Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres), who made an unfortunate play at first base that led to the loss of the game, reflected on his play and aggressive behavior.
Kim went 1-for-3 with one run, one RBI, one stolen base, one walk and one strikeout in the leadoff spot in the Padres’ 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the New York Mets at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on Aug. 8 (KST). As a leadoff hitter, he reached base multiple times, stole a base and scored a run, but it was Ok et al. who made the crucial error.메이저놀이터
In the bottom of the seventh inning, with the score tied at 3-3, Kim hit a sharp line drive to the side of the third base line off former KBO Lotte Giants pitcher Brooks Railley. It was a pitch that could have easily gotten to second base. Kim saw left fielder Tommy Pham handle the ball and sped up to try to steal third.
But Song got to third base faster and more accurately. Mets third baseman Luis Guillorme, who was waiting for the ball, attempted to tag him, and Kim appeared to avoid the tag with an exquisite slide, but replays showed that Kim’s body was off the base. Shortly after Kim’s run, Juan Soto doubled to center field, ending San Diego’s chances of a comeback.
Kim Ha-seong thrown out at third base / Getty Images Korea
Kim was replaced on defense in the top of the ninth inning by Lugned Odor to close out the game. San Diego lost the game 5-7 in 10 extra innings. After the game, the reason for the change was revealed: a toe injury. MLB.com San Diego reporter A.J. Casaval explained, “After being thrown out at third base, Kim returned to the dugout and kicked a water bottle as he walked down the stairs. He thought it was empty, but it was full of water and he injured his right toe.”
“I felt frustrated because the third baseman pushed my foot off the base a little bit,” Kim explained in an interview. “I made an aggressive decision, but it didn’t work out the way I wanted. I felt that my play affected the outcome of the game. I take full responsibility for my mistake. I will not let that happen in the future,” he said, adding, “I think my over-competitiveness led to this result. I promised myself that I would never make such mistakes in the future,” he reflected.
Meanwhile, Kim Ha-sung reportedly escaped serious injury as his post-match X-ray came back negative. However, he is listed as day-to-day, so it is unclear if he will be able to play in the next match.