2200M above sea level, this is hell! Kim Ha-seong, alone in 11 homers, no hits
It is a place worse than Coors Field.안전놀이터 It deserves to be called ‘hell’ for pitchers.
In the Mexico City series held on the 30th (Korean time), both teams scored a total of 30 hits and 11 home runs. However, Kim Ha-seong failed to hit.
The San Diego Padres won 16-11 in the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Alfredo Halfhelu Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico that day. San Diego failed to hit all of the starting pitchers due to Kim Ha-seong. In San Francisco, there was only one Mike Yastrzemski who had no hits.
As part of the globalization of baseball, the major leagues embarked on a world tour. The London series and Australia series were held, and this time it was Mexico. This is the sixth time that the major league regular season has been held in Mexico.
Alfredo Half Helu Stadium is 2200 meters above sea level. Coors Field, called the grave of pitchers, is 1600 meters above sea level. The lower the air pressure, the better the ball flies. It is heaven for others.
San Diego was excited by scoring two runs from the first inning. In the top of the third inning, San Francisco tasted a home run first. San Francisco, which was trailing 0-3, made up for the two runs with back-to-back home runs by Brandon Crawford and Lamonte Wade Jr.
Then, San Diego responded with a home run in the bottom of the third. Nelson Cruz painted Solo Arch. Jake Cronenworth’s double and Austin Nola’s timely hit combined to make it 5-2.
San Francisco scored 6 runs in the top of the 4th inning. The game was overturned 8-5. Mitch Haniger exploded a three-run home run.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, San Diego’s Juan Soto and Xander Bogaerts hit back-to-back homers. In the bottom of the fifth, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a two-run homer. The next batter, Manny Machado, also hit a solo home run. San Diego reversed the game 10-8.
In the top of the seventh inning, Blake Saball of San Francisco exploded a two-run homer to tie the game. David Villa hit a come-from-behind solo home run.
In the bottom of the seventh, Machado hit a two-run homer to turn the score over 12-11. In the bottom of the 8th, San Diego drove in 4 runs without a home run, breaking San Francisco’s will to pursue.
Cruise had the most fun. He went 5-for-6 with 4 RBI. Machado went 4 at bats with 3 hits, 2 homers and 3 RBIs.
Kim Ha-seong harvested 1 hit and 1 walk in 4 at-bats. The season’s batting average fell from 0.220 to 0.209.