A special variable occurred while Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels and Matt Olsen of the Atlanta Braves were competing fiercely for the combined home run king of both leagues.
The Angels’ game against the 바카라사이트 Cincinnati Reds, which was scheduled to be held at Angel Stadium on the 22nd (Korean time), was canceled due to ground conditions.
Heavy rain and strong winds have fallen in southern California since last weekend due to the influence of tropical storm ‘Hilary’. It is said to be the first time in 84 years that a typhoon hit the area. The rain stopped on the morning of the 22nd, but the minimum decision was made due to the poor condition of the ground at Angel Stadium.
The postponed game will be played as a double header two days later on the 24th.
Previously, the Angels moved their home game against the Tampa Bay Rays to the 20th on the 21st as a double header when the local weather office predicted heavy rain in Hillary last week. Ohtani took 21st and 22nd consecutive days off. Including the last 18 days when there was no game, it is like taking a break for 3 days in the last 5 days.
It remains to be seen how this irregular schedule will affect Ohtani’s condition. Ohtani is expected to start the first game of the doubleheader on the 24th. On the 10th against the San Francisco Giants, Ohtani, who stepped on the 10th win of the season with a good pitch with 3 hits and 1 run in 6 innings, skipped the rotation considering the physical strain and the spasticity of his right hand, which had been an issue for the past month.
The game against Cincinnati on the 24th is a game in which he will be on the mound for the first time in two weeks. It remains to be seen how the recent irregular schedule will affect not only pitcher Ohtani, but also batter Ohtani.
In the meantime, Olsen played first base 4 times in the home game against the New York Mets held at True East Park that day, recording no hits and 2 walks in 2 at-bats.
After hitting a superior two-run home run against Mets left-hander Brooks in the top of the 8th inning in an away game held at Citifield on the 14th, he has only hit 4 hits in 7 games and 29 at-bats until this day, let alone a home run. I am staying on the 8th day in season 43.
He is still tied for first place in home runs with Ohtani.
In contrast to Olsen, Ohtani has been on the rise lately. Ohtani, who hit a home run in 9 games against the Houston Astros on the 14th, caught up with Olsen by drawing his 42nd and 43rd arches in the season against the Texas Rangers on the 17th and against the Tampa Bay Rays on the 19th, respectively.
Ohtani went 8 hits (0.320) in 25 at-bats, 3 homers, 6 RBIs and 5 runs in the last 7 games. His hitting feel is much better than Olsen’s. Olsen is batting just 0.174 (4-for-23) in his last seven games.