San Diego Kim Ha-seong and Choi Ji-man,
the 2nd Korean big leaguer starter with a beast
Ha-seong Kim succeeded in stealing bases 23 and 24…
Choo Shin-soo, the most stolen bases in a single season by a Korean
Kim Ha-seong (27) and Choi Ji-man (32),
who played in the same uniform for the first time, reached base twice each,
celebrating the formation of a Korean duo for the San Diego Padres.
Ha-seong Kim also changed the Korean Big League record for the most stolen bases in a season.
Kim Ha-seong started as the first batter and second baseman in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League home game
against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA
on the 5th (Korean time) and played an active role with 2 hits, 1 walk and 2 steals in 4 at bats. .
Choi Ji-man, also designated hitter No. 7, stepped on the ground for the first time
after moving to San Diego, getting 2 walks (no hits in 1 at-bat) and scoring 2 runs.
It is the second time in history that a Korean beast has started with the same team.
Choi Ji-man started with Bae Ji-hwan wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform in a match against the Cincinnati Reds on April 3 of this year,
setting the record for the first major league ‘starting with a Korean hitter’,
and starting with a total of 5 games in Pittsburgh. did.
On the 2nd, when Choi Ji-man was traded from Pittsburgh to San Diego,
the Pittsburgh Korean duo disbanded and the San Diego Korean duo was born.
Ha-seong Kim showed off the feeling of hitting that peaked from the first at-bat.
Kim Ha-seong, who appeared as the lead batter in the bottom of the first inning,
made a right-handed hit by lowering his body and pushing the Dodgers rookie
starting pitcher Bobby Miller’s curveball, which fell sharply on the 4th pitch.
The streak that started against Pittsburgh on July 25 has increased to 10 games.
The next hitter, Fernando Tatis Jr., retired with a fly ball to center fielder,
and Juan Soto also struck out looking. 스포츠토토
When Soto struck out, Ha-sung Kim ran to second base,
turned to the right, and touched second base to avoid the tag.
The Dodgers requested a video review, but the safe decision was upheld.
Kim Ha-seong added a base steal in two games
after the match against the Colorado Rockies on the 2nd,
and set a new record for the most stolen bases
in a season in Korean big leagues with his 23rd steal.
The previous record was 22 by Choo Shin-soo (currently SSG Landers)
with the Cleveland Indians in 2010.
Ha-seong Kim, who established himself as a ‘perfect infielder for ball, defense,
state’ in the third year of the big league,
surpassed Shin-soo Choo’s record in 13 years.
Kim Ha-seong also took the lead in the third inning,
attacking Miller’s 162 km/h sinker and hitting the left-hander,
continuing the streak of 12 consecutive multi-on-base (more than 2 on-base in one game).
It is also Kim Ha-sung’s 100th hit this season.
When Tatis Jr. stepped down with a floating ball from second baseman,
As Ha-seong Kim stole second base from Soto’s at-bat.
The record for the most stolen bases in a single season
in the Korean major leagues has also increased to 24.
Kim Ha-seong picked a walk in the 8th inning and succeeded in reaching base
for the third time that day.
Ha-seong Kim’s batting average for the season rose
from 0.284 to 0.287 (100 hits in 349 at-bats).
It Choi Ji-man could not hit, but got two walks and hit home twice.
Ji-man Choi , who struck out in the first at-bat in the second inning,
chose a walk in the fourth inning with one out and first base.
As Choi Ji-man, who reached second base on a right-handed
hit by Luis Campusano and third base on an infield grounder by Trent Grisham,
scored on Dodgers catcher Will Smith’s fastball from Kim Ha-seong’s plate.
After Choi Ji-man stepped on the home, he met Kim Ha-seong.
In the 6th inning, even with no runners out, Choi Ji-man went on base with a walk,
advanced to second base with a ball hit by Campusano,
stepped home when Grisham hit right-handed.
Choi Ji-man was replaced by pinch hitter Garrett Cooper
at the bottom of the 8th inning and ended the game a little early.
Its Choi Ji-man’s season batting average dropped slightly from 0.205 to 0.203 (15 hits in 74 at-bats).
However, his on-base percentage rose from .224 to .241.
Despite the performance of the Korean duo, San Diego lost 5-10 to the Dodgers.
San Diego starter Darvish Yu gave up 2 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings and took a 3-2 lead,
but the bullpen gave up 8 runs in the 8th and 9th innings and collapsed.
Albert Suarez’s younger brother Robert Suarez (San Diego),
who plays for the Samsung Lions in the KBO League, gave up 2 hits and 4 walks,
including intentional balls, in ⅔ innings and allowed 5 runs, becoming the losing pitcher.