All the players on the team, including coach Kim Ha-seong, San Diego, are bound to like him.
Kim Ha-sung failed to hit a hit in the San Francisco Giants' game at Petco Park on the 8th (Korea time), and made his first error since entering the major leagues, and the team also lost 2-3 after an extended game. Nevertheless, Kim Ha-sung was congratulated by his colleagues who were more than a home run with one team batting game in extra time.
Kim Ha-sung entered the first at-bat at the end of the 10th inning, 2-3 behind runner-up second baseman, and bunt immediately on the first pitch of opponent reliever Wendy Peralta. Kim Ha-sung, who corrected his hitting posture, tried to bunt the second ball, and the ball was the same ball, so the ball hit the home plate and bounced to the foul area.
A count that is absolutely unfavorable as a hitter in two strikes. However, Kim Ha-sung went out more actively, and the high fastball of 94.5 miles (152 km) came in the third, but the bat went out and the ball rolled to the first base. First baseman Brendan Belt caught him and tossed him to a pitcher coming in the base cover, which was difficult to live on first base, but Kim Ha-sung sprinted with all his strength. The helmet was pulled back and peeled off.
It was not a close situation and I stepped on the base late with a one-shot difference, but all the coaches and players in San Diego, including coach Jace Tingler, Darvish Yu and Manny Machado, had high fives with him. The runner went to third base anyway, and even if he just ran, there was nothing to say.
Kim Ha-sung did not hit the day, but the batting still seemed to be a little bit alive. The first and second at-bats were caught on the warm track in front of the fence.
Tingler said in a recent video interview, "All of our team members are helping Kim Ha-sung adapt quickly. "When we are training batting, we are also raising the speed of the machine or throwing the ball closer to us and considering him to adapt to the fast ball," he said. "If we play more in the future and deal with more major league pitchers in 스포츠중계 the at-bat, we will adapt faster."
After this interview, Fernando Tatis Jr., a shortstop, injured his shoulder and was placed on the 10-day disabled list. It is an opportunity for Kim Ha-sung not to come back twice at the beginning of the season. If he adapts enough to the fast ball of the major leagues while Tatis Jr. is missing, it is clear that his remaining major league life will be much easier.
He started his professional career late as a foster player, and his position in the team narrowed, and he started again from the beginning with free trade. Now he is showing an indispensable presence as a top hitter for KT. This is the story of Cho Yong-ho, 32.
Cho Yong-ho played as a top hitter and right fielder against Suwon LG on the 7th, contributing to the team's comeback with two hits, two hits, one walk and two RBIs. In particular, Lee Ju-hyung's fly ball was caught in the first and third bases of the eighth inning, which was 4-3, and he made a home tag-up of Oh Ji-hwan, a fast third baseman with an accurate home pitch.
Cho then hit a one-run timely hit in the second and third bases of the second inning at the end of the eighth inning, making the score 5-3, and KT added two points to win 7-3.
“In particular, Cho Yong-ho played a big role in defense and attack,” Lee Kang-chul praised after the game, saying, “This is the best achievement of victory today.”Before the game, he praised Cho Yong-ho's lakeside, which caught Ha Ju-seok's double-hit batting in a sliding catch in the opening game against Hanhwa, as a victory factor.
“The situation was the score that the opponent would play, and I was not a strong dog, but I had to catch it (at home). The batting was short. “One every year,” he said, smiling.
Cho Yong-ho had one hit in eight at-bats in the previous two games, saying, "I was four at-bats in the opening game, and I had only one hit in two games, so I was a little bit like that, but my value is not enough to hit.I think I have something better: I set my goal of 40 percent on-base percentage this year. I could or could not get a hit.