There is a possibility that Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels), who left the mound after rupturing his elbow ligament, will not be able to even step up to the plate. 50 home runs in his first season is actually becoming increasingly difficult.
Ohtani missed the home game against the Baltimore Orioles held at Angel Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 5th (Korean time).
Originally, Ohtani was scheduled to start this game as a designated hitter. However, Ohtani was absent due to sudden symptoms of right oblique muscle strain.
It was after batting training that Ohtani showed symptoms of abdominal muscle strain. Although the results of a detailed examination have not yet been released, he could be placed on the injured list.
Also, if Ohtani is placed on the injured list due to this oblique muscle injury, he could be considered out for the season. This is because there is almost no chance of the LA Angels advancing to the postseason.
Previously, Ohtani suffered a ruptured ligament in his right elbow late last month. Accordingly, he will no longer play as a pitcher this season.
On top of that, he suffered an injury that could end his season as a hitter. Accordingly, Ohtani’s chances of achieving 50 home runs this season are decreasing. He currently has 44 home runs.
Ohtani’s most home runs in a season are 46, hit in 2021 when he won his first American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. It seemed certain that this record would be surpassed this season.
This is because the 44th home run of the season came on the 24th of last month. However, Ohtani hit no home runs in 10 consecutive games starting from the second game of the doubleheader on the 24th. This was compounded by an oblique muscle injury.카지노
Accordingly, in the worst case scenario, Ohtani will end this season with 44 home runs. Also, even if he is not out for the season, hitting 50 home runs becomes difficult if he is on the injured list once.
Of course, 50 home runs and winning the MVP award have nothing to do with it. Ohtani has already virtually confirmed his second MVP award. It may not be unanimous, but the MVP award is a foregone conclusion.
If Ohtani is out for the season due to this injury, he will finish this season with a batting average of 0.304, 44 home runs, 95 RBI, 102 runs, 151 hits, and an on-base percentage of 0.412 and an OPS of 1.066.