Now, he stood shoulder to shoulder with the ‘baseball genius’ that shone in Asia. An all-time great move that will remain in the history of Korean major leaguers.

‘Awesome Kim’ Ha-seong Kim 먹튀검증 (28, San Diego Padres) finally tied the record of ‘baseball genius’ Ichiro Suzuki (50).

Ha-seong Kim started as the first hitter and third baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time).

On this day, San Diego had Kim Ha-seong (third baseman) – Fernando Tatis Jr. (right fielder) – Juan Soto (left fielder) – Manny Machado (designated hitter) – Xander Bogaerts (shortstop) – Jake Cronenworth (2nd baseman) – Choi Ji-man (1st baseman). ) – Luis Campusano (catcher) – Trent Grisham (center fielder) and starting pitcher Seth Lugo constituted the starting lineup.

Against this, the Dodgers put up starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin, and Mookie Betts (second baseman), Freddie Freeman (first baseman), Will Smith (catcher), Max Muncy (designated hitter), David Peralta (left fielder), Jason Hayward (right fielder)- The starting lineup was built with Kike Hernandez (third baseman), James Outman (center fielder), and Miguel Rojas (shortstop).

Ha-seong Kim recorded multiple on-base runs in 14 consecutive games before the match. On the 23rd of last month, in the game against the Detroit Tigers, he went 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI, and 2 points, including a home run. On the 24th, against Detroit, he had no hits and 2 walks in 2 at-bats. 2 RBIs, 2 hits in 5 at-bats against Pittsburgh on the 26th, 1 hit in 3 at-bats, 11 walks and 1 run against Pittsburgh on the 27th.

Then, on the 29th, he met the Texas Rangers and went 2 at bats, 2 hits, 2 walks and 2 runs, went 4 at bats, 2 hits and 2 RBIs against Texas on the 30th, and played 1 at bat, 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 run against Texas on the 31st, setting a multi-on-base record in consecutive games. Kim Ha-seong, who increased, went 4 at-bats, 1 hit and 1 walk against the Colorado Rockies on the 1st, 2 hits and 1 RBI in 5 at-bats against Colorado on the 2nd, and 2 hits, 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 RBI and 3 runs in 3 at-bats including a home run against Colorado on the 3rd. Raised.

Ha-seong Kim’s multi-on-base record did not stop even after meeting the Dodgers. Kim Ha-seong recorded 2 hits in 4 at-bats and 1 walk against the Dodgers on the 5th, 1 hit in 4 at-bats, 1 walk and 1 run against the Dodgers on the 6th, and 1 hit and 1 walk in 3 at-bats against the Dodgers on the 7th.

Based on these performances, his season record jumped to .287 batting average, .384 on-base percentage, .455 slugging percentage, and .839 OPS with 15 homers, 41 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.

Ha-seong Kim succeeded in recording multiple on-base records in 15 consecutive games on this day. This is the highest record ever tied in Asia. Until now, the player who held this record was Ichiro. Ichiro made multiple on-base runs in 15 consecutive games from the Texas game on June 4, 2007, while playing for the Seattle Mariners, to the Pittsburgh game on June 20.

Ichiro, one of the best major leaguers in Asia, joined Seattle in 2001 and hit .350 with 8 home runs, 69 RBIs, and 56 stolen bases with 242 hits, creating a stir by winning the American League MVP and Rookie of the Year titles at the same time. In 2004, with a batting average of .372 and 262 hits, Ichiro set a new major league record for most hits in a single season. In 2007, when Ichiro set a multi-on-base record in 15 games, he was very active with a batting average of .351, 6 homers, 68 RBIs and 37 stolen bases.

Ichiro, who played in 2,653 major league games, batting average of .311, 117 home runs, 780 RBIs, and 509 stolen bases, boasts a remarkable cumulative record of 3,089 hits. Ichiro, who had 1,278 hits during his time in Nippon Professional Baseball, left a legend with 4,367 hits in the U.S. and Japan. He is a player who is likely to enter the Major League Hall of Fame in the future.

Kim Ha-seong, who came out as the lead batter at the end of the first inning, had an advantage with Gonsolin with a ball count of 2B and 1S.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, San Diego’s lead hitter, Choi Ji-man, walked to base and ignited the attack, and Campusano succeeded in scoring the first run with a 2-run homer in the middle of the month. Fortunately, Grisham also continued the atmosphere with a heavy hit, and Kim Ha-seong hit Gonsolin’s 88 mile (142 km) slider with his first pitch to score a left-handed hit, giving the team a chance to score. Then, Tatis Jr. hit a timely double in the direction of center field, and both Grisham and Ha-Sung Kim scored, giving San Diego a 4-0 lead. In addition to this, Machado’s center fielder sacrifice fly was added to make it 5-0.

However, San Diego was devastated by only allowing 8 runs in the beginning of the 4th inning. Kim Ha-seong, who picked the ball for the first pitch, boasted a high-sensitivity hit when the second 88-mile slider thrown by Gon So-lin came in high in the middle, not missing it and scoring a heavy hit. Kim Ha-seong, who wrote a multi-hit before the end of the 5th inning, succeeded in 15 consecutive multi-on-base games and stood shoulder to shoulder with Ichiro’s record.

Ha-seong Kim moved busy, but it did not lead to a goal. Tatis Jr. poured cold water on the double hit that led to the third baseman, second baseman, and first baseman. San Diego conceded 5 runs in the defense in the beginning of the 6th inning, and made up for 1 point with Campusano’s right-handed hit at the end of the 6th inning, but it was not enough to make up for the score gap that had already widened to 6-13.

Kim Ha-seong hit the plate again at the end of the 7th inning when there was no runner with one out. No runner was given to Kim Ha-seong as the lead batter, Grisham, withdrew with a strikeout. The Dodgers put reliever Joe Kelly on the mound from the bottom of the 7th inning, and a match was also made with Kim Ha-seong. Kim Ha-seong picked the ball for both the first and second pitches and took advantage of the ball count, but a 100 mile (161 km) four-seam fastball came in one after another, leading to a ball count of 2B and 2S. couldn’t make it

Ha-seong Kim was able to dramatically enter the fifth at-bat. In the bottom of the ninth inning, with two outs, Campusano hit a solo home run in left midfield and Grisham hit to right, giving Kim Ha-seong another chance to step into the plate. Against left-hander Brian Hudson, Kim Ha-seong hit an 86 mile (138 km) cutter that came in on the 4th ball count 1B 2S, but the first baseman was forced to fly out and the game ended with San Diego losing 7-13.

On this day, Kim Ha-seong tied the record of 15 consecutive multi-on-base, the most in Asian history, with 2 hits and 1 run in 5 at-bats, and his season batting average jumped to .288. It seems to be approaching the 30% batting average little by little. While recording multiple on-base runs in 15 consecutive games, Kim Ha-seong is flying with a batting average of .442 (23 hits in 52 at-bats), 4 home runs and 8 RBIs. In the San Diego batting lineup, Campusano was very active with 4 hits in 4 at-bats, 4 RBIs and 2 runs, raising his season batting average to .319, but his team lost.

Meanwhile, Choi Ji-man, who started as San Diego’s seventh hitter and first baseman, went 2 at-bats in 3 at-bats with no hits, 1 walk and 1 run. Choi Ji-man’s season batting average fell to .185. He came out as the leadoff batter in the bottom of the third inning and walked on base before scoring on Campusano’s mid-month two-run homer, his only harvest. In the bottom of the 4th inning, the third baseman flew out, and in the bottom of the 6th inning, a chance for a runner and second base was a flyout to the right fielder. In the bottom of the ninth, he was replaced by pinch hitter Matthew Bayton, and he lost his chance at the plate.

San Diego starting pitcher Lugo collapsed with 8 runs, 8 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 8 runs in 3⅓ innings as he struggled against the Dodgers’ strong batting line. That’s how he suffered his sixth loss of the season, and his season ERA also jumped significantly to 4.19. Scott Barrow, acquired by San Diego in a trade with the Kansas City Royals ahead of the trade deadline to reinforce the bullpen pitching, also failed to prevent the season’s ERA from jumping to 6.64 as he collapsed with 4 hits and 5 runs in 1 inning. On the other hand, Dodgers starting pitcher Gonsolin was able to put his name on the winning pitcher thanks to the firepower of the team’s batting line despite struggling with 9 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 6 runs in 6 innings. 7th win of the season.

San Diego recorded 55-58 with a loss on the day, and was once again far from the 50% win rate, and the Dodgers ran ahead with a 65-46 record in the National League West. San Diego is still ranked 4th on the planet.

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