Kim Ha-seong, Yesterday a Home Run, Today a Double… Extraordinary Slugging Power

San Diego Padres starting infielder Kim Ha-seong (28) has extraordinary slugging power.

Ha-seong Kim started as the number one hitter at shortstop in the home game of the 2024 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs held at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona, USA on the 5th (Korean time) and performed well with 1 hit and 1 run in 3 at-bats.

One hit was a double.

Ha-seong Kim, who hit his first home run in an exhibition game the day before, hit a double on this day and showed off his extraordinary slugging power.

He also successfully reached base in seven consecutive games. 파워볼사이트

The batting average in the exhibition game fell slightly to 0.400 (6 hits in 15 at-bats).

In the bottom of the first inning when the score was 0-0, Ha-seong Kim faced left-hander Jordan Weeks and retired with a ground ball to shortstop.

However, in his second at-bat as the leadoff hitter in the third inning, he hit a double to left field against the same pitcher, opening the scoring.

Kim Ha-seong, who stepped on third base when Weeks threw a wild pitch, homered on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s timely hit to score the first run.

Ha-seong Kim served as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the 5th inning when the game was tied 1-1, and was retired by right-hander Keegan Thompson with a fly ball to left field, and was replaced by a defensive player during the inning shift.

San Diego won 2-1.

Go Woo-seok from the San Diego bullpen did not pitch.

Pittsburgh Pirates’ multi-player Bae Ji-hwan played as a substitute in center field in the bottom of the sixth inning when the team was ahead 6-2 in an exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Rays held at Sports Park in Charlotte, Florida, and recorded 1 hit, 1 RBI, and 1 stolen base in 2 at-bats.

His exhibition game batting average rose slightly to 0.222.

Bae Ji-hwan was out with a ground ball to second base in his first at-bat in the 7th inning, but with a 6-3 lead in the top of the 9th inning,

he hit a timely hit to right field with 2 outs in the last attack of the 2nd inning and even succeeded in stealing second base.

Bae Ji-hwan jumped to third base and made a save when the opposing team’s catcher’s throw missed.

Pittsburgh won 7-3.

Park Hyo-jun, an invited player to the Oakland Athletics’ spring camp, appeared as a defender on second base in the bottom of the 5th inning with an 8-5 lead in an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds held at Goodyear Ball Park in Arizona, USA, and hit 1 hit in 2 at-bats.

Park Hyo-jun’s batting average in the exhibition game was maintained at 0.500 (6 hits in 12 at-bats).

However, Park Hyo-jun left a mark by making a throwing error in the bottom of the 5th inning when the team was ahead 8-7 with the bases loaded and no outs on defense.

Oakland gave up 10 runs in the 5th inning and lost the game 8-15.

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