Shoehei Ohtani has been making history all season.
He has hit home runs.
He has struck out batters with 100 mph pitches.
Now he has a chance to etch his name in the Angels record books.
After a solo shot in the first inning off of Houston’s Luis Garcia, he tied the franchise’s record for most home runs by a left-hand hitter in a single season.
Ohtani’s 39 home runs ties Reggie Jackson in 1982.
His next home run will not only put him atop the list but also make him the xxth Angel player to hit 40 home runs.
He would also be just seven home runs away from the Angels all time record for home runs in a single season set by Troy Glaus in 2000.
He will have to face Lance McCullers Jr, however, as the Angels meet the Astros in the finale of a three-game series with first pitch at 1:05 p.m.
Detmers takes the mound
Angels rookie southpaw Reid Detmers will take the bump for the Angels this afternoon after coming off a sub-par game against Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.
He tossed 5.0 innings allowing five earned runs on seven hits.
Seven of the 11 runs he allowed this season have scored on three home runs he has allowed.
Detmers was the Angels first round pick (10th overall) in the 202 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Louisville and participated in the 2021 Futures game during All-Star week at Coors Field in Denver.
It’s supposed to get up into the high 80s by the end of today’s game but that might not stop kids from getting some exercise.
Kids ages 3-13 can run the bases after the game.