Matt Olson (Atlanta), who is hitting home runs repeatedly, has tied the record for the most home runs in the team’s history in a season.
Olson started as first baseman No. 4 in the game against Philadelphia held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 13th (Korean time) and recorded 2 hits (1 home run), 1 RBI, and 2 runs in 4 at-bats.
Olson, who was retired by a ground ball to second base in the top of the first inning, came out as the leadoff hitter in the fourth inning when the team was down 0-1. He kicked opposing starter Jack Wheeler’s first pitch, a low four-seam fastball that hit 94.5 miles (approximately 152 km), and hit his 51st game-tying solo shot of the season, crossing the left-center fence. He had a launch angle of 37 degrees, exit velocity of 99.5 mph, and a distance of 367 feet.
This puts Olson on par with Andrew Jones in 2005. If one more home run is added in the remaining games, a new history can be written for the club.
Olson hit eight home runs in 12 games in September, putting him well ahead of the competition for the home run title. The gap with Pete Alonso (44, New York Mets), second place in home runs in the National League, is 7. The gap with Shohei Ohtani (44, LA Angels), who was competing for the lead in all major league home runs until the end of last month, is 7. Ohtani has missed 9 consecutive games since the game against Oakland on the 4th due to a side injury.
Olson is far behind Alonso (105), who ranks second in the National League not only in home runs but also in RBIs (128).안전놀이터
Meanwhile, they defeated Philadelphia 7-6 after 10 extra innings. Acuña Jr. hit his 37th home run of the season and is on the verge of becoming the 5th player in Major League history to hit 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases.