For the second consecutive year, San Diego Padres’ Kim Ha-seong has hit double-digit home runs in Major League Baseball (MLB).카지노
Kim batted 1-for-3 with a home run, one RBI, one run scored, and drew a walk in the leadoff spot against the visiting Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, on 3 March.
One of his hits was a home run, his 10th of the season.
Stepping to the plate in the top of the eighth inning with the bases loaded and his team trailing 2-0, Kim took a first-pitch fastball from Cincinnati left-hander Andrew Abbott.
As if a clothesline was hanging in the sky above the ballpark, the ball flew at high speed and landed in the left-field bleachers at Great American Ball Park.
It was a line drive home run with a distance of 117 metres, a bat speed of 167 kilometres per hour and a launch angle of 19 degrees.
Cincinnati starter Abbott, who pitched 7⅔ innings of four-hit ball with 12 strikeouts and one earned run, walked off the mound after Kim’s home run.
After just three games, Kim is back in the home run column and has 10 home runs on the year, matching his total from last season (11).
Five home runs in the last 10 games is a steep pace of home run production.
After playing 150 games last year and leaving 11 home runs on the table, Kim reached the 10-homer mark in 80 games this year.
He is the fifth Korean player to hit double-digit home runs in back-to-back years in the big leagues, joining Choi Hee-seop (retired), Choo Shin-soo (SSG Rangers), Kang Jung-ho (retired), and Choi Ji-Man (Pittsburgh Pirates).
Kim also stole 13 bases this season, and with this home run, he achieved the “10 home runs and 10 stolen bases” for the second consecutive season.
If he continues to accumulate home runs and stolen bases at this rate, he could become the first Hotazun player since Shin-Soo Choo to join the iconic 20-homer, 20-steal club.
After Kim’s homer broke the long silence, the San Diego bats responded in the very next at-bat with Fernando Tatis Jr. hitting his 16th home run of the season to tie the game at 2-2.
San Diego narrowly tied the game with back-to-back homers, but gave up the game-winning two-run shot to Tyler Stephenson in the bottom of the eighth.
After scoring a run in the top of the ninth on Jake Cronenwirth’s RBI double, San Diego was unable to put the game away and fell 3-4.
Kim, who stole second base twice in the eighth inning, saw his season batting average rise slightly from .257 to .258 (66 for 256).