Kim Ha-sung, who recharged with a day off, will play as the first batter again on the day.
Kim Ha-sung is expected to start as the first second baseman in a home game against the New York Mets at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on the 8th 메이저놀이터 (Korea Standard Time). He will take on Mets right-hander Justin Verlander.
After sweeping three consecutive home games against the LA Angels, he will play again after a day off.
The previous day was a rest day at home without moving for the first time in a long time. Kim Ha-sung also posted a picture taken on the beach on his Instagram.
“I went to the beach because I was frustrated because I was only at home,” he said before the match on the 8th. It’s about a 15-minute drive away,” he said, adding that he took a rest on the beach. Asked if there were any fans who recognized him, he replied, “He probably didn’t recognize him because he wore a sungrass and a hat.”
San Diego will play as a lineup of Kim Ha-sung (second baseman), Juan Soto (left fielder), Fernando Tatis Jr. (right fielder), Manny Machado (third baseman), Zander Bogart (shortstop), Jake Cronenworth (first baseman), Gary Sanchez (catcher), Matt Carpenter (nominated hitter), and Trent Grisham (center fielder), and Darvish will start.
Coach Bob Melvin said, “I’ve won the last three games. He said, “I’m swinging well in the leadoff position, and I’m energizing the team,” adding, “I’m continuing to use Kim Ha-sung as the leadoff.”
“Tatis is also getting more chances to score RBIs,” he said. Kim Ha-sung usually took the lead against the left-hander, but he is doing well and the team is showing good performance. “There is no need to fix it unless it is broken,” he said, adding that he is putting Kim Ha-sung in the same place to continue the good flow.
Meanwhile, San Diego sent left-hander Jose Castillo down to Triple-A El Paso and called up right-hander Alec Jacob in Double-A San Antonio.
Jacob, a right-hander sidearm, is a draft 16th-round pick in 2021 and has a 1.32 ERA in 18 appearances and 27 1/3 innings pitched for San Antonio this season.
Melvin said, “The performance was very good. Coming up from Double A to the big leagues is a bit urgent, but the player development department liked him very much. He commented on the new player, saying, “He shows an octagonal angle different from the existing pitchers.”
Jacob, who is from Washington State, where Seattle is located, and said Suzuki Ichiro was an idol when he was young, expressed confidence, saying, “I came here to take on any role if the team needed it.”
Melvin also announced Joe Musgrove as the final game starter in the first half. “I have a strong motivation to start,” he said, adding that he has decided to send Musgrove out.