Shohei Ohtani of Major League Baseball Angels.

He hit the 31st home run this season against the Orioles on the 4th, and was in line with the record for the most home runs of the season for Japanese players in the major leagues.

Otani is reported to be active every day, saying, "I hit it again!"

In fact, since the end of last month, the situation of "hit a home run" has continued for the past week.

The Orioles match on the 4th.

Otani, who started as the second designated hitter, has 1 hit and 1 RBI in 4 at bats.

Hideki Matsui, who played an active part in the Yankees, set the record for the most home runs of the season for Japanese players in 2004, which is the 31st solo home run of this season, in which one hit was hit in the second at bat three times. I lined up for more than a month.

The previous game was a no-hitter, and Otani was the first home run in two games.

In fact, since the end of last month, we have entered a mass production system called "If you hit a home run".

"If you hit it, it's a home run"

July 4 vs. Oriole's No. 31 (4 at bats, 1 hit, 1 RBI)

July 3 vs. Oriole's (2 at bats, no hit)

July 2 vs. Oriole's No. 29, 30 (4 at bats, 2 hits, 3 RBIs)

June 30 Against Yankees (1 at bat no hit, starting pitcher)

June 29 vs. Yankees 27, 28 (5 at bats 2 hits 3 RBIs)

June 28 vs. Yankees 26 (5 at bats 1 hit 1 RBI)

June 27 Against Raise No. 25 (4 at bats, 3 hits, 3 RBIs)

The 25th home run against the Rays on June 27th was the 5th at-bat in the 9th inning. After hitting a solo home run here, Otani's "hit and hit home run" started.

He hit home runs in three consecutive games until the game against the Yankees on the 29th, and lined up with 13 home runs per month, which is the largest number of Japanese players in line with Hideki Matsui.

There was no hit on July 3rd, when there were three walks including a walk on the pitcher on the 30th, but on the 4th, he hit a home run again, and for the past week, he was in a "home run" situation. It has become.

Otani has indicated his intention to participate in the home run competition that will be held on the day before the All-Star Game on the 13th of Japan time.

He has also been selected for both throwing and hitting in the All-Star Game.

We are paying attention to what kind of activity Otani will show, saying, "Because it is my first time, I want to enjoy it first."