Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) hit in 3 consecutive games in the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB), hit base 2 or more times in 5 consecutive games continued Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates) hit his 6th home run of the season. On the 27th (Korean time), Ha-seong Kim started as the first batter (second baseman) in the home game against Pittsburgh held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, and got 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 run in 5 at-bats. San Diego lost to Pittsburgh 2-3. Kim Ha-seong got a right-handed hit at the end of the first inning. He walked on base in the third inning, and as Manny Machado’s bat fell between shortstop and left field, he quickly dug home from first base to second and third base and scored.
Kim Ha-seong maintained a batting average of 0.340 (18 hits in 55 at-bats) and 4 homers in 13 games in the second half. On the 26th, 토토 Baseball Reference, an American baseball statistics site, ranked first in the National League and second in the MLB overall in WAR compared to substitute players. WAR is an index that quantifies the contribution to a team’s victory compared to the league average player. Baseball reference WAR is denoted bWAR. Ha-seong Kim’s bWAR is 5.1, and Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves), the strongest MVP candidate, is 5.0. The overall MLB ranking is Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) with 6.9, but it is the sum of pitches. Beast Ohtani’s bWAR is 4.6. bWAR is recognized for its reliability enough to be frequently referred to by the local media in the United States.
Choi Ji-man started as a starter after 5 games. Choi Ji-man, a left-handed hitter, is excluded from the batting order when a left-handed pitcher is selected as the starter due to the platoon system. Choi Ji-man, who was appointed as the fourth hitter (first baseman) that day, hit a solo home run that went over the fence in the middle of the right in the top of the second inning when the score was 0-0. He hit the 149 km/h sinker of opponent starter Seth Lugo. The batted ball was 164km/h, and the flight distance was 117m. It was his 6th home run of the season.
Choi Ji-man, who had to strike out in the 4th inning, lost a hit in the 7th inning due to being caught by the opponent’s defense. In the ninth inning, a ground ball hit at 150 km/h went straight to the third baseman. Choi Ji-man posted 1 hit and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats. Due to the bad luck that well-hit balls become criminal hits, he was unable to achieve multiple hits (two or more hits in one game), and his batting average for the season rose from 0.183 to 0.188 (12 hits in 64 at-bats).