Ha-seong Kim, double hit with his foot Hustle play today too

A single hit to right field quickly leads to second base Season batting average 0.269
Ha-seong Kim (right) lands on second base by sliding

San Diego Padres’ starting shortstop Kim Ha-seong (28) made a long hit with his unique hustle play.

Ha-seong Kim started as a 5th hitter and shortstop in the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 2nd (Korean time) and recorded a record of 1 hit in 4 at-bats.

Ha-Seong Kim, who had three hits including a home run in the game against the San Francisco Giants on the 1st, produced hits in consecutive games, and his season batting average fell slightly from 0.273 to 0.269 (7 hits in 26 at-bats).

It didn’t start well. Ha-seong Kim hit a double play in the bottom of the second inning when the team was down 0-4 with no outs on first base.

He swung at St. Louis starting pitcher Kyle Gibson’s 5th pitch high cut fastball as if he were hitting it, and recorded a double play that led to the shortstop, second baseman, and first baseman.

However, Ha-seong Kim did not give up. Trailing 1-4, he made up for it in his second at-bat in the bottom of the 4th inning.

He hit a low cut fastball to the outside against Gibson with two outs and hit a double to right field.

It was an ordinary single-hit ball, but Ha-seong Kim took advantage of the opposing team’s right fielder’s carelessness and sprinted to second base without stopping at first base. The result is safe.

Although he was unable to score due to the silence of the follow-up batting line, it was a scene where Kim Ha-seong’s hustle play stood out.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, trailing 2-6, he struck out in his third at-bat.

Kim Ha-seong, who played as the lead hitter, missed a sweeper that fell low on the outside when the ball count was 2 balls and 2 strikes against Gibson.

The last at-bat in the bottom of the 9th inning was also disappointing. Trailing 2-6, with 2 outs and runners on first base, he touched the first pitch, but the batted ball landed in front of the catcher, and he was tagged out, ending the game. 한국야동