The return match of superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. 토토사이트(24) that San Diego Padres fans have been waiting for so long. It was Kim Ha-seong (28) who hit the final home run that received the most spotlight in that game. However, Tatis Jr. rather praised Kim Ha-seong and gave up the main character.
The San Diego Union-Tribune, an American media, made a headline on the 2nd (Korean time), saying, “Ha-seong Kim helped decorate Blake Snell and Tatis Jr.’s comeback match at Petco Park with victory.”
On this day, San Diego won 8-3 against the Cincinnati Reds in the 2023 Major League home game held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA.
On this day, 37,491 spectators gathered at Petco Park to see Tatis Jr., who returned after two years. Tatis Jr. was suspended from the first 20 games of the year due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident and an 80-game suspension last year for taking a banned substance. Tatis Jr., who started as the first hitter and right fielder, lived up to expectations with 3 hits and 1 run in 5 at-bats, but it was Kim Ha-seong who played an active role with 2 hits in 4 at bats (1 home run), 3 RBIs and 2 runs, including a three-run home run, that stole the hearts of the fans. .
Kim Ha-seong, who started as the 7th hitter and second baseman, retired with a shortstop grounder in his first at-bat. However, from his second at-bat, he began to show a sense of hot hitting. In the top of the 4th inning, with San Diego behind 2-3, he hit a double that hit the left wall directly as the lead batter. Upon reaching second base, he danced with a cheeky expression and put Petco Park in a festive mood. Following Trent Grisham’s double to right field, he stepped home and tied the score 3-3.