A shot made by a special rookie, Kim Ha-seong achieved 10 home runs for 2 consecutive years, 20 home run pace… Despite the offensive performance, the team is ‘four consecutive losing’

San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (28) exploded a double-digit home run for the second year in a row. It was a decisive shot that brought left-hander Andrew Abbott (24), a top rookie of the Cincinnati Reds, off the mound. 

Kim Ha-seong started as the first hitter and second baseman in the away game against the Cincinnati Reds in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on the 3rd (Korean time), 1 hit in 3 at-bats including the 10th solo home run in the 8th inning. Recorded 1 RBI and 1 walk. 

Kim Ha-seong, who continued to hit for two consecutive games, slightly increased his season batting average from 2.57 to 2.58 (66 hits in 256 at-bats). 

In the first at bat against Cincinnati rookie left-hander Abbott, Ha-seong Kim hit a 92.7 mph four-seam fastball that came in high on the third pitch, but the left fielder threw the ball out. 

In the second at-bat in the 3rd inning, the timing was stolen by a low changeup outside the 5th pitch. Shortstop grounds out. 토토사이트

In the 3rd at-bat in the 6th inning, he reached base with a walk after a full count match with Abbott on 6 pitches. However, Cincinnati shortstop Matt McLane rescued Fernando Tatis Jr.’s heavy hit from the 1st out and 1st base that continued, and then tossed the glove to 2nd base, and 2nd baseman Jonathan India caught it with his right hand bare hand and stepped on 2nd base with the tip of his right foot. Ha-seong Kim entered the head first sliding, but was one time late. At the end of the video reading, the centrifugal verdict is intact and out. 

San Diego remained scoreless until the 7th inning. In the 8th inning, Nelson Cruz and Trent Grisham were struck out by Abbott with two outs in a row, but Kim Ha-seong changed the mood. 

Abbott’s 92.3 mile (148.5 km) four-seam fastball, which came high in the middle of the first pitch, was passed over the left wall without missing. It was a one-shot that crushed Abbott, the starter who was playing hard without allowing a run, with a personal record of 12 strikeouts. 

It was Kim Ha-sung’s 10th home run of the season, measured with a batting speed of 104 miles (167.4 km), a flight distance of 383 feet (116.7 m), and a launch angle of 19 degrees. Following 11 last year, he broke the double-digit home run mark for the second consecutive year. Kim Ha-seong, who hit 5 home runs in the last 10 games, is arithmetically on pace with 19 home runs. He also has 20 homers to look forward to. 

He also played impressively at second base. After rescuing Jake Fraley’s right-handed hit in the second inning, he turned around and accurately connected the throw to first base even with an unbalanced posture, and caught the out. In the 8th inning, after running into Spencer Steer’s slow ground ball, he was put out with a running throw. 

Despite Kim Ha-seong’s performance in offense and defense, San Diego lost the game 3-4. In the 8th inning, Fernando Tatis Jr., following Kim Ha-seong, hit a back-to-back home run to pitcher Lucas Sims, who had been replaced by a season 16 solo thrower, to tie the score at 2-2. 

Nick Martinez, who came up from second out and first base, hit a two-run home run off pinch hitter Tyler Stevenson to give up the winning run. Cincinnati manager David Bell pitched a game-changing move to replace veteran star Joey Votto with a pinch hitter, and it worked perfectly. San Diego tied the game with Gary Sanchez’s hit and Jake Cronenworth’s one-run double after two outs in the ninth, but pinch hitter Lougned O’Door was caught with a straight hit from second base and lost by one run. 

San Diego, which finished 3 consecutive games away from Cincinnati with 1 win and 2 losses in a losing series, has recently continued its slump with 4 consecutive losing series. Season record of 38 wins and 46 losses, 4th in the National League (NL) West Division. Cincinnati maintained first place in the NL Central Division with a record of 45 wins and 39 losses. Cincinnati starter Abbott lost the starter win, but laid the foundation for victory with a good pitching of 7⅔ innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 12 strikeouts and 1 run. In his debut six games, he went 4-0 and posted an earned run average of 1.21.

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