Ha-seong Kim (27, San Diego), equipped with a customized helmet, broke the no-hit silence in 3 consecutive games and contributed to the team’s 3-game losing streak.
Recently, Ha-seong Kim received applause from the fans for showing a fighting base base game to the extent that his helmet came off. However, from the club’s point of view, they had no choice but to be concerned about the injury of Kim Ha-sung, a key hitter.
Accordingly, San Diego prepared a customized helmet for Ha-seong Kim. On the 29th (Korean time), Ha-seong Kim posted a video of himself wearing a new helmet on the club’s SNS.
Currently, it is in the process of making samples and being evaluated by Kim Ha-seong. The club’s efforts to reduce the risk of injury to Kim Ha-seong are glimpsed. Teammate Manny Machado advised, “Don’t let your helmet fall off during the game. That’s the most important thing.”
When a local reporter in the U.S. asked Ha-seong Kim why his helmet often came off recently, he replied, “Koreans and Americans have different hair styles.” Accordingly, the club decided to make a custom helmet that fits the head shape of Kim Ha-seong.
Kim Ha-seong wearing a custom helmet. San Diego social media capture
Ha-seong Kim responded with a hit to the club’s meticulous consideration. On this day, he started as the first batter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League (MLB) away game against St. Louis at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and played an active role with 1 hit in 4 at bats. Kim Ha-seong, who broke the silence in the last 3 games in a row, maintained his batting average for the season at 207.04 (119 hits in 435 at-bats).메이저사이트
Kim Ha-seong, who took the leadoff, attacked opponent starter Adam Wainwright’s first pitch from the first at-bat in the first inning and scored a heavy hit. However, he failed to score the first run due to a follow-up hit.
In the top of the 3rd inning, he had a bunt on first base and sent first base runner Trent Grisham to second base. Then, in the top of the 5th inning, the center fielder’s floating ball and the shortstop’s ground ball in the 8th inning withdrew.
San Diego took a two-run lead with Matt Carpenter in the 6th inning and Garrett Cooper in the 7th inning each with one RBI and timely hit. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Paul Goldschmidt, the leading hitter of St. Louis, hit a 1-run home run and allowed pursuit, but in the top of the 9th, Cooper hit a timely 2 RBI and ran away with a 3-run lead.
San Diego, which defeated St. Louis 4-1, recently broke its three-game losing streak. With a 62-70 win rate of 407, it maintained 4th place in the National League West Division.