Impregnable wall on third base for two days in a row’ Kim Ha-seong did it, 2 RBI final blows exploded! Beyond Choo Shin-soo, Korea’s MVP is not a dream of a new history

Kim Ha-seong (27, San Diego Padres) played a big role in both offense and defense, clearly appealing his presence.

On the 19th (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong played as the first batter and third baseman in the 2023 major league confrontation with the Arizona Diamondbacks held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, and scored 1 hit and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats. He maintained a batting average of 0.281 for the season. OPS dropped from 0.813 to 0.810.

San Diego has Kim Ha-seong (third baseman) – Fernando Tatis Jr. (right fielder) – Juan Soto (left fielder) – Manny Machado (designated hitter) – Xander Bogaerts (shortstop) – Jake Cronenworth (second baseman) – Gary Sanchez (catcher) – Garrett Cooper (1st baseman) – Trent Grisham (center fielder) lined up the batting order. Starting pitcher Seth Lugo.

Arizona: Corbin Carroll (right fielder) – Ketel Marte (2nd baseman) – Tommy Pham (left fielder) – Christian Walker (1st baseman) – Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (DH) – Jace Peterson (3rd baseman) – Alec Thomas ( Center fielder), Moreno (catcher), and Geraldo Ferdomo (shortstop). The starting pitcher is Braden Pott.

Ha-seong Kim succeeded in getting on base from the first at-bat. Luck followed. Kim Ha-seong, who entered the plate at the end of the first inning, hit Brandon Pott’s 84.6 mile sweeper in the 5th pitch, but it was in front of the shortstop. However, shortstop Heraldo Ferdomo’s throw was high, so Kim Ha-seong lived on first base.카지노

The second at-bat was disappointing. Kim Ha-seong, who came out as the lead hitter at the end of the 4th inning, kicked up an 83.3 mile sweeper that fell low on the 4th pitch of the pot, but could not reach far. He retired with a fly ball to left field.

Ha-seong Kim hit the 81.3 mile curve in the 5th pitch of the pot in the bottom of the 6th inning with 2 outs, still 0-0, but this time it was also short. He was limited to a shortstop fly ball.

However, Ha-seong Kim’s presence shone in the second half of the game. Defend first. In the top of the 7th inning, he quickly rushed and caught Ferdomo’s sacrifice bunt at first base, and then sprayed it straight to second base to catch the preceding runner. Scott Barrow blocked the follow-up and ended the inning well.

Then San Diego rallied. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Soto hit a double with one out to create a scoring opportunity for the first time on the day. With Machado’s walk and Bogatz’s strikeout, the situation became 2nd, 1st and 2nd base. Cronenworth responded well, but failed to score as he was caught in the left fielder’s lake rain.

The highlight was episode 8. Sanchez, the lead batter, got on base with a hit ball. Next, pinch hitter Ben Gamel put in a sacrifice bunt, but both runners survived due to an error by the first baseman. Then, Grisham’s sacrifice bunt made it 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base. Ha-seong Kim appeared here. Petco Park is getting hot. Against Miguel Castro, the ball count was 0-2, but he hit the 83.6 mile slider well on the third pitch and scored two RBIs on time. And Tatis Jr. hit the two run four and put a wedge in the game. The score was 4-0.

Starter Lugo pitched well with 5 hits, 3 walks and 9 strikeouts in 6 innings, but was unable to become a winning pitcher due to the silence of the other line. His ERA for the season was 3.92.

Before the game, Ha-seong Kim ranked 5th in the midterm rankings of this year’s Major League MVP competition evaluated by the US sports media ‘ESPN”s self-developed ranking program AX (Award Index). For two days in a row, he perfected the defense of the third baseman and hit the final stroke. 

With this momentum, a new history can be written in the Korean MVP voting rankings, surpassing Choo Shin-soo (40, SSG). Choo Shin-soo ranked 14th with 9 points in the American League (AL) MVP voting as a member of Cleveland in 2010, and ranked 12th with 23 points in the NL MVP category as a member of Cincinnati in 2013.

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