San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (28) hit a good ball, but had to be satisfied with two consecutive hits.메이저놀이터
On the 17th (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong started as second baseman in the match against the Baltimore Orioles held at Petco Park, California, USA, and recorded 1 hit and 1 run in 4 at-bats. He also played cleanly on defense and contributed to San Diego’s 5-2 victory.
At the end of the third inning, Kim Ha-seong, who entered the second at-bat from first base unscathed, pushed Baltimore starting pitcher Dean Cremer’s 4-ball 91.9 mile (147.9 km) sinker to create a neat hit. His exit velocity was not fast at 92.4 miles (148.7 km), but he fell in front of right field as he flew with a clean line drive batted ball. According to Baseball Savant, an official major league statistics site, the expected batting average for this batted ball reached 8.9%. It was the third highest expected batting average among both teams in the game that day.
With this hit, Ha-seong Kim connected the chance to 1st and 3rd base safely, which led to Fernando Tatis Jr.’s tying 1 RBI, Zander Bogarts’ reverse 1 RBI, and Jake Cronenworth’s runaway 1 RBI. Kim Ha-seong scored the final goal by stepping home on Bogatz’s timely hit.
Kim Ha-seong also hit a strong ball in the 4th inning. Kremer pushed a four-seam 95 miles (152.9 km) on the second pitch and hit a fast ball with a batting speed of 99.6 miles (160.3 km), but second baseman Jordan Westbrook threw himself to catch the ball. Because the batted ball was so fast, there was no chance to make an infield hit even with Kim Ha-seong’s quick feet. The expected batting average for this batted ball was 30.1.
Kim Ha-seong, who unfortunately missed the opportunity to record a multi-hit, continued his good hitting feeling by recording hits in 2 consecutive games following the 16th match against Baltimore, 2 hits and 1 goal.
Kim Ha-seong has a batting average of .284 in 116 games this season (112 hits in 394 bats), 15 homers, 42 RBIs, 67 points, 27 stolen bases, and an OPS of .820. Recently, he has been very good at batting, so even if he records hits, there are situations where his batting average for the season drops. In this match, his batting average slightly decreased from 2.8 5 Lee to 2.8 4 Lee. However, it is also a proof that Kim Ha-seong is having a good season.
Fans are looking forward to what kind of activity Kim Ha-seong will show for the rest of the season, which continues to rise by consistently producing quality batted balls.