Before Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Diego Padres) returned home, teammate Kim Ha-seong flew around.
Tatis Jr. was suspended for 80 games on August 13 last year by the Major League Secretariat for discovering a PED (performance-enhancing substance). Tatis Jr., who had undergone wrist surgery after a motorcycle accident and was preparing to return to the major leagues, was suspended for 80 games last year and blew away. He missed the opening 20 games this year as well.
Tatis Jr. returned against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the 21st of last month, and from then on, the road to San Diego began. San Diego played 4 straight games in Arizona from the 21st, and after 3 away games with the Chicago Cubs, they left home despite the home game to play 2 consecutive games with the San Francisco Giants in the ‘Mexico Series메이저놀이터‘.
Because of this, Tatis Jr. stepped on Petco Park, the home stadium, only on the 2nd of this month. Even though the eyes looking at him with the title of ‘drug boy’ were still not good, Tatis Jr., as if happy to be back at home, played an active role with 3 hits and 1 run in 5 at-bats that day, even Hosobi.
However, the main character of the game was different. Kim Ha-seong hit a double in the 4th inning, trailing 2-3, and went on base, followed by Trent Grisham’s timely hit to tie the score 3-3, and left at 2 out 1st and 2nd base in the 5th inning, 3-3. He hit a three-run home run and scored a come-from-behind RBI. With the team’s 8-3 victory, Kim Ha-seong became the protagonist of the final stroke.
The ground interview after the game was also the responsibility of Kim Ha-seong. Ha-seong Kim said, “It was two outs and a chance came. It feels good,” he said of the home run.
After receiving a question about Tatis Jr., Kim Ha-seong said, “He’s such a good player. Actually, I didn’t know that today was (Tatis Jr.’s) first home game. That’s how well he melts into the team and seems to always play together. It shows who Tatis Jr. is. It seems like a game,” he replied.
Most of the videos posted on the San Diego club’s SNS after the game were also Kim Ha-sung. After the double dance ceremony in the 4th inning, followed by a home run in the 5th inning, Kim Ha-seong, who wore a sombrero (a wide-brimmed Mexican hat) and said “curtain call greetings” to the crowd, had a dance party with his teammates once again in the clubhouse after the game and was in a good mood. enjoyed the victory.