Kim “Awesome Kim” Ha-seong (27, San Diego Padres) injured his shoulder while rushing home during the game.
Kim was starting at first base and batting second for the San Diego Padres against the Texas Rangers in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) Baseball World Series at Petco Park in San Diego, California, U.S., on Aug. 31 (Tuesday) when he suffered the bad news in the third inning.
In his first at-bat of the inning, he drew a walk off Texas starter Cody Bradford and stole second base to continue his recent momentum.
But the third inning, with the score tied 0-0, was a problem. After an infield single, he advanced to third on a Juan Soto walk and a Manny Machado single to right.
He then tried to tag up on Xander Bogaerts’ sacrifice fly to center field, gritted his teeth and raced home.
Kim made a head-first slide to avoid the catcher, and his right hand slammed into the catcher’s knee.
The impact seemed to be on his right shoulder. Kim clutched his right shoulder in pain.
Despite the pain, he remained focused. While the catcher missed the throw, he crawled over and hit home plate with his right hand to score.
After the game, Kim walked to the dugout with his right shoulder in a sling and was replaced by Mashu Batten in the fourth inning.
Kim finished the day 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored, raising his season batting average from .277 to .279. San Diego won 5-3.
“He had an impact in his shoulder,” San Diego manager Bob Melvin told MLB.com after the game, “I don’t think he’ll be able to play tomorrow, 카지노사이트넷 but I don’t think it’s anything serious. We’ll have to check him every day.”