“Ha Sung Kim took the bait.”
When Ha-Sung Kim (San Diego Padres) was thrown out at third base after hitting a double off Brooks Reilly (New York Mets), he apparently became enraged and kicked a structure in the dugout. In the bottom of the seventh inning of a 3-3 tie at home against the New York Mets on Aug. 8 (KST), Kim hit a sinker to left field with the bases loaded.
Kim was thrown out trying to advance to third base. MLB.com’s AJ Casabell wrote on Twitter, “Kim stubbed his toe in frustration after being thrown out at third base. X-rays are negative. It’s unclear if he’ll play tomorrow.”
He was replaced by Lugnard O’Dowd in the top of the ninth inning on defense due to a sore right big toe. “I take full responsibility for my performance and the mistakes I made,” Kim told MLB.com. I will make sure it doesn’t happen again in the future.”
However, the real reason for Kim’s anger seems to be something else. In fact, Mets left fielder Tommy Pham had a little trick up his sleeve. Given the nature of the pitch and Ha-Sung Kim’s power, two bases should have been allowed anyway. But here, he intentionally made a motion to handle it one tempo late, and as Kim raced to third, he quickly threw to third baseman Luis Guillome.
“It was a deliberate bait by Pham, and Kim took the bait,” said New York media outlet SNY. So far, so good. However, it appears that Ha-Sung Kim was unhappy with the tag on third baseman Luis Guillome, who received the throw from left fielder Tommy Pham.
“Kim initially tried to avoid the tag, but he was able to get enough separation from Guillome’s tag,” SNY said. When a beast tries to tag a runner, it often does so with a subtle push. Kim deftly sidestepped Kiyome’s arm and tried to steal third base, but ultimately failed. If you look at the slow motion picture and the photo from the back, it looks like Kiyome pushes Kim’s foot out of the way. 메이저놀이터 추천
It was a nice play for Mets manager Buck Showalter, who told SNY, “It was a nice play. I thought Tommy had to make a good throw. He’s doing a better job than I’ve seen him do.” “If Pham hadn’t gotten Kim, it would have been a very different game,” he said, according to SNY.