET).
Ohtani started game one and tossed a one-hit shutout before hitting his 37th and 38th home runs of the season in game two.
Ohtani was batting .298 with 38 home runs, 80 RBIs, 79 runs scored, 114 hits, a .395 slugging percentage and a 1.070 OPS.
The Angels had played a total of 103 games up to this point. As a result, Ohtani’s season home run pace is now 59.8, meaning he is on pace to hit 60.
Ohtani hit 15 home runs last month to lead the major leagues in home runs. He still has eight more to go this month to reach double digits.바카라사이트
If Ohtani, who is coming off a complete-game, multi-homer performance, can once again show the explosiveness of last month, 60 homers is not out of the question.
Since the end of the steroid era, 60 home runs in the major leagues have become very rare. Last year’s 62 homers by Aaron Judge (31) was the first 60-homer season in 21 years.
It will be interesting to see if Ohtani, who plays a very physically demanding double-role, can give the major leagues a 60-homer hitter for the second year in a row.