San Diego, where only Kim Ha-seong shines, criticizes the US media for “below the expectations of the Big 4”

San Diego, where only Kim Ha-seong shines, criticizes the US media for “below the expectations of the Big 4”

“Excluding Kim Ha-seong, the rest of the players are leaving lower grades than their careers.”

The San Diego Padres lost 6-10 in the 2023 Major League Milwaukee Brewers match held at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA on the 28th (Korean time). I gave up the series sweep, and fell into a three-game losing streak. The season record is 61 wins and 70 losses. It was ranked 4th in the National League West Division and 7th in the Wild Card. It is a ranking that is far from third place, which is the last line to advance to the postseason.

San Diego’s recent performance has been disastrous. In particular, they are playing a tough game as the silence of the batting line continues. San Diego has 3 wins and 7 losses in the last 10 games. In the meantime, the gap with the rival teams widened further.

Even in the Milwaukee game, San Diego’s problems were revealed. At every scoring chance, the batting line was silent. San Diego gave up 7 runs in the 6th inning and took a 4-9 lead. However, in the 7th inning, he seized the opportunity to counterattack. This is because Milwaukee bullpen pitcher Abner Uribe was greatly shaken. While Trent Grisham went on base with a hit ball, Matthew Barton and Kim Ha-sung walked and took the chance to get the bases safely loaded.

They had a lot of scoring opportunities, but San Diego only scored two points. When Fernando Tatis Jr. was at bat, Uribe followed up with 2 points with a series of wild throws. However, San Diego had additional scoring chances as Juan Soto’s shortstop’s fly ball, Manny Machado’s first baseman’s fly ball, and Zander Bogaerts’s retreat with a grounder’s from second base. In the end, San Diego became the wealth of Milwaukee’s 8th straight win without achieving a reversal of the atmosphere.

Since last year, San Diego has recruited superstars to challenge for the presidency. Ahead of the trade deadline, they recruited Soto and Josh Hader, and in the Stove League, they embraced Bogarts, the league’s top shortstop, and signed a long-term contract with Manny Machado, who has been at the center of the team. San Diego, which also joined Tatis Jr., who returned after being punished, emerged as a candidate for the championship. However, San Diego’s selection is far below expectations.메이저놀이터

On the 28th, the San Diego Union Tribune, a local media in San Diego, pointed out the sluggishness of the main players, saying, “The performance of Machado, Soto, Tatis Jr., and Bogatz, who are called San Diego’s Big 4, this season is lower than the records they have achieved throughout their careers.”

The media evaluated players based on OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage). Machado is posting an OPS of 0.780 this year, which is his worst performance in the last five years. Soto’s OPS is 0.885, Tatis Jr’s is 0.781, and Bogatz’s is 0.727, career lows.

Unlike the ‘Big 4’ in San Diego, Ha-seong Kim is still active. He is having a career high season with a batting average of 0.274 OPS and 0.807 in 126 games this year. After he was hired as the number one hitter, he showed even better form. He played in 56 games with 62 hits in 217 at-bats, 11 homers, a batting average of 0.286, an on-base percentage of 0.390, and a slugging percentage of 0.484.

The ‘San Diego Union Tribune’ also said, “The Big 4 are earning a total of $68 million this season. However, they are performing below expectations. All players except Kim Ha-seong have performed poorly than they have achieved throughout their careers.” .

There are still 31 games left until the end of the season. For San Diego to make a dramatic postseason move, the hit line needs to explode. San Diego coach Bob Melvin also promised to do his best until the end, saying, “I hope that the batting line, which has been silent throughout the season, will come to life while continuing to play.”

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