San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong (28) presents an exciting dance ceremony. As if he had overcome the aftereffects of his injury, he drew attention with his limited performance.
Ha-seong Kim started as an 8th batter shortstop against the New York Yankees in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York on the 28th (Korean time).
Kim Ha-seong스포츠토토 was immediately replaced after being hit on his left knee by his foul hit against the Washington Nationals on the 26th. With the support of the trainers, he left the stadium and caused many fans’ concerns, but fortunately, as a result of the X-ray, he was diagnosed with bruises and returned healthy.
Kim Ha-seong’s true value was revealed in the third at-bat. At the beginning of the 7th inning, when the 1-1 tight match continued, he threw in the most innings (27⅔ innings) among Yankees bullpen pitchers with 2 out, 1st and 2nd bases, and hit Michael King, who was fighting hard with an ERA of 1.95, and hit a timely one RBI.
▲ Kim Ha-seong showed perfect performance in defense.
On defense, he shone twice. In the bottom of the first inning, a fantastic relay play prevented an additional run. DJ LeMayhew’s double hit from 1st out, 1st and 3rd base, and while the runner was digging home to the runner on first base, he received a throw from left fielder Juan Soto and threw it home quickly to prevent the runner from first base from scoring.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, he kicked off lead hitter Kyner Palepa’s hit ball and took the hit by turning around and throwing it accurately to first base. Major League Baseball’s official website, ‘MLB.com’, also praised him, saying, “Ha-seong Kim, who returned from injury, showed an outstanding performance as a shortstop.”
Meanwhile, San Diego gave up a walk-off hit to the Yankees in overtime and lost 2-3. The season record is 24 wins and 28 losses, remaining in 4th place in the National League West Division. The difference between the leading LA Dodgers and the game is ‘7.5’.