’43 home runs’ Ohtani challenges ’10 wins’ on the 11th… Side by side with Ruth for the first time in 103 years?


‘Baseball genius’ Shohei Ohtani (27, Los Angeles Angels) dreams of setting a major league record for the first time in 103 years.

Ohtani will start the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on the 11th (Korean time).

If Ohtani, who has a record of nine wins (one loss), gets a starting win over Houston, he will become a pitcher with ten wins. This is Ohtani’s first double-digit win in the major leagues in 2018.

In addition, Ohtani will leave his name as a player who recorded double-digit wins and home runs in a single season for the first time in 103 years. Babe Ruth, who became a legend in the major leagues before Ohtani, set a milestone by recording 13 wins and 11 home runs in 1918. Ohtani hit a total of 43 home runs so far, including 33 home runs in the first half alone. Currently, only one win is short of the record. Ohtani’s chances of reaching 10 wins are high. In the second half, Ohtani faltered in batting, but showed a stable appearance on the mound. Ohtani has appeared in 7 games since the All-Star game break, and has 5 wins and an undefeated ERA of 2.20. Ohtani also has a good memory of playing against Houston this year. Ohtani played hard against Houston on May 12, with 4 hits (1 homer), 10 strikeouts and 1 run in 7 innings, but was substituted in a 1-1 tie, and did not get the win.

On the other hand, Ohtani has already succeeded in stealing 23 bases, boasting various talents in the big league this season, and is being mentioned as a strong MVP candidate.

(Seoul = News 1)


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