For San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong, the Miami Marlins game held at Petco Park on the 23rd (hereinafter Korean time) must have been very special.스포츠토토
This is because this day was the ‘Kim Ha-seong Bobblehead Day’ designated by the club. The club distributed them to 40,000 spectators at Petco Park on a first-come, first-served basis. A whopping 43,430 spectators filled the baseball field. Originally, bobbleheads are a fan favorite giveaway, and any club is booming on the day of the event.
However, Ha-seong Kim’s bobblehead has attracted attention from before because it has characteristics that are quite different from those of other players.
San Diego posted on the club’s homepage, “Ha-seong Kim’s bobblehead with a detachable helmet symbolizes his hustle play on the base. This item will be distributed to 40,000 spectators on a first-come, first-served basis.” In other words, it embodies base running, not hitting. As explained by the club, the helmet can be removed, and unlike other players who usually hold a bat and take a batting form, Ha-seong Kim is running.
San Diego also introduced Kim Ha-seong’s bobblehead video on the club’s Twitter and said, “It’s shocking. The helmet is coming off’.
What does the club’s active publicity mean? It is none other than Kim Ha-sung’s presence. Now, he is recognized as the symbol of San Diego. The value of Kim Ha-seong soared after he became a built-in top hitter on June 23rd.
It should be noted that San Diego’s offensive color has changed significantly since Ha-seong Kim led his batting line. San Diego’s scoring average of 4.46 was 10th in the NL and 4th in the West. With a score of 4.62, he moved up to 7th in the NL and 3rd in the Western Division.
Kim Ha-seong played 52 games as a leadoff, recording a batting average of 0.299 (61 hits in 204 bats), 11 homers, 26 RBIs, 42 runs, an on-base percentage of 0.394, and an OPS of 0.899. He significantly exceeds his season batting average of 0.280, on-base percentage of 0.369, and OPS of 0.817.
In particular, expectations were raised for this day’s game because Kim Ha-seong led the team to victory by hitting the first grand slam in his major league debut the day before. Even after a day, the joy and afterglow did not go away, and Kim Ha-seong started as a lead-off third baseman again.
However, San Diego struggled with 3 hits and lost 0-3. It is no exaggeration to say that it was the most lethargic game this season. The only players to hit were Kim Ha-seong, Jake Cronenworth, and Garrett Cooper. Only Fernando Tatis Jr. got two walks, and all the so-called high-paying hitters were silent. Juan Soto had no hits in 4 at-bats, Manny Machado had no hits in 4 at-bats, and Zander Bogatz had no hits in 3 at-bats, respectively.
Kim Ha-seong also had one hit, but it was not like the day before. He furthermore failed to steal second base after getting a hit in the sixth inning. However, in the defense, he showed a good defense several times with no unnecessary catches and throws. Of course, 40,000 home fans chanted his nickname, “awesome Kim.”
San Diego marked 60 wins and 67 losses, and the NL wild card 3rd place Arizona Diamondbacks took the lead in 6 games. It is a more embarrassing situation to dream of fall baseball.