Kim Ha-seong overcame the difficult flow of 3 strikeouts and produced hits, contributing greatly to the victory of the San Diego Padres.

On the 8th (hereinafter Korean time), Ha-seong Kim started as a shortstop and hitter 7 in the 2023 Major League Seattle Mariners home match held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, and recorded 1 hit and 1 point in 5 at-bats.

The bad flow of silence that started the day before (7th) continued. If there was no luck in the previous game, it was helpless against the Seattle mound until the middle of the game. However, Kim Ha-seong, who had been bowing his head with three strikeouts, produced a hit in his fourth at-bat, and his batting average of 0.247 slightly decreased to 0.246.

It seemed that the game was not going well. Ha-seong Kim faced Seattle starter George Kirby in the first at-bat with one out and first base at the end of the second inning with a 1-0 lead. Ha-seong Kim led the game to 6 pitches, but Kirby’s ball was not even cut, and he struck out with a miss on a high fastball outside 96.4 miles (about 155.1 km).

The silence continued even as most batters in San Diego pounded Kirby. Kim Ha-seong once again stepped into the plate at the scoring opportunity with 2 outs 1st and 3rd base at the end of the 3rd inning when he ran to 4-0. And this time, Kirby’s 4th pitch 96.6 miles (about 155.5 km) outside the high-fat ball once again followed the bat and struck out.

Even after Kirby’s early gratification, there was no change in flow. Ha-seong Kim faced the changed pitcher Matt Brash at the end of the 5th inning with a 5-0 lead on first and second base. While Kim Ha-seong was playing against Brash, a wild fight occurred, and all runners advanced one base, creating chances for second and third base. However, Ha-seong Kim could not even make a ground ball or sacrifice fly, and bowed his head to the slider that flowed outward on the 5th pitch.

After being struck out for the third time by Brash as if the game was not going well, Ha-seong Kim threw back his head and couldn’t hide his frustration. It was natural for him to express his disappointment in a situation where his performance, including his recent sense of hitting, was on the rise, and all hitters except himself and Trent Grisham were exploding.

He finally got a hit after striking out three. In the fourth at-bat at the end of the 7th inning, Kim Ha-seong played against Chris Flexen, one of the KBO league’s ‘reverse exports’. Kim Ha-seong, who had been crying over the ball on the outside course in the previous at-bat, properly attacked Flexen’s first ball 91.5 miles (about 147.3 km) outside fastball, and this time, he cut off the flow of no-hits by pulling out hits that fell in the left-middle direction.

Kim Ha-seong, who managed to get on base, stepped on second base with Grisham’s walk, and after advancing to third base with Flexen’s wild throw, Tatis Jr.’s ground ball from shortstop Kim Ha-seong made a wedge by digging home. Kim Ha-seong completed all of his duties at bat as he retired with a shortstop ground ball in the last at-bat in the 8th inning.

San Diego bombed the Seattle mound. All players except Grisham produced hits, and all players named in the starting lineup successfully reached base. In particular, Juan Soto showed off a one-man show with 5 hits, 4 RBIs and 1 point in 5 at-bats. The five hits were the most hits in a game in Soto’s career.

It was a one-sided match. San Diego took the lead in the game from the start, with Matt Carpenter scoring the first run in the bottom of the second inning with a run on third base. San Diego went on to open the gap to 4-0 in the 3rd inning with 2 outs on 1st and 2nd base.토토사이트

In San Diego, riding the flow, Soto added a run in the 4th, and in the 5th, Alfonso Rivas scored 1 RBI, and Soto scored another 2 runs to run away to 7-0. Ha-seong Kim, who had been silent all along, also contributed to the score. In San Diego, Tatis Jr. scored 1 point with a ground ball in the 7th inning, created by Kim Ha-seong’s hit, and Soto put a wedge in the victory. The San Diego mound gave 3 points in the 8th inning, but it had no effect on the victory and avenged the loss the previous day by winning 10-3.

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