Kim Ha-seong Final Three Run Big Explosion! 100 RBIs in ML history, SD 8-3 come-from-behind victory… On the day Petaju returned home, there was a separate main character
‘Awesome Kim’ surprised everyone once again. Ha-seong Kim (28) of the San Diego Padres in the Major League (MLB) led the team to victory with a decisive home run.
Kim Ha-seong started as the team’s 7th hitter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League home game against the Cincinnati Reds held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 2nd (Korean time), and scored 2 hits (1 home run) and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats. .
Previously, Ha-seong Kim had hit 4 at-bats in the series between San Francisco and Mexico City, where both teams hit 15 homers over two days. In the second game held on the 1st, he was completely excluded from the starting lineup and tasted the humiliation of being replaced in the 8th inning. However, Kim Ha-seong showed off his ability in one day.
In the first at-bat at the end of the first inning, Kim Ha-seong, who had only grounded shortstops, started operating the bat in earnest from the next at-bat. Coming in as the lead batter at the end of the 4th inning, he created a chance by hitting a double to the left at the end of a six-pitch game. Then, when the next batter, Trent Grisham’s double, stepped on home, contributing to a 3-3 tie.
Not stopping here, Kim Ha-seong made the lead with his own hands. At the end of the 5th inning, Kim Ha-seong, who appeared in a situation with 2 out 1st and 2nd base created by Zander Bogarts and Matt Carpenter’s hits, attacked Cincinnati left-hander Anthony Young’s misspelled changeup. The batted ball flew sharply and became a home run that went slightly over the left fence. It was the moment when the score changed from 3-3 to 6-3.
Kim Ha-seong, who sprinted as if he did not know that the batted ball would pass, slowed down after checking the batted ball only after rounding the first base. Returning to the dugout, he was congratulated by his teammates, then stepped out to return the cheers of the fans.
Kim Ha-seong entered the plate at the end of the 7th inning with 2nd out and 1st base, but withdrew after striking out on 3 pitches. 크크크벳
On this day, Ha-seong Kim hit his third home run of the season in 18 games since the game against Atlanta on the 10th of last month. His batting average, which had fallen gradually, rebounded from 0.209 to 0.222. There, at the crucial moment, a home run gun came out, and his eyes were properly stamped. He also managed to mark 100 RBIs in his major league career.
The game was won by San Diego 8-3. San Diego, who took the lead with Juan Soto’s two-run double in the first inning, allowed a turnaround by giving up two runs in the third and one run in the fourth. However, Ha-seong Kim took the lead with a home run, and added 2 runs in the 8th inning to seal the game.
Meanwhile, the game on this day was the first day that Fernando Tatis Jr. (24), the “2021 National League Home Run King,” who couldn’t play a game last year due to a wrist injury and taking banned drugs, returned to the home stadium for the first time after returning. Playing as the first hitter and right fielder, he had a successful comeback with 3 hits in 5 at-bats.