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‘30-31 stolen bases’ Kim Ha-seong creates new history as a Korean major leaguer… From misjudgments to unfair strikeouts, ‘SD’s 3rd consecutive win’

Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) made new history as the most stolen base by a Korean major leaguer. He became the first player to surpass 30 stolen bases in a season.

Ha-seong Kim started as second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against San Francisco held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 4th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit, 1 walk, and 2 stolen bases in 3 at-bats. Season batting average 0.275.토토사이트

Ha-seong Kim appeared as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the first inning when the score was 0-0, and faced San Francisco starting pitcher Alex Cobb. He hit a right-handed hit, pushing a 4-pitch, 94-mph sinker with the ball count of 2S. It was a shot that made up for the disappointment of missing consecutive hits and getting on base the previous day.

And Ha-seong Kim stole second base in the follow-up at-bat of Fernando Tatis Jr. 30 stolen bases on the season. His first stolen base in 9 games since the Milwaukee Brewers game on August 26th. In addition, he became the first Korean major leaguer to steal 30 bases. However, when Tatis hit a ground ball to shortstop, he attempted to advance to third base and was tagged out.

Before Kim Ha-seong, the highest number of stolen bases by a Korean major leaguer in a season was Choo Shin-soo (SSG), who stole 22 bases in the 2010 season when he was with the Cleveland Guardians. Ha-Seong Kim surpassed 22 stolen bases early on. Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) is also recording 22 steals this season.

The Major League has created a favorable environment for many base stealers this year due to restrictions on check balls, a ban on shifts, and a pitch clock. Ha-Seong Kim prepared well to steal his 31 bases with quick feet and good stamina. He still has about a month left in the season. Becoming the first Korean major leaguer to hit 20 home runs and 30 stolen bases.

Ha-seong Kim’s second at-bat was in the bottom of the second inning with a 3-0 lead and no runners on base. He gave Cobb a full count and did not give up the bat on an 8-pitch, 94 mph sinker. According to Game Day, he pitched outside the hypothetical strike zone. However, the umpire shouted a strikeout call, and Ha-seong Kim expressed his disappointment by stamping both feet on the ground.

Ha-seong Kim came out to bat for the third time in the bottom of the 4th inning with 2 outs and 3rd base, leading 4-0. He drew a walk when he singled out a 95 mph sinker on a 3B1S to right-hander Caton Wynn. And he comfortably stole second base during Tatis’ at-bat. 31 stolen bases in the season. However, Tatis’ ground ball to shortstop failed to score.

Ha-seong Kim also took his fourth at-bat in the bottom of the 7th inning, ahead 4-0, with one out and no runner on base. He struck out on a foul tip on a 97 mph two-seamer in 1B2S. San Diego wins 4-0. They won three games in a row and reached 64 wins and 74 losses. However, they ranked 7th in the National League wild card race. They are still 6.5 games behind third-place San Francisco. 

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