As it turned out, ‘ML first’ record… An unforgettable day for Ha-seong Kim, the ‘first ending bubble’

“It was the first record in the major leagues.” Ha-seong

Kim of the San Diego Padres, second baseman, 9th in a home match against the 2023 Major League Arizona Diamondbacks held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 4th (hereinafter Korean time) He started as a batter and led the team to 3 consecutive wins by going 4 at-bats (1 home run), 1 RBI, and 1 run.

Ha-seong Kim, who started his third season in the major leagues, is heating up from the beginning of this season. Ha-seong Kim recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats against the Colorado Rockies on March 31st, and the next day, 3 hits in 3 at-bats (2 doubles) and 1 point showed off a rising sense of hitting. And he was silent in the game on the 3rd, but on the 4th he was the ‘main character’.메이저사이트

Ha-seong Kim failed to hit a single hit throughout the game and continued the bad flow of no hits. However, he led the team to victory with a single shot in the bottom of the ninth. The situation was like this. In the bottom of the 9th inning, trailing by 3-4, San Diego pitched David Dahl as a pinch hitter, hitting Arizona closer Scott McGuff’s second pitch 86.6 mile (approximately 139.4 km) splitter to hit a dramatic tying home run over the center wall. raised and balanced.

It was Kim Ha-seong who appeared at bat after the moon’s tying home run. Kim Ha-seong preoccupied an advantageous ball count by filtering out McGuff’s 1-2 balls. The 3rd pitch slider entered the course, but Kim Ha-seong watched the timing and once again filtered out the 4th pitch slider that was out of the strike zone. And he didn’t miss the 90.2-mile (about 145.2 km) slider coming in for the count on the fifth pitch.

Ha-seong Kim pulled McGuff’s slider as hard as he could. The ball was hit well enough to intuit that it was a home run as soon as it left Kim Ha-seong’s bat, and the ball flew at a speed of 105.2 miles (about 169.3 km) and led to a back-to-back home run that went over the left wall. After throwing the bat, Ha-seong Kim took off his helmet and expressed his joy, and his San Diego teammates warmly welcomed Ha-seong Kim at home.

McGuff, who was nominated by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 164th overall pick in the 5th round of the 2011 rookie draft, played for the Yakult Swallows in Japan for four years from the 2019 season. McGuff appeared in 236 games in his career and recorded 15 wins, 8 losses, 59 holds, 80 saves, and a 2.94 average. However, Ha-seong Kim did not miss McGuff’s mistake and led the team to three consecutive victories.

On this day, Dahl’s home run as a pinch hitter in the 8th batting order and Kim Ha-seong’s walk-off home run as the 9th hitter led to a “new history” of over 100 years in the major leagues. According to ‘The Associated Press’, it was a major league ‘first’ record that batters 8 and 9 hit back-to-back home runs and won a walk-off.

‘Associated Press’ said, “Pinch hitters David Dahl and Kim Ha-seong led San Diego to a three-game winning streak on Monday night. They hit a back-to-back home run in the bottom of the 9th inning.” It was the first record in MLB history.”

Following the joy of finishing the season’s first home run as a victory, Ha-seong Kim went down in the history of the major leagues’

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