Kim Ha-Sung focuses on contact after bad pitches

two-hit wonder Ha-Sung Kim “After swinging at bad pitches, concentrated on making contact”

Fans of the San Diego Padres were promptly rewarded for their “Ha Sung Kim” chants.

In response to the screams of his name, Kim Ha-seong (27, San Diego) hit a grand slam.

On September 19, at Petco Park in San Diego, California, the Padres faced the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 2023 Major League Baseball home game. Kim went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.

Kim was featured in the game’s highlights.

Gary Sanchez, the leadoff hitter for San Diego, was hit by a pitch at the top of the eighth inning with the score knotted at 0-0 after waiting until the bottom of the seventh inning to record his first hit of the day.

Ben Gamble, a pinch-hitter, dropped down a sacrifice bunt toward first base, but first baseman Christian Walker of Arizona mishandled the ball, allowing both runners to advance.

San Diego kept runners on first and second and third with a sacrifice bunt by Trent Grisham.

When Kim Ha-Sung stepped up to the plate, the San Diego fans chanted “Ha-Sung Kim.

Kim fouled off the second pitch of the at-bat for a two-strike count, but then took a three-pitch, 139 mph slider from Arizona right-hander Miguel Castro for a two-run double that rolled into center field. The ball cleared the Arizona infield, which was playing forward defense.

The fans erupted in another loud “Kim Ha Sung” chant.

“I swung at a really bad pitch,” Kim told after the game, “and I tried to calm down and focus on making contact.”

The next batter, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 20th two-run arch of the season over the center field fence, sending Kim home.

“He’s unbelievable,” said Tatis Jr. “He’s one of the best hitters in the league right now,” he said, praising Kim for the game-winning hit and the extra-base opportunity.

After failing to get a hit off Arizona rookie pitcher Brandon Pott (7 1/3 scoreless innings) through six innings, San Diego turned up the heat in the eighth and went on to win 4-0.

After reaching on an error at shortstop in the first inning, a fly out to left field in the fourth, and a fly out to shortstop in the sixth, Kim hit a crisp two-run double in his final at-bat.

Kim maintained his season batting average at .281. His RBI increased to 44.

In the top of the seventh inning, 먹튀검증토토사이트 Kim also made a neat defensive play, catching a bunt from Gerardo Perdomo with the bases loaded and a runner on second base.

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