Kim Hae-sung hits MLB’s first multi-homer game…7 home runs this month alone
San Diego’s Ha Sung Kim’s bat is exploding. He hit his first multi-homer game in his major league debut, breaking the record for most hom runs in a season with 14, and he’s got seven this month alone. Reporter Park Soo-joo.In the bottom of the first inning, Kim Ha-seong, the leadoff hitter, sends a 150-kilometer-per-hour fastball from Pittsburgh starter Frister over the fence with a loud roar.It was the third “leadoff home run” of his career. Kim celebrated with his teammates as he crossed the plate with his arms outstretched.It didn’t end there.In the bottom of the fifth inning, with runners on first and second, Kim dazzled the sportstoto home fans with another huge arch.It was his first career multi-homer game, and his first since entering the major leagues!Just two days after breaking his personal record for most home runs in a season with 12, Kim added two more to his total.In his three at-bats on the day, Kim was on fire as his two home runs accounted for three of the team’s four runs.However, despite his big game, the team fell short, losing 4-8.Kim has steadily increased his home run count to 8 in 2021, 11 last year, and 14 this year.Including this game, he has hit seven home runs this month alone.His hot bat is also raising expectations for him to reach the 20-homer, 20-steal record, which was previously held by Choo hin-soo, the only other Korean major leaguer.
Kim already has 18 stolen bases this season.