How can he be so good at this, they asked. Before the game started, all eyes were on Ohtani, but when it was over, all that remained was Kim’s brilliance.
Reporter Hong Ji-yong.
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Today’s (May 5) ‘big play’ was made by Kim Ha-seong, not Ohtani.
In the top of the fourth inning, he made a “bare-handed” stop on a ball that was going out to the outfield, then quickly caught the fallen ball and threw it to first base to catch the runner at the plate.
His split-second judgment and reflexes shone through, and he was praised by his teammates.
In the bottom of the ninth, the pitcher cheered.
He lunged for a loose ball, caught it, and threw it away to preserve the team’s win.
With two outs and the bases loaded, the defense saved the team from a possible comeback.
At the plate, Kim also shined.
In the fifth inning against pitcher Ohtani, he bunted once to advance a runner and then drove in a run.
In the seventh inning, he stole his 14th base of the season on a bunt.
Ohtani, who was the favorite before the game, was hit by a back-to-back home run in the sixth inning for the first time in his career, and was taken out with blisters on his fingers.
After the game, MLB highlighted the play, saying, “How can he play defense like that?”
San Diego manager Bob Melvin called Kim the best defender in the league and said, “It’s a tremendous defense, especially at the end of the game, which not many players can do.”
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