April 3 was a day of firsts for San Diego Padres’ Kim Ha-seong. It was his first start in Major League Baseball. Also, he got his first hit and RBI in the game against Arizona. He was two out of four in the game with a strikeout and an RBI. Also, his team won, 7-0.
Kim started the game at second base. Also, he batted sixth in the rotation. It was his first game as a starter after coming off the bench on Opening Day last Thursday. However, he struck out. He didn’t play the next game. Then, he was a starter last Saturday.
Regular starter Eric Hosmer had to take the day off. Thus, second baseman Jake Cronenworth filled his spot. It allowed Kim to start at second base. According to people who bet NBA and MLB games, Kim didn’t look nervous as a starter.
Kim Ha-seong Earned First MLB Hit
According to sports betting odds experts, Kim did his best to help the Padres win. Also, he was excited to play at a stadium he dreamed of playing at. Fans cheering for them made his debut as a starter much better. Kim stepped in the batter’s box with two outs in the first inning. Also, San Diego was already up 1-0 with runners at both first and second bases.
Kim faced a 0-2 count. However, he fouled off Caleb Smith’s pitch before getting three balls in a row. Then, Kim hit a fastball through the left-field hole that allowed Wil Myers to score a run.
In the third inning, he led off with a single. However, he was left stranded on base as the next three batters went down. His third appearance was in the fourth inning. There were two outs with runners at both first and second bases. Also, he faced reliever Riley Smith. According to online sports betting reports, Kim met a full count but struck out to a sinker.