Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego) showed a perfect appearance in defense, although the hit streak ended.
On the 4th (Korean time), in the 2023 Major League Cincinnati Reds home match held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, Ha-seong Kim started as a 3rd baseman 7 times and recorded 3 at-bats, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 1 point. His season batting average dropped from 0.228 to 0.221.
The previous day (3rd), Kim Ha-seong played shortstop and played 2 at-bats, 1 hit, 2 walks and 3 on base. On this day, he was in charge of third base defense.
Although he did not hit, he played a watertight defense.
Ha-seong Kim scored in his first at-bat. At the end of the second inning, Kim Ha-seong, who entered the plate from first base safely, walked out after a full count game. Sullivan’s timely double hit at 1st and 2nd base continued. At this time, Ha-seong Kim ran quickly and succeeded in stepping on the groove.
At the end of the 4th inning, when the team was leading 2-0, Kim Ha-seong got his second at-bat on first base. This time, it was a full count match. On the sixth pitch, he hit a 93.4 mph (about 150 km) four-seam fastball but got stuck in the infield. He came off as a shortstop float.
Afterwards, he hit a two-run four against pitcher Young, who had been replaced by Sullivan, and took a 4-0 lead.
Kim Ha-seong came out as the lead batter in the 6th inning. He hit an 82.8 miles (about 133 km) slider on the fourth pitch from pitcher Buck Palmer, who changed the ball count from 1-2, but it was only a ground ball to second base.
However, San Diego’s batting line continued to explode. A hit by Trent Grisham and a walk by Tatis Jr. made the bases loaded with two runs, and Juan Soto’s sweeping double came out. The score was 7-1.
Kim Ha-seong had an RBI opportunity in his fourth at-bat. This time too, they fought hard. In the bottom of the 7th inning, he faced Casey Regumina on first and second base. On the ball count of 2-2, he hit fouls twice in a row and harassed him. Then, a high ball came in on the 6th pitch. Another 7th pitch cut. Kim Ha-seong aimed for a 94.5 mile four-seam fastball on the 8th pitch, but failed to hit the bat. He struck out on a swing and withdrew.
Kim Ha-seong played a perfect defense. At the top of the second inning, with one out and one on first base, Nick Senzel caught the batted ball. It was a ball that fell on the line, but Kim Ha-seong caught it with a backhand and threw it to first base. That means he blocked the long hit.
The lake rain continued. In the top of the 5th inning, Jonathan India caught a ground ball and quickly spread it to second base. The third baseman, second baseman, and first baseman were connected by double batting.
In the top of the 6th inning, 1 company and 1 base also blocked Senzel. Senzel jumped the well-received ball and treated it as a straight hit. It was a whopping 98.7 miles (158 km) fast hit. Because it was that fast, Kim Ha-seong was shaking his hands and enduring the pain.스포츠토토
San Diego kept the lead until the end and won 7-1, avenging the previous day’s loss. The winning series was also secured, marking 17 wins and 15 losses. On the other hand, Cincinnati failed to make a winning streak and went 13-18.
San Diego starter Seth Lugo pitched 6 innings, 7 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 1 run. Achieved the 3rd win of the season.
On the other line, Sullivan showed great success with 2 hits (1 home run) and 4 RBIs in 4 at-bats. Leadoff Grisham also contributed with three hits.