The first week od the 2023 MLB season is over and things are already heating up! In the latest Baseball news, Kim Ha-Seong Hits his Second Homer of the Season during a 10-2 victory over Atlanta. After this victory, the San Diego Padres are now the team to beat in the NL West with a 6-4 record. Thus, they are now even with the Arizona Diamondbacks for the number 1 ranking spot in the NL West.
For Korean baseball betting fans, Kim Ha-Seong hitting his second homer of the season is a big deal. This is because the Korean native had a large following when he was playing for the Nexen Heroes. In addition, it is also because he had been in a 2-for-15 slump this season. However, this last game has brought him out of it and hopefully keep him out of it!
Kim Ha-Seong Hits his Second Homer of the Season in Rout
According to betting odds sites, Kim Ha-Seong got out of his slump during the second inning of the game. This is when he had an RBI double and afterwards hit a two-run homer during the fifth inning. By the end of the game, he had 2 hits, 3 RBIS (including his homerun) and was batting 0.281
So far this year the 27-year-old Korean shortstop has a .281/.343/.594 slash line. This is with two home runs, four doubles, four RBI and four runs through nine games this year.
While Kim’s achievements were impressive, everyone on the Padres’ roster was playing very well for their fourth game against Atlanta. In fact, this is their third win in a row in this series against Atlanta!
One player that was in the spotlight during the game was Nelson Cruz. This is because the 42-years old player got 6 RBI’s in only 6 innings! The game was fairly normal until the third inning when Kim Ha-Seong hit his double to centerfield. Afterwards, the Padres roster came alive and Cruz got a home rune that brought in another 3 runs.
By the end of the fifth inning, the Padres had an 8-0 lead and went on to win the game 10-2. Their next game, the Padres are going to New York to play against the Mets. However, despite their latest victory, sports betting site have the Mets as the favorite to win with a -140 moneyline.