Ha-seong Kim of the San Diego Padres, who hit the third home run of the season, shared his feelings.
Kim Ha-seong finished the home game against the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 2nd (Korean time) with an 8-3 victory. 2 hits (1 home run), 2 runs, 3 RBIs).
After hitting a three-run home run that decided the game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a score of 3-3, he said, “I had a chance with two outs. He hadn’t been able to hit in previous at-bats, so I thought it would be nice to hit in this at-bat, but an error came in,” he said about the at-bat situation.
His exit velocity was strong at 101.2 mph, but his exit angle was slightly lower at 22 degrees. He slipped over the left fence.
When asked, “Did you think it was a home run at the moment you hit it?”, “I didn’t know it went over. I thought I would hit the fence, but I was lucky. I feel good,” he replied.
After hitting a home run, he came forward again to the cheers of the fans and made a curtain call.
“I always look forward to it every time I step into the plate. Thank you so much for shouting my name. I have strength,” he said, expressing his gratitude to the fans. 크크크벳
He did not forget to praise his teammate Fernando Tatis Jr., who played at Petco Park for the first time since returning from disciplinary action that day.
After saying, “A good player,” he said, “I didn’t even know that today was the first home game (after returning). That’s how well he melts into the team. It was a game that showed who Tatis is.”
San Diego recorded a three-game winning streak that day. They have a record of 16 wins and 14 losses.
He said, “We are a team that needs to move forward and think about winning. We have to be able to play well and win,” he said, emphasizing that he is moving towards the championship.