San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (28) showed his adaptability to the second base defense with an impressive home throw in the opening game of the exhibition game.
On the 25th (Korean time), in the opening game against the Seattle Mariners in the 2023 major league exhibition game held at Peoria Stadium in Peoria, Arizona, USA, Kim Ha-seong started as a 5th hitter and 2nd baseman, recorded no hits in 2 at bats, and was replaced before the 5th inning defense. . He was left with a double hit in the first at-bat in the first inning, but made up for it with a home throw that prevented a run in defense in the second inning.
San Diego on this day Xander Bogatz (shortstop) Manny Machado (third baseman) Juan Soto (left fielder) Nelson Cruz (designated hitter) Kim Ha-seong (second baseman) Brandon Dixon (right fielder) Luis Campusano (catcher) Alfonso Rivas (first baseman) Jose The starting lineup was organized in order of Azoka (center fielder). Starting pitcher Nick Martinez.
The opportunity came to Kim Ha-seong from the first at-bat in the first inning against Seattle left-handed starter Robbie Ray, who received the American League (AL) Cy Young Award in 2021. Match Machado and Juan Soto’s consecutive hits followed by Cruz’s walk resulted in a one-run chance with bases loaded. Kim Ha-seong, who fouled by turning his swing from Ray’s first pitch, pulled the ball on the second pitch, but it became a grounder on third base. The inning ended with a 5-4-3 double play.
Kim Ha-seong, who took his second at-bat as the lead hitter in the 4th inning, was thrown out by the pitcher against right-handed freelander Beroa. In the ball count 2B-1S, a hit ball hit the inside ball on the 4th pitch came out and an infield pop fly came out.
However, his impressive play at second base earned applause from his teammates and fans. When Mike Ford hit a double in the middle right in the second inning with 2 out and 1st base, Ha-seong Kim quickly went to the middle right outfield for a cutoff play. First base runner JP Crawford was caught on a throw by Kim Ha-sung and out at home, and San Diego finished the inning without conceding a run. 메이저놀이터
Shortstop Bogatz hugged Ha-seong Kim and liked it, and catcher Campusano also shared joy by pointing at Ha-seong Kim. The San Diego crowd at first base also applauded the neat relay play.
Meanwhile, San Diego lost 2-3 to Seattle on the day. In the 4th inning, the second pitcher, Ryan Withers, was hit with a 2 RBI double by Mike Ford, and he was shaken with 3 hits and 3 runs. Left fielder Soto made the mistake of missing a fly ball. San Diego caught up with Jackson Merrill’s heavy hit in the 8th inning, Matthew Barton’s 1 RBI double from left, and Tim Lopez’s shortstop infield hit to score two runs, but could not turn the game around.
San Diego Machado had multiple hits with 2 hits and 1 run in 2 at-bats, and Soto had multiple on-base with 1 hit and 1 walk in 1 at-bat. Bogarts had no hits in two at-bats and struck out one. Starter Martinez blocked it with 3 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and no runs in 2 innings. Angel Sanchez, who played an active part in the 2018-2019 KBO League SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers), came out as the third pitcher in the 5th inning and scored 1 walk and no runs per person.
San Diego will continue its exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch in Glendale on the 26th. Kim Ha-seong will not accompany the away game and will remain in Peoria to train.