Kim Ha-seong (28-San Diego) smiles in his first two-hit game against Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels).

Kim Ha-seong started at first base and second base against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Major League Baseball (MLB) on Friday at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA. Kim, who reached the big leagues in 2021, faced “Idoryu” Ohtani for the first time in the game.

After a grounder to shortstop in the first inning, Kim came up short in the top of the third inning with a grounder down the same course as his first at-bat.

With a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning, the opportunity came in the third at-bat with the bases loaded. Kim bunted on Ohtani’s first pitch, confusing the opposing batter and causing the ball to drop behind him, allowing Trent Grisham, who was at first base, to steal second.안전놀이터

Kim then pulled a two-pitch fastball through the left side to put runners on first and third with no outs, but Fernando Tatis Jr. was thrown out trying to steal a batter later in the inning, and San Diego was unable to extend its lead. Kim made up for his earlier failure by stealing his 14th base of the season after leading off the seventh inning with a walk, and came home on the next batter’s single.

After ending the offense with an infield single in the eighth inning, Kim made his presence felt on defense in the ninth. With the bases loaded and the score 8-5 in the top of the ninth inning, Kim boldly ran forward to catch a ball hit by the opposing batter that bounced heavily in the infield and landed in front of the second base line, and then made a perfect throw to first base to end the inning.

Kim went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a walk, extending his hitting streak to four games and keeping his season average at .257. San Diego went on to win 8-5.

The Angels starter, Ohtani, was pulled after failing to get an out in the bottom of the sixth inning when he trailed 1-2 and gave up a double to Xander Bogaerts and a solo homer to Jake Cronenweth. In five innings, he allowed five runs on seven hits, including two home runs, with four walks and five strikeouts to fall to 4-7 on the season. He was also silent at the plate, going 0-for-3.

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