San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong showed off a multi-on-base game in 15 consecutive games, standing shoulder to shoulder with the ‘legend’ Suzuki Ichiro. If you play a multi-on-base game in the game on the 9th, you will write a ‘new history’ from Asia.
On the 8th (hereinafter Korean time), Ha-seong Kim started as a third baseman, a batter number one, and a first baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA.
Now, it would be strange if he didn’t get a hit even for a day. After Ha-seong Kim played his first “multi-home run” game in his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 25th of last month, his sense of hitting is exploding. Ha-seong Kim had a 12-game hitting streak until the previous day (7th), and he succeeded in extending his record to 13 games. More noteworthy than his 13-game hitting streak was his multiple on-base record.
Starting with the confrontation with the Detroit Tigers on the 23rd of last month, Ha-seong Kim showed a total of 14 consecutive multi-on-base matches until the previous day, rising to second place in history after Asian major leaguer ‘legend’ Ichiro Suzuki (2007, 15 games), From the beginning, he recorded multi-hits and succeeded in standing side by side with Ichiro. And Kim Ha-seong raised his season batting average from 0.287 to 0.288 based on multi-hits, and he was about to enter the 30% with no 10 players in the 30 major league clubs.
Kim Ha-seong stood side by side with ‘3089 Hits’ legend Ichiro Suzuki Ha-seong
Kim faced 0-0 in the first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning. When Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin’s 4th pitch 92.4 mile (approximately 148.8 km) four-seam fastball drove into the middle of the strike zone, he hit the bat without hesitation. pushed out The ball hit by Kim Ha-seong reached the speed of 98.1 miles (approximately 157.8 km) and flew a whopping 363 feet (approximately 110.6 m). If the batted ball was directed to left or right field, it could have led to a home run, but despite hitting a home run-like ball as it headed toward the center wall, he was dismissed as a fly ball to center field.
The regret of the first at-bat was alleviated in the second at-bat. At the end of the 3rd inning, with a 2-0 lead, Kim Ha-seong attacked Gonsolin’s first pitch slider this time from first base, and scored a hit to the left field, continuing a 13-game hitting streak. And Kim Ha-seong scored a goal by stepping home on a two-run double by Fernando Tatis Jr., the follow-up hitter.
The moment I stood side by side with the ‘legendary’ Ichiro was in the bottom of the 5th inning. Kim Ha-seong, who started as the lead batter, held out his bat to Gonsolin’s slider in the third at-bat as in the previous at-bat, and pulled out a hit that landed in front of the center fielder. With this, Kim Ha-seong is on par with Ichiro’s 15 consecutive multi-on-base records, the most in Asia, set by Ichiro in 2007 when he was with the Seattle Mariners.
After recording a multi-hit, there were no more hits. In the fourth at-bat with no runners and no runners at the bottom of the 7th inning, where Kim Ha-seong trailed 6-13, he faced off with Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly and played a 4-pitch game, but struck out on a swing with a 100.8 mile (approximately 162.2km) four-seam fastball. In the last at-bat in the bottom of the 9th inning, the first baseman had a floating ball and finished the game with 2 hits in 5 at-bats.
There was no hit after the transfer, but another outstanding pioneer Ji-man Choi, who
left Pittsburgh and wore a San Diego uniform before the major league trade deadline on August 2, went on a sortie with Ha-seong Kim against the Dodgers on the 5th. This is the second joint sortie since Bae Ji-hwan and Choi Ji-man started together in Pittsburgh. In his first appearance in his San Diego debut, Choi Ji-man took two walks and scored two points, showing off his ‘strength’, the pioneering ability. And this shone once again in the game on the 8th.
Choi Ji-man, who started as first baseman and batsman number 7 along with Kim Ha-seong, took the lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning with a score of 0-0. In San Diego, the follow-up hitter, Luis Campusano, hit the slider on the second pitch against Dodgers starter Gonsolin at first base, which was created by Choi Ji-man’s walk, and scored the first two-run home run.
He got off to a good start in his first at-bat, but his first hit after the transfer never came. In the second at-bat at the bottom of the 4th inning with no runners out, Choi Ji-man withdrew with a pop fly to the third baseman, and stayed with a floating ball to the right fielder in the third at-bat with a chance to score 1 out and 2nd base at the end of the 6th inning with a score of 5-14. And in the last at-bat in the bottom of the 9th inning, he was replaced by pinch hitter Matthew Batten and finished the game with 2 at-bats, no hits, 1 walk and 1 run.
A shocking come-from-behind loss that failed to even keep a 5-point lead
On this day, San Diego bombed the Dodgers mound from the beginning of the game. After taking a chance with Choi’s only walk in the bottom of the 3rd inning, Campusano hit a two-run home run to take the lead, and San Diego got on the trend. Tatis Jr. was all runners on 1st and 2nd base, with Trent Grisham and Kim Ha-sung making consecutive hits. , and Manny Machado traded a run for his out to open the gap to 5-0. But the joy didn’t last long.
San Diego starter Seth Lugo, who was cruising, could not keep the 5-point support, and the flow of the game passed to the Dodgers. After Freddie Freeman got a hit in the 4th inning for the Dodgers, Max Muncy acted as a ‘link’ with a walk. Afterwards, starting with David Peralta, Jason Heyward and Miguel Rojas pulled out timely hits to chase San Diego to 5-4, and Mookie Betts exploded a come-from-behind grand slam, and the victory turned to the Dodgers.안전놀이터
The Dodgers’ scoring streak continued. The Dodgers ran away with a 5-9 lead in the top of the 6th inning when Kike Hernandez hit the Dodgers’ first comeback with a home run. Even after that, the Dodgers took advantage of James Outman’s walk, Rojas’ hit, and Freeman’s automatic intentional 4th pitch to get the bases loaded, Will Smith-Muncy’s consecutive timely hits, and Peralta’s sacrifice fly added 4 more runs to win the game 5-14. Caught.
In San Diego, which seemed to catch the mood at the beginning with the third inning exploding, Tatis Jr. scored 3 RBIs with 2 out on 2nd base at the bottom of the 6th inning, and Campusano drew the second arch of the day in the bottom of the 9th inning. It wasn’t easy to find. In the end, San Diego failed to score in the remaining innings and fell to its knees 7-13, recording a losing series with 1 win and 3 losses in 4 consecutive matches with the Dodgers.