Ha-seong Kim (28, San Diego Padres), who is constantly evolving, is now feared by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the strongest team in the National League West.
Ha-seong Kim started as second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held on the 6th (hereinafter Korean time) at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, and the team’s dramatic 8-3 with 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 point in 4 at-bats. contributed to the come-from-behind victory.
Kim Ha-seong’s hit came in the second at-bat. After two deaths in the third inning when the score was 0-2, Ryan Yarbrough’s first pitch, 86.7 miles (139 km), was hit by a sinker, and he scored a heavy hit and succeeded in hitting in 11 consecutive games. However, the follow-up, Fernando Tatis Jr., failed to advance as the center fielder stopped at the ball.
In the next at-bat, his tenacity stood out. He emerged with the lead in the sixth inning, trailing 1–3, and harassed Yarbrough by striking out five consecutive fouls. He singled out one ball after 5 consecutive fouls in the middle of a 1B-2S unfavorable count, and hit a sinker driven to the center on the 10th pitch from 2B-2S and hit it with a floating ball at first base.
In the 8th inning, where Kim Ha-seong was behind 1-3, he scored a multi-on-base streak for 13 consecutive games by picking out a walk against Yanshi Almonte, one out and first baseman. Later, when the bases were loaded due to Tatis Jr.’s walk, second baseman Kike Hernandez’s throw to first base, which came out when Juan Soto’s infield grounder, was responsible for the tying score.
San Diego defeated the Dodgers by a score of 8-3, scoring 7 runs only in the 8th inning when they were trailing 1-3. Ha-seong Kim’s pioneering eye and quick feet played a part in the big innings in the 8th inning.
After the game, MLB.com, the official major league website, criticized the Dodgers’ bullpen while praising San Diego’s concentration. Among them, Kim Ha-seong’s name was mentioned twice.
MLB.com said, “The Dodgers bullpen gave up 7 runs in the 8th inning only and collapsed.” “Director Dave Roberts appointed Almonte, one of the key relievers in the 8th inning with a 3-1 lead, but he met the San Diego lineup and struggled. couldn’t In the 8th inning, Gary Sanchez’s hit made the situation worse as he gave a walk to Kim Ha-seong and Tatis Jr., the first baseman with one out.” Ha-seong Kim did not react to the sweeper on the 6th ball at the end of the game, which actually went to a full count, putting Almonte in danger.
In the analysis of the tie situation, the name of Kim Ha-seong came out. Kim Ha-seong, who was runner on second base in the eighth inning, quickly moved to third base when Soto’s infield grounder came out, and took advantage of second baseman Hernandez’s throwing error to tie the game. 안전놀이터
MLB.com said, “Hernandez’s poor judgment made things worse. After catching a slow hit, he threw the ball into the Padres’ dugout, as if a difficult play was expected. Kim Ha-seong took advantage of this gap and ran from second base to home, returning the game to the starting point.”
The enemy general showed deep regret over the hunting of Almonte, who became a losing pitcher with 3 runs in ⅓ innings, such as giving up a walk to Kim Ha-seong. “I can’t say anything about Almonte,” Roberts said. He wasn’t really good today (6th). He seemed to have completely lost command. He wasn’t playing well,” he sighs.