Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres), who was excluded from the starting lineup just before the start of the game due to ‘side pain’, did not play in the end.메이저사이트
Ha-seong Kim missed the 2023 Major League Baseball away match against the Oakland Athletics held at Ring Central Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA on the 18th (Korean time). On this day, San Diego won 4-0 and won 4 games in a row.
Ha-Seong Kim showed vitality in the attack the previous day (17th) by getting both a hit and a walk for the first time in a long time. In addition, in the bottom of the 9th inning with a 5-2 lead and 1 out and runners on first base, he caught the ball heading towards the 2nd base base and showed off a sensible glove toss, helping greatly to preserve the team’s victory.
As the bad trend was broken, Ha-seong Kim was scheduled to start as second baseman and first hitter in the starting lineup on the 18th as usual. However, the lineup was suddenly changed ahead of the start of the game, and Kim Ha-seong’s name could not be found. This is why he complained of abdominal pain.
According to local multiple media such as ‘MLB.com’, manager Bob Melvin said before the game on the 18th, “Kim Ha-seong was scheduled to start as second baseman and first hitter, but he complained of abdominal pain and was replaced.” There was no explanation as to his exact physical condition, such as whether it was muscle pain in his abdomen or a problem with his digestive system. However, he added that he was undergoing a checkup to check his exact physical condition.
With Kim Ha-seong missing, San Diego has Jurickson Profar (first baseman) – Fernando Tatis Jr. (right fielder) – Juan Soto (left fielder) – Manny Machado (designated hitter) – Xander Bogaerts (shortstop) – Luis Campusano (catcher) – Jose The game was played with a starting lineup consisting of Ahsoka (center fielder), Matthew Batten (second baseman), and Egui Rosario (third baseman).
Although San Diego was missing Ha-seong Kim, they succeeded in defeating Oakland and winning four games in a row. It was San Diego that cracked the tight flow. San Diego succeeded in taking the lead in the top of the 4th inning when Luis Campusano scored the go-ahead run on the first and third base chances created by Manny Machado and Xander Bogaerts’ consecutive hits. And Egui Rosario added another point to widen the gap to 2-0.
San Diego, which had started to gain momentum, continued to score. San Diego ended up scoreless in the fifth inning, but in the top of the sixth inning, after consecutive hits by Bogaerts and Campusano, Jose Ahsoka’s sacrifice bunt gave the team a chance to place second and third bases with one out. Here, Matthew Batton brought both runners home, widening the gap to 4-0.
San Diego actually won the game in the 7th inning when Juan Soto hit a runaway two-run gun after Fernando Tatis Jr.’s hit. And in the top of the 8th inning, Soto hit a grand slam to hit the nail on the head.
It was clearly a pleasant victory for San Diego. This is because today was ‘bullpen day’. For San Diego, Nick Martinez, who took the mound as a starter, pitched 3 innings, allowing 1 hit, no walks, 5 strikeouts, and no runs, followed by Pedro Avila (3 innings), Tom Cosgrove (1 inning), and Ray Kerr (2 innings, 1 run) taking the mound in order. secured the victory.
Is it because of the examination for abdominal pain? First of all, Ha-Seong Kim was left out of the starting lineup that day and did not appear until the end of the game. If the injury is serious, it will be difficult for Kim Ha-seong to become the first Asian major leaguer to achieve 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Attention is bound to be focused on Kim Ha-seong’s examination results.