At Petco Park, home of the Major League Baseball (MLB) San Diego Padres, cheering for two Korean big league hitters resounded for two days in a row.
In the home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Petco Park on the 6th (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong and Choi Ji-man started as second baseman, number 1 hitter, and number 7 designated hitter, respectively. This is Choi Ji-man’s second sortie after moving the team from the Pittsburgh Pirates to San Diego.
Kim Ha-seong went 4 at-bats, 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 run, continuing the streak of 11 consecutive hits and 13 consecutive multi-on-base (two or more on-base in one game).메이저사이트
Kim Ha-seong, who struck out on a swing in the first inning, scored a clean heavy hit in the third inning with no runners out and two out. It is a hit in 11 consecutive games since the Pittsburgh Pirates match on the 25th of last month. Kim Ha-seong came out as the lead batter in the 6th inning and showed his true self, ranking 3rd overall in the major leagues (4.37) in the number of pitches per at-bat even though he was withdrawn due to a fly ball from first baseman. He was relentless in kicking all pitches across the strike zone, forcing opponent left-hander bullpen Ryan Yarbrough to throw 10 pitches. Yarbrough, who had nearly 60 pitches, was eventually replaced after facing only two more batters before completing the inning.
Kim Ha-seong laid the foundation for a big inning (more than 4 runs in 1 inning) by going on base with a walk against Yanshi Almonte, the fourth pitcher of the Dodgers, in the 8th inning when San Diego was trailing 1-3. It is a multi-on-base streak of 13 consecutive games since the Detroit Tigers match on the 23rd of last month.
San Diego tied the game 3-3 with Fernando Tatis Jr.’s walk, Juan Soto’s infield hit, and the opponent’s throwing error. San Diego, who succeeded in a 5-3 comeback with Manny Machado’s 2 RBI hit, Jake Cronenworth’s timely hit and Trent Grisham’s 2 RBI hit, scored 7 points in the 8th inning only and won the game 8-3.
With a season batting average of 0.286 (101 hits in 353 at-bats), as of this day, he is tied for 8th in the National League in batting average, tied for 5th in stolen bases with 24, and tied for 8th with an on-base percentage of 0.383, and is running in the top 10 in three offensive indicators.
Choi Ji-man, who played for the first time after moving to San Diego the previous day and scored 2 runs with 1 at-bat, 2 walks, struck out in his first at-bat that day and was replaced with right-handed hitter Garrett Cooper. His batting average for the season went down slightly from 0.203 to 0.200.
San Diego avenged its loss the previous day and reduced its lead against the Cincinnati Reds, the third-placed National League wild card, to three games with a record of 55-56. The Dodgers ended their four-game winning streak, but maintained first place in the National League West division with a record of 63-46, three games behind the San Francisco Giants.