‘The Big Match’, a three-game Korean Big League series

In their third year in Major League Baseball (MLB),온라인카지노 the San Diego Padres’ Kim Ha-seong, who has established himself as the team’s undisputed leadoff hitter, and the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Choi Ji-Man, who has been hitting well since returning from injury, will go head-to-head in an unforgettable matchup.

San Diego and Pittsburgh will play a three-game series at Petco Park in San Diego, California, starting on the 25th. Both teams will be looking to turn their fortunes around after a rough start to the season.

The Dodgers have spent big money and attracted big-name players ahead of the 2023 season with the goal of winning the World Series, something they have never done. But this season, the Padres have a dismal 48-52 record in 100 games and sit in fourth place in the National League West. They’re struggling to make the postseason, let alone the World Series.

After a lacklustre showing at StubHub last winter, Pittsburgh started the season with a seven-game winning streak that propelled them to the top of the National League Central. However, they slowly began to fall apart and are now 43-56 in 99 games, last in the division.

With both teams in need of a rebound, the two Korean big hitters, Kim Ha-seong and Choi Ji-Man, are still doing their part. Kim, who was batting lower in the order until midway through the season, has been leading San Diego’s batting order since moving to the No. 1 spot. His .267 (84-for-315) batting average in the middle of the order is the third-highest on the team, and he’s been a table-setter with a .359 on-base percentage and smart baserunning that’s backed up by excellent initiative. He has also hit 12 home runs, his most in a season since joining the MLB.

Choi Ji-Man, who returned from a lengthy injury layoff, has also been hitting long balls, including home runs and doubles, in each of his appearances. Most notably, he hit a home run off Shohei Ohtani against the Los Angeles Angels on the 22nd. However, he hasn’t been able to get on base when the opposition has a left-handed starter. Fortunately, San Diego has called up right-hander Darvish Yu to start on the 25th, giving us a chance to see two Korean big league hitters in Kim Ha-seong and Choi Ji-Man face off.

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