Kim Ha-seong, a brilliant leadoff with ’30 and 31 stolen bases and multiple on bases’, but there was a ‘tee in the hole’

San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong surpassed the 30-steal mark for the season. This is the first record for a Korean major leaguer.

Ha-seong Kim recorded 1 hit, 1 walk, and 2 stolen bases in 3 at-bats in the game against the San Francisco Giants held at Petco Park on the 4th (Korean time). Ha-seong Kim succeeded in stealing his 30th and 31st bases of the season in the 1st and 4th innings.

Kim Ha-seong, who started as a second baseman, hit a hit to right in his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning. He pushed a sinker down the middle at 94.1 mph on the fourth pitch against San Francisco starter Alex Cobb on a two-strike count and delivered a single that landed in front of right field.

Then, when Cobb threw an 89 mph splitter on the second pitch while Fernando Tatis Jr. was at bat, he quickly started at second base and lived comfortably. San Francisco catcher Patrick Bailey may not have expected it, but the ball he hurriedly threw to second base went to the left of second baseman Tyro Estrada, who was covering the base, and was unable to make a tag.

However, Ha-seong Kim died while trying to get to third base when Tatis Jr.’s shortstop grounded out. As soon as San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford caught the ball, he threw it to third base without delay. Usually, when a runner on second base hits a ground ball to his right, he has to watch the movement of the opposing shortstop and start, but Ha-seong Kim ran straight to third base. A disappointing base-running miss.

Fortunately, San Diego took the lead in the first inning, scoring three runs with Juan Soto’s two-run homer to left-center and Xander Bogaerts’ timely double.

Ha-seong Kim, who retired with a looking strikeout in the second inning, walked in the bottom of the fourth inning with 2 outs and runners on third base with a 4-0 lead, and then succeeded in stealing second base again during Tatis Junior’s at-bat. He started off on opposing right-hander Keaton Wynn’s 98 mph fastball on the fourth pitch and advanced to second base. The opposing catcher, Bailey, was so busy checking Tatis Jr.’s check swing that he didn’t even look at second base.

However, Ha-seong Kim could no longer advance because Tatis Jr. hit a ground ball to shortstop. Ha-seong Kim struck out after missing a swing in his last at-bat in the bottom of the 7th inning.먹튀검증

This is the fourth time this season that Ha-seong Kim has stolen multiple bases, and it has been 25 days since he stole three bases against the Seattle Mariners on the 10th of last month. Kim Ha-seong, who became the first Korean player to surpass 30 stolen bases, will set a record of 20 home runs and 30 stolen bases if he adds three more home runs.

However, rather than achieving a stolen base record on this day, the reason why his base running in the first inning was disappointing is because he is San Diego’s unwavering leadoff. Of course, he needs to pay more attention to creating chances and getting on base. As of this day, Ha-Seong Kim’s on-base percentage is 0.365, 11th in the NL, and 5th in stolen bases. His batting average is 0.275 (126 hits in 459 at-bats), ranking 19th. As a leadoff, it is still a top offensive indicator. However, his on-base percentage, which had risen to 0.384 in mid-August, dropped by nearly two pennies.

Meanwhile, San Diego, which won 4-0, won three games in a row and finished with 65 wins and 73 losses, reducing the gap with the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco, third place in the NL wild card, to 5.5 games. San Diego has 24 games left. FanGraphs presented San Diego’s probability of advancing to the playoffs as 2.0%.

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