Ha-seong Kim (26, San Diego Padres) outshined major league icon Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels). The first Korean major leaguer to win the Gold Glove Award, he showed a series of super plays that raised expectations. 

Kim Ha-seong started as the first batter and second baseman in the 2023 MLB home game held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 5th (Korean time), and played a big role in both offense, defense, and week, and his team San Diego won 8-5. led 

On this day, Ha-seong Kim had a two-and-a-half confrontation with Ohtani for the first time after advancing to the MLB. He retired with ground balls in the first and third innings, but hit a left-handed hit by attacking a 153 km / h fastball in the third game in the fifth inning. He even induced the opposing catcher to foil with a fake bunt earlier. 

Ha-seong Kim attempted to steal the base in the following situation and tried to shake Ohtani. However, he failed to stop the catcher stealing base. His wistfulness was brushed off 7 times. He managed to steal his 14th base of the season after going on base on a walk with a walk. 

On this day, Ohtani celebrated his birthday. His finger (right middle finger) struggled with a blister that prevented him from showing his full potential. 

The main character of this game was definitely Kim Ha-seong. Last season (2022), the National League (NL) shortstop category Gold Glove finalists (three people) were nominated, and the recognized defensive power was properly shown on this day. 

First of all, in the beginning of the 4th inning, the situation with 2 out and 1st base. San Diego pitcher Joe Musgrove allowed Angels hitter Mike Moustakas a hard hit to the right. He is a strong enough hitter to hit 30 or more home runs in two seasons. 

First, San Diego first baseman Jake Cronenworth threw himself and attempted a diving catch. The ball hit his glove and flowed halfway between 1st and 2nd base. When he was in a position where it was difficult to reach the glove caught in reverse action, he tried to catch with his bare hands. He fumbled once, but corrected it and quickly threw it, eventually catching batter runner Moustakas. Inertia flowed in Petco Park. 

The outcount that ended this game also came from Kim Ha-sung’s hands. In the top of the ninth inning, with San Diego leading 8-5, the bases were loaded with two outs. Since the opponent’s momentum has risen, the atmosphere could change even with one run. 

San Diego closer Josh Hader allowed hitter Taylor Ward to miss the infield. The flight time was quite long, but it landed exquisitely in a position where there were no beasts. Kim Ha-seong rushed in quickly, caught a one-bound ball and connected it with a running throw to catch an outcount. The ball deflected slightly the moment it first hit the ground, but Kim Ha-seong showed off his quickness and caught it. It was a close timing, but Kim Ha-sung’s throw was obviously fast. The Angels tried to read the video, but it didn’t change the result. 

bare-handed catch. This is a play that MLB commentators often introduce as a ‘bear hand’. It doesn’t come out often in the KBO league. 메이저놀이터 추천

Kim Ha-seong did not try to catch with his bare hands because he had big hands or good grip. Because of his reverse movement, he seemed to have difficulty catching the ball properly, and his body reacted momentarily. so it’s even more amazing Local media and San Diego coach Val Melvin were also impressed. 

Ha-seong Kim hit 10 home runs before the end of the first half, approaching his career high by two runs. The defense and base run are also hot every day. Kim Ha-seong is raising his value. 

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