As the schedule for the second half of the Major League Baseball (MLB), which finished the All-Star Game on the 12th (Korean time), begins on the 15th, Korean major leaguers are back on the starting line.
In addition to Kim Ha-seong (27, San Diego Padres), who worked hard in the big leagues in the first half, Choi Ji-man (32, Tampa Bay Rays), who recovered from a last-minute injury in the first half, normally opens the second half.
Kim Ha-seong is facing an away game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA at 7:05 am on the 15th. Kim Ha-seong showed great performance among Korean major leaguers in the first half. He confidently expanded his position with his skills even in the face of strong competitors on the team and established himself as an indispensable key player in San Diego. Local media are also mentioning Kim Ha-seong as San Diego’s MVP in the first half.
He showed off a more stable appearance in defense, which is his strength, and captivated the players and fans with active and bold play in offense and running. His performance in his batting was remarkable. Kim Ha-seong finished the first half with a batting average of 0.258, 10 home runs, 31 RBIs, 16 stolen bases, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.760, recording career highs in most of the figures. In the second half, if the pace of the first half is maintained, 20 (home run)-20 (steal base) is expected to be sufficiently achieved.
Choi Ji-man, who returned from a last-minute injury in the first half, aims to leap forward in the second half. Ahead of this season, Choi Ji-man, who left the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade and wore a Pittsburgh uniform, fell out of the game early due to sluggishness and injury.
Choi Ji-man, who went through a long rehabilitation, returned to the big leagues on the 8th after playing in the minor leagues. After his return, he was 1-for-8 in two games, but he raised expectations in the second half with a multi-hit performance including a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the 10th, the last game of the first half. After finishing this season, a rebound in the second half is a must for Choi Ji-man to qualify as a free agent (FA).
“Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) was also included in the waiting group for a return in the second half. Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent Tommy John surgery in June of last year and immersed himself in rehabilitation for a long time, is recovering his lost sense of actual fighting as he recently started rehabilitation. Ryu Hyun-jin, who pitched in the Minor League Rookie League game on the 5th and made his first rehabilitation appearance with 3 innings and 1 run, took a break on the 4th and made his second rehabilitation appearance in the upper league Low Single A on the 10th, recording 4 scoreless innings. .
Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to adjust the timing of his return to the big leagues after moving to the higher league, Triple A, making several more mounds. Even in Toronto, where the starting lineup is considered a weakness, the joining of experienced Ryu Hyun-jin is expected to be a great help.
It is news that Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh), who left the game at the end of the first half due to an injury, is also working hard to make a comeback in the second half. Bae Ji-hwan played in 76 games in the first half and recorded a batting average of 0.238, 2 homers and 20 stolen bases. He has established himself as the vital force of the Pittsburgh Airborne by demonstrating the advantages of a multiplayer that goes back and forth between the infield and the outfield.온라인카지노
It is regrettable that he missed due to an injury while expanding his position as a starting player, but as he imprinted his presence on the coaching staff, it is expected that he will be used moderately even after returning from injury. Shin-soo Choo can also aim to break the record for the most stolen bases (22) by a Korean player in a single season.