The initial momentum that had been hot was broken.
Korean fielders and big leaguers active in the American Major League (MLB) are silent. Ha-seong Kim (28, San Diego Padres) and Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) are struggling to get out of the batting slump. A reversal is urgently needed in order to maintain the opportunities given steadily.
On the 24th (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong fell silent with no hits in 3 at-bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and his season batting average fell to 0.194 (14 hits in 72 at-bats). The day before, against Arizona, he hit a come-from-behind final blow, breaking a six-game no-hit streak, but the momentum did not continue.
Bae Ji-hwan also had no hits in three at-bats in the home game against the Cincinnati Reds that day. There have been no hits reported in the last 4 games in a row. His batting average for the season is 0.206 (13 hits in 63 at-bats), and he is barely in the 20% range.
The start of the season was unbelievable. Ha-seong Kim moved first. On the 4th, in the bottom of the 9th inning against Arizona, 4-4, he hit the big league’s first ‘goodbye home run’. Bae Ji-hwan, a junior, responded with a catcher to pass the Green Monster in the match against the Boston Red Sox on the 5th. Next, when Kim Ha-seong earned a two-run four by kicking a low-falling breaking ball with his golf swing against the Atlanta Braves on the 10th, Bae Ji-hwan received the baton with a three-run four against the Houston Astros on the 12th.
Nangbo, which continues day after day, made me look forward to the 2023 season. However, the bat that poured out the cannon cooled down like a lie. Kim Ha-seong has a batting average of 0.100 (3 hits in 30 at-bats), 2 RBIs and 11 strikeouts in the last 10 games. At least Bae Ji-hwan seems to be accruing one hit each and every time after the home run, but in the last 7 games, he struggles with a batting average of 0.176 (3 hits in 17 at-bats).
Kim Ha-seong is proving his worth by crossing the 2nd and 3rd base positions with his still defensive range and shoulder. However, he has to survive the attack so the team can beat the fierce competition for the National League West division rankings. San Diego is 12-12, and is in the middle of a battle for leadership in the early stages with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona (12-11).
Bae Ji-hwan was appointed regardless of infield or outfield, but he made a fatal error in the match against Cincinnati on the 23rd,스포츠토토 when he played as center fielder, leaving regret. Although the team is cruising with a 7-game winning streak, if the downturn in air defense continues, a spot will never be guaranteed.