San Diego’s Kim Ha-seong hits 40 home runs in his MLB career 5th Korean player ever

Tied for 4th place in career home runs with Choi Hee-seop Green light for 20 home runs in one season

Ha-seong Kim cheers after hitting a two-run gun

Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) hit his 4th home run of the season and 40th of his career in the big league.

On the 26th (Korean time), Ha-seong Kim started as a shortstop and batted fifth in the visiting game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA, and recorded 1 hit in 5 at-bats (1 home run), 2 RBIs, and 1 run.

With this day’s home run, Ha-seong Kim became the fifth Korean player to reach 40 home runs in his MLB career.

In addition, he tied for 4th place in this category with KIA Tigers coach Choi Hee-seop, the first Korean hitter and big leaguer.

The most home runs are held by Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers, 218). He is tied for fourth place after Choi Ji-man (67), who plays for the New York Mets minor league club, and retired Kang Jeong-ho (46). 메이저사이트

Ha-seong Kim recorded 8 home runs in 2021, his debut season in the big league, and drew an upward curve with 11 in 2022 and 17 in 2023.

Given that San Diego has only played 28 of the 162 regular season games, expectations for Kim Ha-seong to hit 20 home runs this season are also growing.

Kim Ha-seong, who touched Colorado starter Dakota Hudson’s sinker in the top of the first inning and retired with a ground ball, immediately took revenge in his second at-bat.

Ha-seong Kim hit Hudson’s sinker to the body in the third inning with one out and one on first base, leading 2-1 and hitting a two-run shot to left.

The batting speed was 163.9 km/h and flew 123.1 m.

Ha-seong Kim added a home run 9 days after the Milwaukee Brewers game on the 17th.

However, he swallowed his disappointment in the subsequent at-bat.

He retired with a ground ball to pitcher Peter Lambert in the 5th inning, and struck out looking after a full count against Nick Mears in the 7th.

Ha-seong Kim took charge of San Diego’s last at-bat in the top of the 9th inning, when the score was 9-10, with no runners on base and two outs.

With 3 balls and 2 strikes, he swung the bat at the sweeper on the 7th pitch, but unfortunately it split the air.

Ha-seong Kim’s season batting average fell slightly to 0.238 (24 hits in 101 at-bats).

San Diego, which was ahead 9-4 until the top of the 8th inning on this day, lost 9-10 in the bottom of the 8th inning due to fire from the bullpen, including Yuki Matsui and Wandy Peralta. 안전 슬롯사이트

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