Kim Ha-seong (27, San Diego Padres), who had been through a batting adjustment period for a while, resumed producing hits again.안전놀이터
Kim Ha-seong started as the first batter and second baseman in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) visiting game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at St. Louis Busch Stadium in Missouri, USA on the 31st (Korean time) and scored two hits in four at-bats and scored an RBI and a run. Harvested 1 each.
His batting average for the season, which was 0.276, rose to 0.278 (123 hits in 442 at-bats), leading to 51 RBI and 76 runs scored on the season.
From the 26th to the 28th, Kim Ha-seong, who had no hits in 3 consecutive games in 3 visits with the Milwaukee Brewers, hit all 3 games against St. Louis.
In particular, he played an active role with 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 walk, 1 RBI and 1 run the previous day, and continued his upward trend with multi-hits (more than 2 hits in one game) for two days in a row.
From the first at-bat in the first inning, Kim Ha-seong’s bat returned vigorously.
He managed to get on base with a heavy hit by targeting a ball to the inside of St. Louis starter Miles Mycolors.
After stepping on second base on a sacrifice bunt by Juan Soto, the follow-up hitter, he homered on Manny Machado’s timely hit.
In the 2nd inning, with 2 outs, 1st and 2nd base, he attacked Mycolors’ first pitch curve at the right timing and made a one-run, timely hit that fell in front of the left fielder.
After that, he retired with a fly ball to left field in the 5th inning and an infield ground ball in the 7th inning, and he could not hit any more hits.
San Diego blew away the lead that had been caught by Kim Ha-sung’s performance.
In the fourth inning with a 3-0 lead, San Diego starter Rich Hill allowed Jordan Walker a tying three-run home run.
In the 7th inning, Soto’s timely hit took the lead again, 4-3, but in the 9th inning, Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer to end the game and lost 4-5.
San Diego, which suffered two consecutive losses, maintained a 7.5 game gap with the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants, tied for third in the National League Wild Card, with a 62-72 win rate and an odds ratio of 0.463.
As a Korean-American, Edmund, who represented Korea in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) last March, drew a dramatic come-from-behind arch on this day, following an extra-time hit the previous day.
Appearing at bat with 2nd out and 2nd base, he pushed the outside high speed 97.2 mph (about 156 km) sinker of San Diego finisher Josh Hader over the right fence.