Ha-Sung Kim and Bob Melvin, coaches of the San Diego Padres, who have been sidelined for two of their last four games, spoke about this.
In an interview after a 10-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 16th (Korean time), Melvin said, “I will start again tomorrow,” and said Ha-seong Kim, who was excluded from the selection that day, will return tomorrow. .
Kim Ha-seong, who boasted a hot hit with a batting average of 0.289 OPS 0.910 until the Mets expedition on the 12th, returned home after the last game break on the Mets expedition and was silent with no hits in 8 at-bats in two games, and the match that day was excluded from the start. He was brought in as a substitute and took one at-bat, but withdrew due to a foul fly.
Calling Kim Ha-seong 메이저놀이터“a player who plays a large part in the team and a key player who plays every day,” he said, “Nellie (Nelson Cruise’s nickname) has a good sense of hitting now, and recently our team has been attacking, not defending, so Cruz and Carp (Matt. Carpenter’s nickname) at the same time,” he said about the situation where Kim Ha-seong was missing.
Melvin made a change by placing Jake Cronenworth at second base against right-hander Freddy Peralta and left-hander Matt Carpenter at first base.
This had half success. Carpenter was silent in 4 at-bats, but Cruz, who came in as the designated hitter, made a big success with 2 hits and 3 RBIs.
Melvin said of Cruise, “He continues to show good things at the plate. He’s hitting a high-speed ball. We were disappointed with his quick response to the ball last year, but he is a player who has shown good performances throughout his career. He’s seeing the ball better since his eye surgery.”
Regarding Cronenworth, who returned after a break the day before and recorded two home runs, he expressed his thoughts, saying, “Sometimes a break is helpful.” To the question, ‘Do you think Cronenworth is undervalued because of the name value of other players?’ . But we all know what he means to this clubhouse.”
He was a different look than he had shown in his frustrating attacks recently. He clearly showed that he can be this scary when the batting line explodes.
Melvin said, “It’s true that we haven’t been able to show this kind of image consistently, even though we have the ability. I hope this is the beginning of a flow. The opponent is a team with a good pitching staff. I don’t know how many times I allowed more than 5 runs this year.”