Ha-Seong Kim of the San Diego Padres is back in the starting lineup.
Ha-seong Kim is expected to start at second base for number 6 in the home game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 23rd (Korean time).
This is his first appearance since the away trip to Auckland on the 17th. So far, he has missed four games due to abdominal pain.
The absence seemed to be prolonged as the team could not find a clear cause, but as his condition improved, he was named in the starting lineup again.
It’s not a familiar place. He has always been the leadoff hitter, but today he starts at number 6. The intention appears to be to ease his burden.
On this day, San Diego had Xander Bogaerts (shortstop), Fernando Tatis Jr. (right fielder), Juan Soto (left fielder), Manny Machado (designated hitter), Ji-man Choi (first baseman), Ha-seong Kim (second baseman), Trent Grisham (center fielder), Matthew Batten (third baseman), and Brett Sullivan. (Catcher)’s lineup was announced.
We were able to see two Korean batters, Choi Ji-man and Kim Ha-seong, take the plate in succession.
He faces right-hander Dakota Hudson. He has 6 wins, 2 losses, and an ERA of 5.12 in 70 1/3 innings in 16 games this season.
San Diego’s starter is Matt Waldron. This season he has a record of 1 win, 3 losses, and a 5.16 earned run average, having pitched 29 2/3 innings in 6 games.