Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB) hit his 15th home run of the season, leaving him five home runs shy of the “20 (home runs)-20 (stolen bases)” mark.

Kim batted third and led off the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA, on March 3 (KST). On a one-pitch, one-strike count, he took a three-pitch fastball up the middle from Colorado starter Kyle Freeland for a grand slam over the left field fence. It was his 15th home run of the season and the fourth of his big league career as a leadoff hitter.

Kim, who now has 22 stolen bases this season, needs five more to join the “20-20” club. The only other Korean hitter in the big leagues with a 20-20 record is outfielder Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers).

Kim Hae-seong was the offensive spearhead, reaching base four times on the day, including a home run. In the third inning, he drew a walk, stole second and scored on Juan Soto’s home run. He led off the fifth inning with a single to left field to complete his multi-hit game. After being retired on a fielder’s choice in the seventh, he walked again in his final at-bat with two outs in the ninth and scored again on a home run by Fernando Tatis Jr. the next batter.바카라사이트

With his 3-for-4 day at the plate with two doubles (one home run), two walks, one stolen base and three RBIs, Kim extended his multi-hit season to 11 games and broke his own big league single-season record with 60 RBIs. This is the fourth time he has driven in at least four runs in a game. His batting average increased from .281 to .284 on the season. It’s a pace that could carry him through the first third of the big leagues. San Diego went on to win the game 11-1.

Kim also posted a Wins Above Replacement (WAR) of 5.3, according to and ESPN, tied for second in all of baseball and tied for first in the National League behind Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels) at 7.9.

Meanwhile, Choi, who left the Pittsburgh Pirates via trade the day before to don a San Diego uniform, watched from the bench.

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