“It was quiet after the home run, but that home run alone was enough to get on the list of hot players.”
Ha-seong Kim (28) was selected as the San Diego Padres Hot Player for the first week of May. San Diego local media ‘East Village Times’ selected Ha-seong Kim, pitchers Darvish Yu and Michael Waka, catcher Brett Sullivan, and outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr. as hot players of the week on the 9th (Korean time).
Ha-seong Kim’s home run, which the media picked, came in a home game against the Cincinnati Reds on the 2nd. Ha-seong Kim led the team to an 8-3 victory by scoring 3 runs at the end of the 5th inning with 2 out 1st and 2nd base in a 3-3 match. In the ball count of 2-2, the opponent pitcher Alex Young’s changeup was driven to the middle, and he did not miss it and countered it.
The East Village Times said, ‘Kim Ha-seong ran away with a 3-point gap in a 3-3 confrontation situation and scored 3 points to lead the team to victory. It was even a home run that gave Kim Ha-sung a chance to make a curtain call,’ he emphasized.
On the 6th, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ha-seong Kim delivered a decisive blow that brought down opponent ace Clayton Kershaw. At the end of the 5th inning, where the score was 1-1, Tatis Jr.’s two-run four exploded and the atmosphere heated up. In the continued second-out opportunity, Kim Ha-seong scored an infield hit with a deep ball to the shortstop and scored one RBI. It was a timely hit that grated Kershaw as he ran away 4–1. Thanks to that, San Diego won 5-2.
Kim Ha-seong left a strong impression from moment to moment, recording a batting average of 0.316 (6 hits in 19 at-bats), 1 home run, 5 walks, 4 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.985 in 6 games in the first week of May.
Conversely, Zander Bogarts, the starting shortstop who pushed Kim Ha-seong to the second baseman, was selected as the player who performed poorly in the first week of May. Ahead of this season, Bogatz signed a large contract with San Diego for 11 years, 280 million dollars (approximately 370.3 billion won), taking Kim Ha-sung’s place. Looking at his performance this season alone, he had a batting average of 0.283 (36 hits in 127 at-bats), 6 home runs, 15 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.843 in 34 games.
However, in May, the bat cooled down. He has a batting average of 0.150 (3 hits in 20 at-bats) and an OPS of 0.461 in 6 games, raising concerns.토토사이트
The East Village Times said, ‘It’s strange that Bogarts’ name is on the list of players who have been sluggish. Bogaerts has been one of the most consistent players, even when his star teammates have been stagnant as a group. Now it seems to be his turn. His defense is still solid, but the bat has calmed down. He hit a long hit (double) for the first time in the game on the 8th (against the Dodgers),’ he said, expecting a revival.