SD Kim Ha-sung’s curtain call, reversal three-run petco park excitement

San Diego Padres’ Kim Ha-seong led the team’s three-game winning streak with a come-from-behind three-run home run. Season 16 wins and 14 losses.

On the 2nd (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong, who returned to Petco Park after finishing the Mexico Series, hit a 3-run home run that slightly crossed left-hander Alex Young’s “hanging changeup” over the left fence in the 5th inning, tied 3-3 with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd base. 8-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Thanks to Kim Ha-sung’s third three-run homer of the season, left-hander Blake Snell, SD starter, reported his first win of the season. Snell gave up 3 runs on 8 hits with 7 strikeouts in 6 innings. It is the most innings pitched in a season without a walk. SD won 8-3 with two RBIs and timely hits by Manny Machado in the 8th inning with no bases loaded.

Ha-seong Kim, who tasted a home run 22 days after the game against the Atlanta Braves on April 10, even recorded two multi-hits in the game against Cincinnati. His first hit also came as the leadoff batter in the 4th inning, trailing 2–3, and hit starter Luke Weaver’s fastball to open up a scoring opportunity with a double to left. Then, Trent Grisham’s follow-up hitter hit home with a double in right field to tie the game 3-3. Both hits were long hits, and he played a full-fledged performance with a tie and a come-from-behind hit. Season 9 RBI.

In the 5th inning, when 3 runs were reversed, the SD teammates held a home run ceremony by putting a sombrero, a traditional Mexican hat, on Kim Ha-seong, reminiscent of the ‘Mexican Series’. Veteran Nelson Cruise pushed Ha-seong Kim to the fans who chanted “Ha-seong Kim” and received a curtain call to return the cheers. ㅋㅋㅋ벳

Valley Sports, which exclusively broadcasts SD, selected Ha-sung Kim’s home run in the 5th inning as ‘Play of the Game’. The postgame host also commented that Ha-seong Kim was a hero against Cincinnati.

In an interview with Valley Sports after the game, Kim Ha-seong, who became a Distinguished Player, said in the home run situation in the 5th inning, “I had an attitude that I had to hit it anyway because the opportunity was destroyed in all at-bats and it was two-out. He was a threadbare pitcher. He didn’t expect it to be a home run and he looked like he was going to hit the fence. Fortunately, he got lucky and it became a home run. Every time I stand at bat, the fans look forward to it and support me, so I am grateful and have strength,” he said through an interpreter.

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