“SD, fall baseball masks thanks to Kim Ha-Sung” Former backup turns offensive leader, Padres now ‘ha-sung’

In his first year in the majors, Kim Ha-Sung (28, San Diego Padres) bounced around backing up superstar infielders, but in three seasons he’s made the leap to leading the team’s offense. The American media, San Diego’s manager, and his teammates are all in a “hysterical” mood.카지노사이트

Kim started at first base and went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored in the Padres’ 4-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on Sept. 19 (KST).

After reaching base on a throwing error by shortstop Heraldo Perdomo in the first inning, Kim was thrown out trying to steal second base in the next at-bat by Fernando Tatis Jr. With the score still 0-0 in the fourth inning, he led off with a single to left field, and with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, he flied out to shortstop.

The icing on the cake was his final at-bat. With the score tied at 0-0 in the eighth, leadoff hitter Gary Sanchez walked and pinch-hitter Ben Gamel singled, but Trent Grisham calmly laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners.

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With runners on first and second, Kim took advantage of the opportunity. With an unfavorable count of 0B-2S, he took Miguel Castro’s three-pitch slider and lined it over the center field fence for a two-run double. It was the game-winning hit of the night. Kim later scored on Tatis Jr.’s wedge double.

The San Diego Union-Tribune, a local newspaper in San Diego, USA, highlighted Kim’s performance in an article titled “Kim saved the Padres” after the game.

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“Kim has been a savior for the Padres this season. If the Padres can do the impossible with 39 games to go and erase a five-game gap in the wild-card race and make it to fall ball, he will be considered the savior.” Kim is the leader of the Padres’ batting order.

He was facing an unfavorable 0B-2S count on the day, but he stayed focused and delivered the game-winning hit. The media said, “Kim could give a lecture on how to hit after two strikes. His batting average after two strikes is 2 for 4, which ranks sixth in the National League,” and praised his ability.

[Photo] Kim Ha-Sung ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)

So what’s the secret? “I took a terrible swing at a bad pitch,” Kim told the San Diego Union-Tribune, “so I had to regroup and try to make contact, and eventually I did, and it turned out well.

Kim’s dramatic finish was applauded by his teammates. San Diego superstar Tatis Jr. said, “It was amazing. He did an amazing job today, just like he’s been doing all year.”