Matt Olsen (Atlanta Braves) hit his 40th home run of the season. He was tied for the top spot in major league home runs with Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels).메이저사이트
On the 11th (Korean time), in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the Pittsburgh Pirates held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Olsen batted 4 times as a first baseman and scored 2 hits in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 1 RBI, 1 run and 1 strikeout. Recorded.
Olsen had a hit in his first at-bat. In the first inning with a 1-0 lead, he came to the plate with one out and first base, and hit Pittsburgh starter Bailey Falter’s first pitch 84 mph (about 135 km/h) slider and hit. However, in the situation of 1st, 1st and 2nd base, Travis Dano and Marcel Ozuna were unable to add points as they retreated with a hit.
After warming up, Olsen hit a home run in his second at-bat. In the bottom of the 3rd inning with a 3-0 lead, he stood at bat with no runners out. He played a long game with Falter to the ninth pitch, and again hit the slider. Olsen’s batted ball reached the speed of 107.3 miles (about 172 km/h) and crossed the middle wall.
However, Olsen did not add a hit in the next three at-bats. The team also suffered a come-from-behind loss to Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh started chasing by scoring 3 runs at the end of the 3rd inning, and added 2 runs in the 6th inning and 2 runs in the 7th inning, putting a come-from-behind and winning wedge. Atlanta had to be content with making up for one run in the top of the ninth with Ronald Acuña Jr.’s one RBI and timely hit.
Although the team lost, Olsen hit his 40th home run of the season, tying with Ohtani for first place in major league home runs. He has 114 hits, 40 homers, 101 RBIs, 87 runs, and a batting average of 0.267 and 0.979 this season. He broke the record for most home runs in a single season in his personal career.
Olsen has consistently hit home runs this season. He started with 8 home runs in April, hit 9 home runs in May, 11 home runs in June, and 8 home runs in July. Then, in 9 games in August, he arched 4 times and stood shoulder to shoulder with Ohtani, who had not hit a home run in the last 6 consecutive games.
Olsen is overwhelmingly in first place in the RBI category. He is currently the only player in the major leagues to exceed 100 RBIs. He is first with 101 RBI. The second place is Adolis Garcia (Texas Rangers). Garcia had 89 RBIs, 12 RBIs behind Olsen.
In particular, Olsen started with a home game against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 29 and posted RBIs in 11 consecutive games until the game against Pittsburgh on the 9th. During this period he scored 20 RBIs. In the confrontation on the 10th, the streak of RBI was interrupted with 2 at-bats, 3 walks, 1 strikeout, but on the 11th, he hit a home run and started eating again.