Ha-seong Kim of the San Diego Padres showed off his hot hitting feeling by hitting home runs two days in a row.
Ha-seong Kim started as a first hitter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Washington Nationals held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 24th (Korean time).
Kim Ha-seong, who had a taste for two days in a row following the game against the San Francisco Giants the previous day, recorded 2 hits and 3 RBIs in 5 at-bats, including a home run. The season batting average rose from 0.251 to 0.254.
From the first at-bat, Kim Ha-seong turned the bat fiercely and fired the 7th gun of the season. In the bottom of the first inning, the ball count was 1-1, and Washington starter Patrick Corbin’s 3-ball sinker hit and drew a solo arch slightly over the middle wall.
Ha-seong Kim was not satisfied with hitting a home run. In the third at-bat, he even played the role of a solver. At the end of the 5th inning, with 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base, he attacked Corbin’s two-pitch fastball and hit a heavy hit, and in the meantime, two runners stepped on the home in turn. The gap between the two teams widened to 3 points.메이저사이트
As Kim Ha-seong made a big success from the beginning of the game, the rest of the batters did not stand still. San Diego ran away to 7-0, adding 4 runs only in the bottom of the 5th after Kim Ha-seong’s timely hit, and scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th, succeeding in a big inning.
In the bottom of the 8th, Juan Soto hit a two-run gun to celebrate the victory, and San Diego won 13-3, giving the home fans a second consecutive win. San Diego’s season record was 37-39 (0.487).
While San Diego is trying to win its third game in a row against Washington on the 25th, Matt Waldron, a ‘knuckleballer’ with no experience in the big leagues, has been given the starting job.
Waldron, who plays against Josiah Gray, was nominated by the Cleveland Guardians in the 18th round of the 2019 draft, and wore a San Diego uniform through a trade in November 2020. His minor league record (4 seasons) was 73 games, 329⅔ innings, 13 wins, 24 losses, and an ERA of 5.32.
Worldlon was recording an average ERA of 7.02 with 1 win, 6 losses in 14 games, 66⅔ innings, at El Paso, a Triple A team affiliated with San Diego this year.