Kim Ha-seong, who went down to number 6, shows his first triple of the season in a show of force.

San Diego was down 0-8, but came from behind to win 9-8.
San Diego Kim Ha-seong

Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres), who moved down to the number 6 hitter, showed his strength by hitting his first triple of the season.

Ha-seong Kim started as the 6th hitter and shortstop in the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 9th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats. He also added one run.

Kim Ha-seong, who played as the number 5 hitter in all 12 previous games, fell one place to number 6 on this day.

Ha-seong Kim, who grounded out to third base in the second inning and struck out in the fourth, produced a long hit in his third at-bat.

Trailing 2-8 in the bottom of the 6th inning with no outs and 1st and 3rd bases, Ha-seong Kim targeted right-handed sidearm Jose Cuas’ 152 km/h sinker and made a fast ball of 162 km/h that penetrated right-center field.

Cubs right fielder Mike Tauchman was unable to cut off the batted ball, so the ball rolled in front of the fence and Ha-seong Kim ran to third base. The two runners also hit home with ease.

Ha-seong Kim hit his first triple this season and the sixth in his MLB career.

It has been 1 year and 8 months since Ha-seong Kim hit a triple against the Colorado Rockies on August 3, 2022.

In the 7th inning, Ha-seong Kim failed to create multiple hits (more than 2 hits in a game) due to the bad luck of a batted ball flying at a speed of 168 km/h directly in front of the left fielder.

Kim Ha-seong’s season batting average rose slightly from 0.205 to 0.208 (10 hits in 48 at-bats).

Thanks to his tenth hit of the season being a triple, his slugging percentage rose significantly from 0.318 to 0.354.

On this day, San Diego was trailing 0-8, but scored 7 points in the 6th inning when Ha-seong Kim hit a 2-RBI triple to trail 7-8.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, with two outs and a runner on first base, Fernando Tatis Jr. drew a two-run arch over the left wall, giving San Diego a thrilling comeback win of 9-8. 고스톱

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