A 156km fastball is no problem! Ha-seong Kim, who hits against the second place rookie of the year, will he overcome his weaknesses with fast balls?

San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (28) turned the fastest ball into a hit this season. 

Kim Ha-seong started as second baseman in the 9th match against the Atlanta Braves held at True Park in Atlanta, Georgia on the 7th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats. San Diego suffered a 6-7 walk-off loss. 

Kim Ha-seong, who hit a walk-off home run against Arizona on the 6th, hit Atlanta starting pitcher Spencer Strider’s four-seam at 97 miles per hour (156.1 km) and recorded a hit. He didn’t hit the ball well, but he hit it technically and sent it to a good course to make a clean hit. 

Kim Ha-seong is recording good results this season with a batting average of 2.8% (6 hits in 21 bats), 1 home run, 1 RBI, and .842 OPS in 6 games. However, until the game on this day, all hits were hit against slow changing balls of less than 90 miles (144.8 km). 

All of the five hits Kim Ha-seong recorded before the game were hits made by targeting sliders in the 80 mph range. The last home run on the 6th was a home run that hit Scott McCoff’s 90.2 mile (145.2 km) slider. Considering that he is a slider, his speed wasn’t slow, but it was more like a mismatch in the middle.

In that respect, it is encouraging that Kim Ha-seong scored a hit against Strider’s 97 mph fastball, which boasts a strong pitch.메이저사이트 Kim Ha-seong only recorded a batting average of 10.18 li (4 hits in 34 at-bats) against fastballs of 97 mph or more last season. He needs to improve his ability to respond to fastballs in order to perform better this season. 

Fans are looking forward to seeing how Kim Ha-seong, who has not had a bad start to the season, will show the rest of the season.

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