San Diego Petco Park’s cry of ‘Ha Sung-Kim’ has become so natural now. He rose to become a superstar among superstars.
On the 25th (hereafter Korean time), Ha-seong Kim made a three-base game by starting as a third baseman and shooting a multi-home run game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA. He went 3-for-2 with 2 home runs, 3 RBIs, 2 runs scored and 1 walk. His batting average for the season rose to 2.7 and his OPS rose sharply from .784 to .810.바카라사이트
From the first episode, Kim Ha-sung’s bat exploded. Kim Ha-seong took the lead in the first inning and threw a 92.8 mph fastball on the 4th pitch in a 2-ball, 1-strike, and hit a solo shot that went over the middle left wall. His 13th home run of the season and his third leadoff home run.
In the bottom of the 5th at bat, he crossed the fence again. At the end of the 5th inning, where the gap widened to 1-8, with 1 company on 2nd base and 2 strikes, he lifted an 83.8 mile slider on the 4th pitch and fired a two-run four. It was his 14th home run of the season and completed his first multi-home run game in his major league debut. The team lost 4-8, but Kim Ha-sung’s performance was one of a kind. With two home runs, he was responsible for 3 of the team’s 4 runs.
Not only recently, but throughout this season, Kim Ha-seong’s performance is at the top of the team. Manny Machado ($17.09 million), Juan Soto ($23 million), Xander Bogatz ($25.45 million), Fernando Tatis Jr. ($7.71 million), etc. Ha-seong Kim’s annual salary this year is $7 million.
Currently, Kim Ha-seong’s season record is a batting average of 207 (86 hits in 318 bats), 14 home runs, 37 RBIs, and 18 stolen bases OPS of .810. If he limits the period to July, his batting average will rise significantly to . 993 OPS with 5 home runs, 11 RBIs and 5 stolen bases (22 hits in 70 at bats). With the big explosion in July, the first Asian infielder to join the club with 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases is also in sight. Ha-seong Kim is on the verge of setting a new milestone for Asian infielders.
Although the game on the 25th was not reflected, both fWAR (contribution to win versus fan graph substitute) and bWAR (contribution to win versus baseball-reference substitute) are all at the top of the team. His fWAR was 3.4, 3rd on the team. The bWAR is 4.8, which is 1st in the team. A player with an annual salary of 7 million dollars is playing like a 30 million dollar player, so both the club and the fans can’t help but love him.
San Diego coach Bob Melvin pondered over the situation in which the team gave up the game due to a large number of runs despite Kim Ha-sung’s performance. Manager Melvin said in an interview with local media, “The game started with a home run by Ha-sung Kim. That home run energized our team. It made the atmosphere in the ballpark better and attracted more fans,” he explained, “but again, we gave up too many runs in the middle of the inning.”
Ha-seong Kim reflected on the loss to Pittsburgh, the lowest-ranking team despite his performance on this day, and promised to move forward again.As a leader, he resolutely threw a message toward the team. Ha-seong Kim said, “Unlike other sports, these are today’s results that explain the sport of baseball. The top-ranked team can lose to the bottom-ranked team at any time. This is baseball,” he said. “They (Pittsburgh) played better and focused more on the game. After today, we now have to move towards tomorrow’s game and focus more on tomorrow’s game.”