Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) tied for 10th in the National League (NL) in stolen bases.
Ha-seong Kim started as the first batter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the New York Mets held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 8th (Korean time).
Kim Ha-seong, who entered his first at-bat at the end of the first inning, trailing 0-1, got on base with a straight walk against Mets starter Justin Verlander. When Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis retired with a fly ball and became 2 out and 1 base, Kim Ha-seong stole second base on the first pitch from Manny Machado at bat and advanced to scoring position. He was a sensible base stealer who completely stole the timing and walked into second base with ease. Kim Ha-seong succeeded in tying the score when Machado’s timely double hit.메이저사이트
Kim Ha-seong, who recorded his 16th stolen base of the season, tied for 10th in the NL with Jake Fraley and TJ Friedle (above Cincinnati Reds). If Ha-seong Kim adds just 7 stolen bases in the future, Shin-soo Choo will surpass the record of 22 stolen bases in a single season by a Korean major leaguer, set by Shin-soo Choo in Cleveland in 2010.
At the end of the 3rd inning, Kim Ha-seong, who was in scoring position with 1 out and 2nd base, hit Verlander’s 3rd curve and made a sharp hit, but unfortunately retreated with a straight hit to the 3rd baseman. In the third at-bat at the end of the 4th inning, he struck out looking after 5 pitches.
Meanwhile, San Diego gave up a run at the beginning of the 1st inning, but succeeded in turning it around with 2 runs right at the end of the 1st inning, and is ahead of the Mets at 3-2 at the beginning of the 5th inning.