14 September 2023

No. 51 Matt Olson ties Atlanta franchise record for home runs in a season

By pestfood.com

Matt Olson (Atlanta) has tied the franchise record for most home runs in a single season.

Olson went 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI, and two runs scored in a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday (July 13) at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, starting at first base.

After reaching on a fielder’s choice in the first inning, Olson led off the fourth inning with his team trailing 1-0 and drew a walk. He lifted a low, 94.5-mph four-seam fastball from starter Zack Wheeler over the left-center field fence for his game-winning solo shot, his 51st of the season. It had a 37-degree launch angle, a 99.5 mph fastball and traveled 367 feet.안전놀이터

It tied Olson with Andrew Jones in 2005. He needs one more home run in the remaining games to make franchise history.

Olson’s eight home runs in 12 games in September also put him well ahead in the home run race. He trails the National League’s home run leader, Pete Alonso (44-New York Mets), by seven. He is also seven behind Shohei Ohtani (44-LA Angels), who was tied for the major league lead in home runs until late last month. Ohtani has missed nine straight games since April 4 against Oakland with a side injury.

Olson leads the National League not only in home runs but also in RBIs (128), trailing Alonso (105) by a wide margin.

Meanwhile, they beat the Phillies 7-6 in 10 extra innings. Acuña Jr. hit his 37th home run of the season and is on pace to become just the fifth player in major league history to join the 40-homer, 40-double club.