‘Awesome Kim’ is back! Ha-Seong Kim explodes with multiple hits in 9G, SD wins 12-2

Awesome Kim is back. Thanks to Ha-seong Kim’s performance, San Diego achieved a huge victory.

Ha-seong Kim started as the second hitter and shortstop in the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Petco Park in San Diego, USA on the 25th (Korean time) and recorded 2 hits and 3 runs in 5 at-bats.

Ha-Seong Kim, who had been silent (3 walks) in the previous game with no hits, caught fire by not only notching a hit in 2 games, but also having multiple hits in 9 games since the game against the Houston Astros on the 9th.

On this day, San Diego consisted of Sander Bogaerts (designated hitter), Ha-seong Kim (shortstop), Juan Soto (left fielder), Fernando Tatis Jr. (right fielder), Luis Campusano (catcher), Garrett Cooper (first baseman), and Matthew Batten (second baseman). -Egui Rosario (third baseman) -Jose Asoka (center fielder) formed the batting lineup in that order. The starting pitcher was Michael Waka. 

St. Louis put Drew Rom on the mound. The batting lineup is Las Numba (center fielder) – Tommy Edman (second baseman) – Paul Goldschmidt (designated hitter) – Jordan Walker (right fielder) – Rich Palacios (left fielder) – Luken Baker (first baseman) – Ivan Herrera (catcher) – It was followed by Irving Lopez (third baseman) and Macin Winn (shortstop).

Kim Ha-seong, who took his first at-bat in the first inning with no outs and no outs on second base, hit a high 5-pitch fastball in a 2-ball-2-strike situation and sent the ball toward right field.

At this time, St. Louis right fielder Jordan Walker made a defensive error by missing the ball and luckily got on base. Ha-seong Kim advanced to second base. The official record was recorded as a defensive error in right field. Next, it was Kim Ha-seong who scored a run by hitting home on Juan Soto’s 3-run home run.

In the second at-bat of the second inning, he also reached base due to an opponent’s defensive error. Ha-seong Kim, who hit a ground ball to third base with two outs and runners on third base, reached first base with a bad throw from St. Louis third baseman Irving Lopez. At this time, Sander Bogaerts, who was the runner on third base, hit home, and Ha-seong Kim advanced to second base. However, this was also recorded as an opponent’s defensive error and was not specified as Kim Ha-seong’s RBI.

In the 4th inning, he hit a big long ball. With 1 out and no runners, the ball count was 2 balls and 1 strike, and he hit a sinker on the 4th pitch, hitting a double to left field. Afterwards, Soto hit home with a double.

In the 5th inning, he hit a strong slider with 2 balls and 2 strikes, but it was caught in the shortstop’s glove and remained a straight hit.

In the 7th inning, he served as the leadoff hitter and reached base with a clean hit to right, completing his multi-hit performance.토토사이트

Ha-seong Kim’s season batting average increased from 0.264 to 0.266. OPS is 0.766.

On this day, the San Diego batting lineup had 18 hits and 2 home runs. Soto went 3-for-5 with 1 home run, 4 RBIs, and 2 runs scored along with his 33rd home run of the season, and Luis Campusano also had a 3-hit game. Jose Ajocar hit his second home run of the season. In addition to Ha-seong Kim, Bogaerts, Fernando Tatis Jr., Matthew Batton, and Eddie Rosario also created multi-hits.

San Diego starting pitcher Michael Waka earned his 13th win of the season by pitching 7 innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts, and 2 runs. Next, the bullpen team led by Rich Hill (1 inning of no runs) and Jose Espada (1 inning of no runs) solidified the victory.

Although it has become difficult for San Diego to advance to the postseason, they are showing great momentum in the last minute. They show an upward trend with 9 wins and 1 loss in the last 10 games. With a season record of 77 wins and 79 losses, they are on the verge of a 0.500 winning percentage.

On the other hand, St. Louis’ starting pitcher Drew Rome recorded a loss, allowing 11 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, and 8 runs (6 earned) in 3.1 innings. Tommy Hyunsoo Edman played second base on this day and was silent with no hits in two at-bats. 

Meanwhile, San Diego will play a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants starting on the 26th. After a day’s rest, the season ends with the final three-game away game of the regular season against the Chicago White Sox.

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