Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres in the US Major League hit the 5th home run of the season and hit the 100-point mark in his career in the big leagues.
Kim Ha-seong started as the 8th hitter and second baseman in an away game against the Washington Nationals in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, USA on the 25th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit, 1 home run, 1 RBI and 1 run in 3 at-bats.
Kim Ha-seong, who had been withdrawn with a shortstop grounder in the first at-bat in the top of the second inning, experienced a thrilling touch in the second at-bat in the top of the fifth inning. With his team trailing 2–5, he came out as the leadoff hitter and hit a solo home run off Washington starter Trevor Williams.
He received a 147km fastball, hit it, and hit the ball with a distance of 123m that crossed the right-middle fence and turned the base vigorously. Ha-seong Kim added a home run 11 days after hitting his 4th home run of the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 14th. The consecutive game hitting streak was also increased to ‘6’.
Ha-seong Kim stepped on home plate with this home run and scored his 100th run in the major leagues. After 27 points in the 2021 season, when he first stepped on the big league stage, and 58 points last year, he scored his 15th point this season on his own.
Ha-seong Kim later retired with a pitcher’s straight hit in the third at-bat in the top of the 7th inning. The batting average for the season rose slightly to 0.237 (36 hits in 152 at-bats).
Kim Ha-seong continued his home run good vibes in defense as well. In the bottom of the 7th inning, with San Diego behind 3-5, Joey Menesis made a quick catch with his backhand when he grounded in the infield with 1 out, 2nd and 3rd base.먹튀검증
But San Diego wasn’t laughing. They lost to Washington 3-5, ending their two-game winning streak and bowing their heads.