The ‘Korean Duo’, who competed together for the first time this year, did a good job.
Ha-seong Kim, who plays for the San Diego Padres, recorded 2 hits, 1 walk, and 2 steals in 4 at-bats in a home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time). Choi Ji-man, who played for the first time after moving to San Diego, also scored 2 points with 1 at-bat, 2 walks and 2 runs at bat. I gave up the first game of 4 games in a row.
Kim Ha-seong, who increased his multi-on-base record to 12 games, which started with the Detroit Tigers on July 23, recorded 2 hits and 2 stolen bases that day, surpassing Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers) with 100 hits in the season and recording the most stolen bases in a season by a Korean major leaguer (24). dog) was established. Choi Ji-man, who had only two walks in 23 games during his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, also showed off his outstanding snowballing skills by recording multiple runs and walks in two consecutive at-bats. Ha-seong Kim, who recorded multi-hits and multi-steals in two at-bats Ha-seong Kim, who entered the major leagues ahead of the 2021 season, played in 267 games for two years, but was mostly placed in the lower batting line. His defensive ability was evaluated as top-notch in the major leagues, but to be honest, Kim Ha-seong was not recognized for his batting ability enough to occupy a spot in the top lineup of San Diego, which boasts of his luxurious members. However, Kim Ha-seong has played in 104 of San Diego’s 109 games this season, and has played in 96 of them as a starter.
Recently, Ha-seong Kim, who has been active as San Diego’s built-in first and second baseman, has continued to perform brilliantly since July. Kim Ha-seong, who recorded a batting average of .337, 30 hits, 5 homers, 9 RBIs, 21 points, and 8 steals in 24 games in July, also recorded 4 hits in 8 at-bats (.500 batting average), 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 3 runs, 1 steal in 2 games held in August. His performance in the second half reached a batting average of .386 (26 hits in 70 at-bats), 5 homers, 10 RBIs, 16 points and 6 steals in 19 games. It was a great performance with no reason not to be able to play as San Diego’s built-in No. 1.
Kim Ha-seong started as second baseman in the first game of the 4-game series against the Dodgers on the 5th. In the first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, Kim Ha-seong, who reached base with a hit that slightly exceeded the height of the second baseman, succeeded in stealing second base while Juan Soto struck out in the third. With his 23rd steal of the season, he surpassed the 22 stolen bases set by Choo Shin-soo in 2010 when he was with the Cleveland Indians (now the Guardians), setting a new record for the most stolen bases in a single season in the Korean big leagues. It was the moment when he became the fastest player among Korean major leaguers.
Ha-seong Kim came out as the lead batter again in the attack at the bottom of the 3rd inning, while San Diego was unable to take advantage of the chance to secure 2nd and 3rd base, which was hit in the 2nd inning. In the first at-bat, Kim Ha-seong, who had a lucky hit with a missed ball that exceeded the height of the second baseman, completed a multi-hit in two at-bats by creating a bullet-like ball that pierced the 3rd interval in the second at-bat. Kim Ha-seong also succeeded in stealing bases from Soto’s plate in the third inning, increasing the number of stolen bases to 24 for the season. Ha-sung Kim’s 24 stolen bases is tied for fifth in the National League.
Ha-seong Kim, 2 hits, 2 steals – Ji-man Choi, 2 walks, 2 runs, but lost
even after sending runners in scoring position every inning until the 3rd inning, San Diego failed to score and was trailing 0-1. San Diego tied the game with Luis Campusano’s timely hit in the 4th inning on 1st and 2nd base, with a hit by Zander Bogatz and a walk by Jiman Choi. San Diego succeeded in reversing as Dodgers’ second pitcher Joe Kelly’s wild throw Choi Man-man stepped on the home base in the next two outs, first and third base opportunities. However, Ha-seong Kim’s batted ball was unfortunately sucked into the second baseman’s glove.
San Diego posted a valuable extra point in the 6th inning, and Choi Ji-man was at the center of it. With no runners on the first runner, Choi Ji-man had Alex Becia, the third pitcher of the Dodgers, throw 7 balls, then walked on base and stepped home when Trent Grisham hit a timely hit. Choi Ji-man did not have a hit that day, but he showed a solid baseball game by getting two walks in the bottom line and scoring two runs. Choi Ji-man can expect more starters in the future.꽁머니사이트
However, despite the Korean duo’s great performance, San Diego was unable to win the game. San Diego allowed a turnaround to 3-7 at once, giving up 5 points including 2 push-off walks in the defense in the top of the 8th inning. In the bottom of the 8th inning, San Diego pursued a run with Grisham’s timely hit, but Fernando Tatis Jr. with 2 outs on 1st and 3rd base, who got off with Kim Ha-sung’s walk, went away with a fly to right field. San Diego gave up three more runs in the top of the ninth inning, and only followed one run with Soto’s solo home run in the bottom of the ninth.
Kim Ha-seong, with 2 hits and 2 steals, and Choi Ji-man, with 2 walks and 2 runs, all had nothing to criticize in terms of individual performances. However, the Korean duo’s great performance did not bring San Diego victory. San Diego, which has been on the rise with 5 wins and 1 loss in the last 6 games, lost the first game of its 4 important home games against the Dodgers and fell 2 games short of the 50% win rate with 54 wins and 56 losses. In addition, San Diego is predicted to have a tougher fight in the upcoming National League wild card competition.