Kim Ha-seong (28) of the San Diego Padres in the US Major League produced multi-hits in two consecutive games, continuing the climax of hitting. On the 26th (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong started as the first hitter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Pittsburgh Pirates home game held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, and recorded 2 hits and 1 steal in 5 at-bats.
Kim Ha-seong was withdrawn with a fly ball in the first at-bat and in the second at-bat at the end of the second inning, but turned the bat vigorously in the third at-bat at the end of the fifth. With San Diego leading 2-1, he came out as the lead batter and reached base with a clean hit. Even in a situation where the center of gravity was lost, the curve with a large drop falling from an unfavorable ball count to the outside low course was connected with a correct hit while accurately matching the bat.
After that, Kim Ha-seong advanced to second base with a left-handed hit by follow-up hitter Fernando Tatis Jr., then stole third base with a double steal. He managed to steal his 19th base of the season, leaving only 1 to 20 stolen bases. 스포츠토토 Ha-seong Kim also showed a good feeling in the next at-bat. In the bottom of the 7th inning with San Diego leading 2-1, he came out as the lead batter and completed a multi-hit hit with another heavy hit. Immediately after, he aimed to steal second base, but was caught by the opposing catcher’s accurate throw, and the achievement of 20 bases was postponed to the next opportunity.
The last at-bat in the bottom of the 8th inning was disappointing. He sent a long-hit ball to the outfield, but was caught on the warning track as it headed in front of the center fielder. Kim Ha-seong raised his season batting average from 0.270 to 0.272 (88 hits in 323 at-bats) by adding two hits that day. With 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 2 homers, 3 walks, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored, he continued his batting pace with multiple hits for two days in a row.
In the 2021 season, the first year of entering the big league, he struggled in hitting with a batting average of 0.202 (54 hits in 267 at bats), but after succeeding in adapting with a batting average of 0.251 (130 hits in 517 at bats) last year, he is showing off a more mature offense this year, the third year. San Diego also ended its losing streak by beating Pittsburgh 5-1 thanks to Kim Ha-sung’s performance and stability on the mound. Pittsburgh’s Choi Ji-man played as a pinch hitter in the top of the 7th inning, but was struck out. Choi Ji-man’s season batting average also fell from 0.186 to 0.183 (11 hits in 61 at-bats).