Ha-Sung Kim (28, San Diego Padres) is on a roll. With another home run blast, Kim has reached double-digit home runs in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the second straight year.카지노사이트

Kim went 1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, one run scored and one walk while batting first and second for the Cincinnati Reds in the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, on 3 March.

After hitting his ninth home run of the season against Pittsburgh on 30 March, Kim resumed his cannon in just two games. That gave him 10 homers for the season, and his second straight season with double-digit arches after hitting 11 last year. His season batting average also rose slightly, from 0.257 to 0.258.

With his second straight 10-homer season before the end of the first half, Kim is now within striking distance of joining the 20 (home runs)-20 (stolen bases) club of Asian players in the big leagues, a feat only achieved by Shin-Soo Choo (41-SSG Rangers) and Shohei Oh (29-LA Angels). Currently, San Diego has played 84 of the season’s 162 games and has surpassed the 10-homer plateau in both home runs (13) and stolen bases (13). At this pace, he will become the first Asian infielder to reach 20-20 in the major leagues.

Kim, who had been batting leadoff as of late, struck out in his first at-bat against Cincinnati starter Andrew Abbott on three pitches in the first inning. In the third inning, he swung at a change-up that was just outside the zone and turned it into a grounder to shortstop.

However, after the midway point of the game, Kim began to contribute to the team at the plate. Coming up with one out in the top of the sixth inning, he drew a full-count walk and advanced to first base. However, the next batter, Fernando Tatis Jr. was thrown out at second base by shortstop Matt McLane, who made a great catch on a line drive.

Kim finally activated the home run gun when it mattered most. With the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning and Abbott holding him scoreless, Kim took a risky swing at a high fastball. The pitch sailed over the left field fence for a home run. The pitch didn’t have a high launch angle of 19 degrees, but it was still fast enough to reach 104 miles per hour (about 167.3 kilometres per hour).

After Kim’s homer broke the scoreless streak, San Diego answered the next batter, Tatis, with a solo shot to left off reliever Lucas Sims to tie the game at 2-2. However, in the ensuing bottom of the eighth, pitcher Nick Martinez gave up a two-run homer to Tyler Stephenson, and despite an RBI single by Jake Cronenweth in the top of the ninth, San Diego would eventually fall to 3-4.

Unable to continue the momentum from the previous day’s win, San Diego remained in fourth place in the National League West with a .452 winning percentage on the season. The Padres are also 3-7 in their last 10 games, putting their fall baseball dreams in jeopardy.

Meanwhile, Kim Ha-seong has been putting up stellar numbers at the top of the order this season. Through three games, Kim has hit four home runs, the most of any player batting top of the order. While his batting average is not high at 0.233, his on-base percentage is 0.340, which is more than 0.1 higher than his batting average. As a result, his OPS has risen to 0.875 when batting first, which is significantly higher than his season average (0.764).

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