Shohei Ohtani (29-Los Angeles Angels) hit his 42nd home run of the season.
Ohtani hit a mid-month solo home run in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on July 17.
With the home run, Ohtani moved within one home run of Matt Olson (43, Atlanta Braves) for the major league lead.
However, the two players’ RBI totals are far apart.
While Olson leads the big leagues with 107 RBIs, Ohtani is only sixth with 85. With a similar number of home runs, why such a gap?
Let’s take a look at their three-run and grand slam home run numbers.
First of all, Ohtani has zero walk-off home runs and only one three-run home run out of his 42 home runs this year. He has 24 solo shots, and 17 two-run homers. His home runs have totaled 61 RBIs.
Olson, on the other hand, has 20 solo homers, 16 two-run homers, five three-run homers, and two grand slams. He has 75 RBI from home runs alone, 14 more than Ohtani. This is the reason for the huge difference in RBIs.토토사이트
With two or three runners on base, Ohtani’s batting average doesn’t drop significantly. At .296 and .286, respectively, they’re not much different than his numbers with no runners on (.298) and one (.324).
If Ohtani maintains his current pace, he’s on pace to hit 55 or 56 home runs. It remains to be seen if the three-run home run drought will continue in the remaining 40 games.