[스포츠한국 이정철 기자] Ha-seong Kim (27, San Diego Padres) swept 3 hits in the second game of the 2023 season. It is Kim Ha-seong, who boasts an impressive feeling at the beginning of the season.
Ha-seong Kim started as the 7th hitter and second baseman in the 2023 MLB home game against the Colorado Rockies held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 1st (hereafter Korean time) and scored 3 hits and 1 run in 3 at-bats..
Kim Ha-seong, who had one hit in the opener, raised his batting average to 0.571 (4 hits in 7 at-bats) for the season.
Ha-seong Kim got his first at-bat of the day with two outs in the bottom of the second inning. He attacked the opponent starting pitcher Kyle Freeland’s two-ball slider and hit a heavy double. The subsequent shot failed to score.
Kim Ha-seong, who gained momentum, hit Freeland’s slider again in his second at-bat after one run in the bottom of the 5th inning and pulled out a double in right field. In the second at-bat, he recorded a hit with two doubles.
Ha-seong Kim took his third at-bat as the leadoff batter in the bottom of the 8th inning. This time, the third-baseman drew a slider from opposing bullpen pitcher Brad Hand and scored a left-handed hit. He completed his first three-hit game of the season.
In the continuing attack, Kim Ha-seong, who advanced to third on Trent Grisham’s walk and Jose Azocar’s sacrifice bunt, stepped home on Zander Bogatz’s 1st RBI sacrifice fly. It was San Diego’s only goal that day.
Despite Ha-sung Kim’s outstanding performance, San Diego suffered two straight losses in the opener, bowing to Colorado 1-4. However, I was able to confirm Kim Ha-sung’s impressive feeling.
Kim Ha-seong, who reached the National League final on the Gold Glove shortlist last year. This year, from the start, it shows a fierce shot. Attention is focused on whether Ha-seong Kim, who had a good start to the season, can be reborn as a top-class outfield player in ball and number in the 2023 season.
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