Why are Korean athletes getting so many unfair calls?
The day before, it was Bae Ji-hwan. And now Kim Ha-seong has gotten a tongue-lashing.
Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball started at first and second base against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 29 (KST). The result was a 0-for-5 performance with two strikeouts. He couldn’t build on his three-hit performance the day before. The team lost to Pittsburgh 7-1. It was their fourth straight loss.카지노사이트
As bad as the loss was, the umpire’s strike calls were also a problem. In the top of the first inning, Kim struck out looking. Keller’s five-pitch slider was well outside the zone. But the umpire called it a strike. Kim walked out of the batter’s box with a dumbfounded look on his face.
Coincidentally, a day earlier, Pittsburgh Korean hitter Bae Ji-hwan had an unfortunate situation. Bae appealed a strike call on a ball that was missed three times in his at-bat. The appeal resulted in his ejection, and his absence from the day’s action, as well as the aftermath of his recent slump, put an end to the Korean big leaguers’ showdown. Bae had gone hitless the day before, snapping a nine-game hitless streak.
Kim Hae-sung, who was mentally shaken by his first at-bat, was unable to fulfill his role as leadoff man. An outfield fly in the second, an infield fly in the fifth, a strikeout in the seventh, and an infield grounder in the ninth were all he could muster.
With his poor performance, Kim dropped to 2-for-5 on the season.