It’s news out of the blue.
Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) started at third base in the seventh spot in the line-up for the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., USA, on 26 June. However, the injury struck midway through the game and he was replaced early.
It happened in the top of the second inning, down 0-1. With two outs and no one on base, Kim faced Jake Irvin. On a 1B0S count, he took the second pitch, a 93.8-mph sinker, and pulled hard. However, the pitch hit Kim hard in the left knee.
Kim fell to the ground in great pain as soon as he was hit. He screamed and grabbed his knee in pain. Unable to get up on his own, he was eventually helped off the field by trainers, who could barely keep his left foot on the ground.먹튀검증
The injury came at a time when his batting was on the rise. He was in the midst of a five-game hitting streak that started on the 18th against the Kansas City Royals and ended the day before against Washington. In the previous game, he had hit his fifth home run of the season off a fastball, a clear indication of his upward trend. But the injury was inevitable.
It’s bad news for the team. San Diego recently placed their best third baseman, Manny Machado, on the injured list (IL) with a fractured palmar bone in his left hand. All-rounder Ha-Sung Kim has been filling in for him with his reliable defence, but he’s also suffered an injury that wouldn’t be out of place on the IL.
San Diego, meanwhile, suffered a 5-1 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning after a bullpen meltdown that resulted in a five-run big inning and a 5-6 deficit. But a dramatic three-run blast by Lugned O’Dowd in the top of the ninth gave them an 8-6 comeback win. They avenged the previous day’s loss to improve to 23-27 and remain in fourth place in the National League West.