Kim Ha-seong, who hit two two-run shots against LG, said, “I’m always happy with a home run I was lucky"

Ha-Seong Kim of the San Diego Padres is circling the diamond after hitting a two-run shot with one out and first base in the top of the sixth inning of a special game between the LG Twins and the San Diego Padres held ahead of the official MLB opening series at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th.

Kim Ha-seong (29, San Diego Padres), who hit two home runs in the final evaluation game ahead of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Seoul Series, expressed his humble feelings, saying, “I was lucky.”

Ha-seong Kim started as the 5th hitter and shortstop in the Major League Seoul Series special match against the LG Twins held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th, and played an active part with 2 hits (2 home runs) in 4 at-bats, 4 RBIs, and 2 runs.

San Diego, which had won 1-0 over the Korean national baseball team the previous day (17th), defeated LG 5-4 on this day with two home runs by Ha-seong Kim, and won both special matches.

The most decorated player of the game that day was definitely Ha-seong Kim. He hit home runs against LG's key pitchers.

In the top of the second inning, Ha-seong Kim drew a two-run arch that went over the left-center fence against Chan-gyu Lim, who had the most domestic wins (14) in the KBO League last year, at second base with no outs. In the top of the 6th inning, with 1 out and runners on first base, he hit another 2-run home run against ‘2022 KBO League hold king’ Jung Woo-young.

Kim Ha-seong, who attended the official press conference after the game, said, “I’m always happy to hit a home run,” and “I was lucky to hit a home run today.”

The second home run, which hit a changeup outside the strike zone, showed Kim Ha-seong's improved hitting skills. Kim Ha-seong waved his hand and said, “I was really lucky so I was able to get over the fence,” and then explained, “I was able to deal with (Lim Chan-gyu and Jung Woo-young) because they are pitchers I faced when playing in the KBO league, and I know what kind of balls they throw.” did.

Although the special match was a practice game in preparation for the Seoul Series, it was a meaningful game for Kim Ha-seong, who competed against KBO league players in Korea.

He said, “It was a really good experience. I am grateful to be able to wear the San Diego uniform and play in Korea. “It will be a good memory for the San Diego players to have played alongside Korean players,” he said.

Ha-seong Kim finished the warm-up in the special match by showing off his superb batting ability with two home runs and a batting average of 0.375 (3 hits in 8 at-bats). Now he is preparing for the two-game Seoul Series against Shohei Ohtani's team, the LA Dodgers, to be held on the 20th and 21st. Ha-seong Kim said, “The Dodgers and Seoul Series is the real beginning. “I will continue today’s good batting skills into the regular season,” he said. Meanwhile, starting pitcher Dylan Sis, whom San Diego recently acquired through a trade, recorded 1 hit (1 home run), 2 strikeouts, and 1 run in 2 innings against LG on this day. Ha-Seong Kim said, “The ball was really good, except for the missed throw that hit the home run. “I’m lucky to have him as a teammate,” he said, raising his thumb.

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