Ha-Sung Kim (San Diego Padres) hit the first grand slam of his MLB career.
Kim hit a walk-off home run in the second inning of the San Diego Padres’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Miami Marlins at Petco Park in San Diego, California, U.S., on July 22.
Kim led off the game with a double against pitcher Ryan Weathers, his San Diego teammate until this July, and then with one out in the second inning, he took Weathers’ three-pitch, 97-mph fastball over the left field fence. Even with a two-strike count in his favor, he stayed calm and went for the fastball.
The home run sent the fans at Petco Park into a frenzy, and the San Diego dugout went wild. Kim’s best friend, Manny Machado, was all smiles as he celebrated.카지노사이트
But the man behind the home run, Kim Ha-seong, was calm. He didn’t even do a bat flip after confirming the home run. His expression was also calm. After rounding the bases and stepping on home plate, he simply high-fived his teammates who had already crossed home plate. As he entered the dugout, he smiled briefly as he shared his joy with Machado. There was no big dugout ceremony. It was a walk-off home run, but that might have meant it wasn’t that special. It could have been a sign of respect for Weathers, who had been a teammate not long before.
The day was designated “Kim Ha-Sung Day” in San Diego. It was a special day for Kim, as he hit a grand slam on such a day.
San Diego struck first in the first inning on a deep fly ball to center field by Machado, who doubled and stole his 28th base of the season.