Kim’s angry kicks at the bucket → substitutions after injuries → self-pity after losses… “KIM fault not only” SD to be more bitter

토토사이트My overconfidence led to this outcome. My play affected the outcome today (the team lost) and I take great responsibility for my actions and mistakes. It’s a play that won’t happen again in the future.”

Kim Ha-seong (29, San Diego Padres), who scored the game-winning run on Thurman’s double, expressed remorse and apology after his angry kicking led to injury and substitution. While local media in the United States published Kim’s apology, they were more bitter about another play by San Diego.

The San Diego Union-Tribune published Kim’s interview on Aug. 8 (KST), saying, “San Diego’s three-game winning streak was snapped as the Padres remained winless in eight overtime games this season.”

The Padres lost 5-7 in 10 extra innings to the New York Mets in their 2023 Major League Baseball home game at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA. Kim started at first base and second base, going 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base.

Kim’s seventh-inning single was one of San Diego’s few chances to win the game. He was facing Brooks Railey, formerly of the KBO’s Lotte Giants. Kim crushed the first pitch he saw from Railey to the far wall in left field. A double was a sure thing. But left fielder Tommy Pham fumbled the ball once, and Kim took off for third.

The ball was faster than his feet. Mets third baseman Luis Guillorme waited for him and tried to make the glove tag. Kim slid and twisted to make what appeared to be a narrow escape, but replays showed that his body came off the base and he was clearly out. Juan Soto followed with a double, ending the Dodgers’ chances of a comeback.San Diego replaced Ha-Sung Kim with Lugned Odor to start the ninth inning. It was suspected to be an ejection, but it was revealed after the game that he had a toe injury. San Diego reporter A.J. Casabell wrote on social media, “Kim kicked a water bottle in the dugout after being thrown out at third base. He thought it was empty, but it was full of water and he injured his right big toe and had to leave the game.”

He told the San Diego Union-Tribune, “He thought Pam was trying to slow the ball down, so he ran to third base. I thought Guillorme pushed me at third base,” he said.

The San Diego Union-Tribune focused more on the other end of the spectrum, saying, “Kim’s throw to first base wasn’t the only error that ended the streak in front of a sellout crowd of 42,712.” San Diego starter Darvish Yu looked less than ace that day, giving up three or more runs for the fourth straight game. Darvish allowed a hit in every inning except the second, giving up three runs on seven hits, three walks, one hit-by-pitch, and four strikeouts in five innings. His ERA jumped from 4.10 in June to 4.87 in one month.

In extra innings, the bullpen was constantly shaky. In the 10th inning, Tom Cosgrove collapsed with three runs (two earned) on two hits in ⅔ of an inning, and reliever Brent Honeywell couldn’t put out the fire with one run on one hit in ⅓ of an inning with one strikeout. San Diego’s bullpen hasn’t been bad this season with a 3.78 ERA (10th in the league), but it has struggled in close games. As a result, they’ve lost eight games in extra innings.

Even San Diego manager Bob Melvin, who didn’t have much to say about Kim’s pinch-hitting and starting Darvish, said, “That’s the thing. Four runs in the 10th inning is a loss you can’t come back from,” was his only expression of disappointment.