Kim Ha-seong (27, San Diego Padres)카지노사이트 has been praised for his big league debut, which saw him hit his first career home run.
In particular, the San Diego Padres of the Major League Baseball (MLB) showed their excitement with a series of four posts on their official social media accounts.
On the 22nd (KST), the San Diego team posted the words “Our Korean king” on its official X (formerly Twitter) account, along with a video of Kim’s game.
The team then posted a video of Kim’s grand slam, jokingly calling it “Ha-Slam Kim,” a combination of Kim’s name and a grand slam.
That’s not all. “We’re going to say what everyone is thinking,” the club said, “Kim Ha-sung is awesome,” after showing a video of him taking a photo with his teammates after hitting a home run.
“The S in HSK (Kim Ha Sung’s English acronym) stands for slam (grand slam),” he wrote in both Korean and English.
Kim Ha-sung celebrates after a hit.
American media also focused on Kim.
In an article titled “Kim Hae-Sung a key member of San Diego’s offence with a grand slam,” MLB.com wrote, “Kim came up big in a must-win game for San Diego to advance to the postseason.
“Kim’s value can’t be overstated,” the article continued, “and it gives me chills to think of San Diego without him.”
“He’s hitting .280 with a .370 on-base percentage and .449 slugging percentage, and he’s playing outstanding defence at all three outfield spots,” the publication said. “His Wins Above Replacement (WAR) is the highest on the team and he’s one of five candidates for National League Most Valuable Player (MVP).”
The San Diego Union-Tribune, a local newspaper, called Kim “continuing his breakout season” in an article titled “Kim hits walk-off homer to lead Dodgers to win”.
“He’s the first San Diego player to hit a home run, a double and a stolen base in the same game,” the paper’s Jeff Sanders wrote on social media.
“I don’t think he’s quite sure he knows how valuable he is to this team,” he added, a blunt description of Kim’s status as a franchise player.
“He’s having an unbelievable season,” said San Diego Radio Network broadcaster Sammy Levitt, “and he just keeps getting better and better.”
Kim batted first and second in the line-up against the Miami Marlins at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, and hit a grand slam to left field with one out in the bottom of the second inning for a 1-0 lead.
It was the first time Kim hit a grand slam in his MLB debut.
He went 2-for-4 with the home run, four RBIs, two runs scored and one stolen base as San Diego won 6-2.