메이저사이트The San Diego Padres’ ‘Korean Duo’ will spearhead a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The San Diego Padres open a four-game home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on Friday. This season, the Padres are 1-5 against the Dodgers in six meetings. It’s not much to write home about for a division rival, but Korean major leaguers Kim Ha-seong and Choi Man-ji will lead the way for the Tado Dodgers.
The four-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres in the Western Conference will be available to watch tomorrow (May 5) at 10:40 a.m. on SPOTV ON and sports OTT service SPOTV NOW.
Kim is having his best season of the year. He is batting .284 with a .380 on-base percentage and an OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) of 0.838, both career highs. With 15 home runs and 22 stolen bases, he’s on pace to join the 20-20 club. The Dodgers have also been strong. Kim has an OPS of 0.768 against the Dodgers this season.
Ji-Man Choi, traded from Pittsburgh to San Diego.
Choi is also ready to go. He left the Pittsburgh Pirates at the trade deadline to join the San Diego Padres. According to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, “Choi is the left-handed power hitter San Diego was looking for.” Since returning from injury, Choi has been hitting for power with four home runs and a .930 OPS.
San Diego and the Dodgers have a lot of ground to make up. After three days, San Diego sits in fourth place in the National League West with 54 wins and 55 losses. The Dodgers, on the other hand, have been on a roll since their early season struggles and are in sole possession of first place in the division with 61 wins and 45 losses. The teams are separated by 8.5 games.
Before the season, San Diego was expected to leapfrog the Dodgers. The Dodgers had spent an astronomical amount of money and were aggressively adding players, while the Padres were hoping for an outflow. But when the lid was lifted, the opposite happened. The Dodgers are in first place, while the Padres are bouncing around the bottom of the standings with their key players struggling.
San Diego has been outscored this season. It will be interesting to see if they can turn things around against the Dodgers.