He’s heating up the major leagues with his quick feet, not to mention his exhilarating double plays. Kim Ha-seong has reached double-digit stolen bases for the second year in a row.
Reporter Oh Sun-min.
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In the top of the fourth inning, trailing 0-1, Kim Ha-seong, the leadoff hitter, took a 154-kilometer-per-hour fastball that would have been a home run if it had traveled one meter further.
After hitting the left-field fence, Kim expressed his joy with a big dance and stole third base.
The catcher threw the ball straight at him, but his daring slide was a little faster.
It was his fourth straight stolen base and 10th of the season.
It’s his second straight year of double-digit stolen bases, and considering we’re only halfway through the season, he’s on pace to surpass his record of 12 from last season.
A change in Major League Baseball’s rules has also played a role in the rise of Korean League players like Kim Ha-seong and Bae Ji-hwan.
To increase stolen base attempts and make the game more exciting, the size of the base was increased by 7 centimeters this season.
This change has given players with a strong baseball background a chance to showcase their skills.
As if to shake off the disappointment of being caught stealing and missing out on a chance he created with his feet yesterday, Kim scored a valuable run in the sixth inning and then came home again to help San Diego win the game 안전놀이터.