Kim Ha-sung 28, San Diego Padres showed a good defense parade this time following a grand slam the previous day 22nd, making home fans gathered at Petco Park enthusiastic. 스포츠토토
Kim Ha-sung started as the first batter and third baseman in a home game against the Miami Marlins in the 2023 Major League Baseball ML at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on the 23rd and recorded one hit and one strikeout in four at-bats. The season’s batting average remained at 0.280, while the OPS on-base percentage + slugging percentage decreased from 0.819 to 0.816 on-base percentage.
Kim Ha-sung, who turned his home stadium Petco Park into a frenzy with his first Major League Grand Slam the previous day. As if to guess the aftermath, many fans waited in line at the Kim Ha-sung bubblehead distribution event held outside Petco Park before the match. Inside the stadium, the 2023 Heart & Hustle Award ceremony was held, with a total of 43,430 spectators congratulating Kim Ha-sung and praising local reporters. The Heart and Hustle Award is selected by MLBPA and is given to active players who best embodiment the passion for the game and the value, spirit and tradition of baseball. The final winner will be decided through a vote of former and current players in November, when the season ends, and Kim Ha-sung was selected as the representative of San Diego on the 4th.
Al Scott of the San Diego local newspaper East Village Times said, It is impossible not to love Kim Ha-sung, while Jeff Saunders of the San Diego Union-Tribune said, Warm support continued for Kim Ha-sung, who came out of the ground to stretch. Today is only his bubblehead daisy, but these days, every night seems to be Kim Ha-sung Day,” he praised.
In front of such fans, Kim Ha-sung once again showed a fantastic defensive parade by hitting an iron wall in the space between third base and shortstop. On the other hand, partner Xander Bogartz’s defense was unstable. Bogartz signed an 11-year, $280 million about 375 billion won FA contract with San Diego this season and pushed Kim Ha-sung to second base. In the top of the third inning, Jake Berger’s grounder hit to first base with one out and runners on first and second bases, causing a run.
Kim Ha-sung showed a defense that brought Bogartz to his senses. In the top of the seventh inning, John Berti’s hit with one out without a runner was a slow ground ball that could be an infield hit. Kim Ha-sung caught the ball with his bare hands and threw it immediately, making Bertie a close game that was difficult to guarantee safe. The final decision was safe on first base, but Petco Park was applauded.
Bogartz also showed a good defense. Soon after, Solaire’s ball headed to his right side, he attempted a diving catch and threw it to first base to catch the runner. Araez’s subsequent ball was also caught and thrown to first base, raising the out count, blocking the seventh inning without losing a point. It was a defense to make up for the previous mistake.
It was somewhat difficult in batting.k.a. in batting. The starting pitcher Kim Ha-sung faced was Jesus Luzardo, who threw a fast four-seam fastball of 96.8 miles per hour about 155.8km on average. On the same day, the slowest four-seam fastball against Kim Ha-sung was a tricky pitcher with a speed of 96.6 miles per hour about 155.5km. In his first at-bat in the first inning, he hit the first pitch and stepped down with a fly ball to center field. In his second at-bat in the third inning, he hit a slider that fell low to the outside after a full count match and was treated as a fly ball to the second baseman.
Kim Ha-sung produced a hit. With one out in the sixth inning, when San Diego was trailing 0-3, Kim Ha-sung again rolled up a low-falling first-ball slider. The ball flew at a speed of 97.6 miles per hour about 157 kilometers and became a clean hit that fell to the center of the outfield. However, Fernando Tatis Jr. stole second base on a full count at the time of his at-bat and was caught leisurely by Miami catcher Portes, experiencing his eighth failure of the season.
Meanwhile, San Diego lost 0-3 after being completely crushed by Luzardo’s six innings of two hits, one walk, seven strikeouts and no runs. The batters had only three hits, including Kim Ha-sung’s hit, and starter Blake Snell pitched well with six hits one home run, two walks, eight strikeouts and three runs in six innings, but recorded his ninth loss 10 wins.
Miami scored the first point in the top of the third inning when Jorge Solaire hit a solo home run over the middle wall with one out. Araez and Josh Bell then took a chance with one out and runners on first and second base with consecutive hits, and Bogartz threw a bad pitch to first base and allowed one more run. Kim Ha-sung caught the ground ball at Garcia and threw it to first base, but the third baseman failed to stop the score.