Kim Ha-sung becomes a top MLB player, but autumn baseball is getting farther away…SD is evil
Kim Ha-sung (27, San Diego Padres) continues to play well every day and is becoming a top player in the Major League Baseball, but his team San Diego does not seem to have any intention of playing autumn baseball.
San Diego, who is having the best season personally, is holding Kim Ha-sung’s ankle.
Kim Ha-sung started as the first and second baseman in an away game against the 2023 MLB Houston Astros at Minute Made Park in Houston, Texas on the 11th and recorded one hit in four at-bats. His batting average for the season remained 0.271 (131 hits in 484 at-bats).
Kim Ha-sung, whose well-hit ball toward the right fielder was caught in the top of the first inning, appeared as the leadoff hitter in his second at-bat in the top of the third inning and pushed a low swiper outside of Houston right-hander J.P. Frans. Houston center fielder Chas McCormick seemed to catch it with a diving catch, so the first decision was out. However, after a video review, it was revealed that the ball hit the ground first, and Kim Ha-sung regained the hit.
Kim Ha-sung, who made his 131st hit of the season, surpassed 130 hits last year and set a record for the most hits in a single season in his big league.
This season, Kim Ha-sung stood out not only in his excellent defense but also in batting since last year, solidifying his position as the first batter of the team and summoning the name of Ichiro Suzuki, who was a “major league legend hota runner.” Kim Ha-sung proved to be the best hitter in San Diego, showing 16 consecutive hits from July 25 to August 12 and 19 consecutive on-base streak from July 22 to August 12. His batting average is also 0.271 until the 11th, ranking first in the team.
In addition, Kim Ha-sung is setting career high records in the big leagues this season. He is breaking limitations in various categories, including his 17th career home run, his first career leadoff hitter home run, and the first Korean major leaguer to break through 30 steals.
However, the situation of his team, San Diego, is not so good. San Diego, which advanced to the National League Championship Series by beating both the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers, which won more than 100 regular league games in the postseason last year, failed to advance to the World Series after losing to Philadelphia. Ahead of this season, he signed an 11-year, $280 million (about 374.5 billion won) large FA contract with shortstop Gender Bogartz and signed a large extension contract with key players such as Darvish Yu and Manny Machado. But money didn’t bring grades right away.
San Diego, which had a good spring with 15 wins and 14 losses in March and April, slowed down to 10 wins and 16 losses in May and 12 wins and 15 losses in June. In July, he fought hard with 15 wins and 10 losses to revive the postseason fire. The August performance, which was lined up with LA Dodgers and child card competitors, was important, but it plummeted to 10 wins and 18 losses due to sluggish pitching and hitting. San Diego did not make a special rebound in September, and it was also defeated 2-12 in the Houston expedition on the 11th, when Kim Ha-sung broke his personal most hits.
Currently, San Diego is fourth in the National League West with 67 wins and 77 losses and is eight games behind Arizona, the last place in the postseason’s last wild card ticket. With less than a month left in the regular league, there are as many as four teams to beat, eight games apart from the autumn baseball Maginot Line. In fact, San Diego’s fall baseball is in a difficult situation this season.
Kim Ha-sung blossomed in both pitching and hitting, but San Diego’s massive investment has not blossomed. It is September of Kim Ha-sung, who has played well but has become virtually difficult to advance to fall baseball due to the team’s sluggish performance. 토토사이트