Ha-seong Kim (27) of the MLB San Diego Padres hit the first home run of the demonstration game.
Kim Ha-seong started as the 8th batter second baseman in the 2022 American Professional Baseball Major League demonstration game against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium in Arizona, USA on the 5th (Korean time) and made an outstanding performance with 2 hits and 4 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including a 3-run home run. did.
Kim Ha-seong, who entered the first at bat in the 2nd inning, 1 company and 3 base situation, hit a RBI and tripled against Dane Dunning, a mixed-race Korean player, for three consecutive games.
Kim Ha-seong, who raised the feeling of hitting, hit a three-run homer in the third inning by pushing the outside fastball of DJ McCarthy, a changed pitcher in Texas, in second and third base in the third inning.
It was Kim Ha-seong’s first home run in an exhibition match this season and his first home run in an MLB demonstration game.
Kim Ha-seong did not record a home run in 19 games last year.
Ha-seong Kim, who stepped down by striking out in the 5th and 7th innings, was substituted in the 8th inning and finished the game.
Kim Ha-seong, who recorded a multi-hit (2 hits or more in a game) for the first time in 8 days since the 28th of last month, rose from 0.320 to 0.345 (10 hits in 29 at-bats).
CJ Abrams, who competed for the spot at shortstop Kim Ha-sung, started as the second batter shortstop and recorded no hits in three at-bats.
Abrams, born in 2000, is batting 0.324 (11 hits in 34 at-bats) in this year’s demonstration game.
In the match, with Kim Ha-seong’s performance, San Diego won 11-5 over Texas.
In Texas, Andi Ibanez (2) and Marcus Simeon (1), a ‘transfer student’ worked together with 3 home runs, but lost as the starting Dunning collapsed with 2 innings and 5 runs.