Praise poured in for Ha-seong Kim (27, San Diego Padres), who scored the final blow with an accurate hit in a ball count that was unfavorable to batters.메이저놀이터
The San Diego Union-Tribune, an American media, focused on Kim Ha-sung’s performance while reporting the news of the match between San Diego and Arizona Diamondbacks, which ended at Petco Park in San Diego, USA on the 19th (Korean time).
The media described Kim Ha-seong as ‘San Diego’s savior this season’.
Ha-seong Kim hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs at the end of the 8th inning, breaking the balance of 0 with 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base. Ha-seong Kim, who watched the slider for the first pitch, which was judged to be a strike, threw his bat at the manned ball for the second pitch slider. After that, he accurately hit the slider coming towards the zone again, creating a heavy hit.
The media introduced that Kim Ha-seong’s batting average in the 2-strike situation was 0.244, which is the 6th highest record among all hitters in the National League.
Manager Bob Melvin praised Ha-seong Kim for his excellent ability to hit balls in play in relation to his ability to stay focused even in a two-strike situation. “We’ve seen him make awkward swings on breaking balls and hit balls in play,” he said.
Manager Melvin also praised Kim Ha-sung’s defense, saying, “If you use him as an outfielder, he will do just as well.”
“He is a good defender with excellent instincts. Even though he doesn’t play as a third baseman often, he plays his own when he comes out as a third baseman. He handles the ball well and has good quickness. No matter which position he puts in, he does his part.”
San Diego defeated Arizona 4-0 that day. After Kim Ha-seong hit the final two runs in the bottom of the 8th inning, Fernando Tatis Jr., who entered the plate, hit a two-run home run to decide the game. With this victory, San Diego continued its hopes of advancing to the National League postseason.
Tatis Jr. credited the victory to Kim Ha-sung. “He’s been great today as he has been all season. He’s one of the best players in the league.”