A powerful table setter emerges… Kim Ha-seong final stroke, Tatis celebrates resurrection

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Ha-seong Kim (27) took the leadoff lineup for the San Diego Padres, which is full of hitters with high names, from July. Ha-seong Kim stood tall as one of the best hitters on the team as his ability to make contact with fast balls and his concentration to not easily turn the bat on balls that fell outside improved.

His recent rise has been dazzling, to the extent that he was named the 5th best candidate for National League MVP in the AX (Award Index) selected by ESPN, an American sports media outlet.

However, synergy was lacking. The resolution ability of the central batting lineup, led by Fernand Tatis Jr., Juan Soto, Manny Machado and Xander Bogatz, was below expectations.

In particular, the sluggishness in the second half of Tatis Jr., who was placed in the second batting order and formed the table setter with Kim Ha-seong, was painful. Tatis Jr. batted just .165 in his first 25 games after the All-Star Game. Because of this, even if Kim Ha-seong survived, the connection did not work well.

However, Tatis Jr. has been slowly recovering lately. Although the production of long hits has not risen as much as expected, the frequency of going to base has increased based on elaborate hitting and pioneering plans.먹튀검증

The strength of the San Diego table setters, Ha-seong Kim and Tatis Jr., shined in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks held at Petco Park in San Diego, USA on the 19th (Korean time).

Kim Ha-seong, who had been silent without a hit in the first three at-bats, stood at bat in the bottom of the 8th inning with one out and second and third bases when the score was 0-0. San Diego ordered a sacrifice bunt from Trent Grisham, the ninth hitter, from the first and second bases with no outs. He was expecting Kim Ha-seong.

Kim Ha-seong lived up to expectations. After hitting a clean heavy hit in front of home fans who chanted “Ha Sung Kim”, he called two people home.

Then, Tatis Jr.’s bat turned vigorously. Tatis Jr. fired his 20th two-run home run of the season and quickly opened the score to 4-0.

San Diego, who struggled greatly against Arizona rookie starting pitcher Brandon Pott, who pitched 7 scoreless innings, won 4-0 as the table setter saved a chance created in the lower batting order.

Kim Ha-seong increased his season RBI to 44 and maintained a batting average of 0.281 for the season. Tatis Jr. hit a home run in 14 games. In the last 8 games, including the game against Arizona on this day, he has a batting average of 0.419, 1 home run, 7 runs and 5 RBIs, continuing his good hitting sense.

The atmosphere in San Diego is also improving. San Diego has won three of their last four games. The season record is 59-64, and the prospect of advancing to the postseason is not bright, but it is clear that they are looking for an opportunity to rebound. One axis of that power is a powerful table setter.

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