Ha-seong Kim (28, San Diego Padres) had a good opportunity to further improve his hitting sense. He meets Austin Gomber (30, Colorado Rockies), who boasts his nemesis.
Ha-seong Kim will start as the 7th hitter and 2nd baseman in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) visit game against Colorado, which will be held at Coors Field, Colorado, USA from 9:40 am (Korean time) on the 10th.토토사이트
Ha-seong Kim is aiming for the Gold Glove for the first time as an Asian infielder with perfect defense this season. However, his performance in the batting line is somewhat different from this. The season, which has been raising the sense of hitting since May, has a batting average of 0.246 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.723, which is still not completely satisfactory.
That’s why today’s game is even more enjoyable. Colorado’s starter on this day is Gomber. After his debut in 2018, he moved to Colorado from 2021 and has been meeting with Kim Ha-seong steadily.
Ha-seong Kim cheered up whenever he met Gombo. He went 5-for-10 with 3 RBI and 2 walks in his career opponents. His batting average is 0.500, on-base percentage is 0.583, slugging percentage is 1.000, and OPS is 1.583.
For this reason, ESPN, an American media outlet, explained that Kim Ha-seong was chosen by many users on this day in Fantasy Baseball, a simulation game in which real MLB players are recruited into their virtual team and players compete by scoring points through actual baseball games.
ESPN said, “With Gomber’s home start, San Diego’s right-handed hitters are in a good position.” The rare hitters who play can be easily utilized.”
Ha-seong Kim made multiple hits (two or more hits in one game) against Gomber in an exhibition game this season. During the season, he met once and went 0-for-1, but also picked out a walk.
Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh) and Choo Shin-soo (41, SSG Landers) also had natural enemies. There is a slight difference from Ha-seong Kim. Choi Ji-man was a hitter who made the best pitchers of the time, Gerrit Cole (New York Yankees) and Choo Shin-soo, Max Scherzer (New York Mets), tremble.
Although Cole was selected as an All-Star five times after experiencing the most victories and ERA in the American League (AL), Choi Ji-man was strong against him with a batting average of 0.417 (10 hits in 24 at-bats), 3 homers, 8 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.450.
Choo Shin-soo showed ‘extreme mode’ to Max Scherzer (New York Mets), who won the Cy Young Award three times, an honor given to the best pitcher in the MLB. Batting average 0.583 (14 hits in 24 at-bats), 3 homers, 6 RBIs, OPS 1.792. It is a famous anecdote that Scherzer couldn’t hide his joy when Choo Shin-soo moved from the Cleveland Indians to the Cincinnati Reds in 2013.
Gomber is not the league’s top pitcher like them, but it’s a meaningful enough record. Gomber has consistently been a part of Colorado’s starting rotation. San Diego and Colorado are included together in the National League (NL) West Division. It is a confrontation that Kim Ha-seong is happy to see and Gomber wants to avoid because it is a situation where there are more frequent clashes than other leagues and Earth. Moreover, Coors Field is notoriously hitter-friendly. This is a good reason to look forward to Kim Ha-sung’s bat on this day.