Choi Ji-man (32) was named to the starting lineup for the first time after transferring to the San Diego Padres. Kim Ha-seong (27) also starts as expected. A Korean beast booked the second record ever for starting together on the same team.
In the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held on the 5th (Korean time) at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, Ha-seong Kim will start as the first hitter, second baseman, and Choi Ji-man as the 7th designated hitter.
Choi Ji-man was traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to San Diego on the 2nd. Choi Ji-man, who played with Bae Ji-hwan in Pittsburgh, became a teammate with Kim Ha-sung in San Diego.
Choi Ji-man, wearing a Pittsburgh uniform in a match against the Cincinnati Reds on April 3 of this year, started with Bae Ji-hwan, setting a record for the first time in the major leagues to start with a Korean batter. Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan started a total of 5 games together in Pittsburgh.토토사이트
Meanwhile, Kim Ha-seong is playing an MVP-level performance this season. If Choi Ji-man shows off the slugging power San Diego wants, more games in which Kim Ha-seong and Choi Man-man start together may increase.