Kim Ha-seong (28-San Diego Padres) is at it again. He hit his first multi-homer game in his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut in front of his former teammate Jung Ho Kang (36).
Kim started at first base and third base in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Petco Park in San Diego, California, U.S., on Aug. 25 (KST) and went 3-for-4 with two doubles (two home runs), three RBIs, two runs scored and one walk.
Kim hit a l eadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning and followed it up with a two-run blast in the fifth for a multi-homer game. It was Kim’s first two-homer game since making his major league debut in 2021. It was also his first two-homer game in two days after his home run against Detroit on April 23.
Kim increased his season home run pace to 22.5 and is on pace to become the first Asian infielder to join the 20-homer, 20-stolen base club. He also increased his season OPS from 0.784 to 0.810. 메이저사이트 This is the first time since his big league debut in July that Kim has posted an OPS over 0.800.
The game between San Diego and Pittsburgh was held at Petco Park, and Kang Jung-ho was the center of attention. He chatted with former Pittsburgh teammates, including Andrew McCutchen, before the game. He and Kim played together in 2014 with the Nexen Heroes (now the Kiwoom Heroes) and also played four seasons in Pittsburgh starting in 2015, hitting 21 home runs in 2016. Kim had a great performance in front of the seniors he has a connection with.
Pittsburgh-San Diego lineup for July 25.
- Pittsburgh: Zack Swirinski (center field)-Brian Reynolds (left field)-Andrew McCutchen (designated hitter)-Carlos Santana (first base)-Henry Davis (right field)-Jared Triolo (third base)-Andy Rodriguez (catcher)-Tucupita Marcano (second base)-Robert Peguero (shortstop). The starting pitcher is Quinn Friston.
- San Diego: Ha Sung Kim (third base)-Fernando Tatis Jr. (right field)-Juan Soto (left field)-Manny Machado (designated hitter)-Zander Bogaerts (shortstop)-Jake Cronenwirth (second base)-Luis Camposano (catcher)-Alphonso Rivas (first base)-Trent Grisham (center field). The starting pitcher is Darvish Yu.
The game was highlighted by the matchup of Korean big leaguers Ha-Sung Kim and Ji-Man Choi (32-Pittsburgh). However, Choi was left out of the starting lineup and started the game on the bench. San Diego also used Machado as a designated hitter, with Cronenwirth batting second and Kim at third.