The San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim has been removed from the starting lineup with a toe injury. Fortunately, the bone is intact.
San Diego will play the New York Mets at 11:10 a.m. ET on Sept. 9 at Petco Park in San Diego.
Kim was scratched from the starting lineup against the Mets due to a toe injury suffered the previous day when he kicked a bucket of water during a game. Matthew Barton, recently recalled from the minors, will make his first start of the season at second base.
San Diego’s starting lineup is Fernando Tatis Jr. (right field), Juan Soto (left field), Manny Machado (third base), Xander Bogaerts (shortstop), Gary Sanchez (catcher), Jake Cronenworth (first base), Brandon Dixon (designated hitter), Matthew Barton (second base) and Trent Grisham (center field).
Kim kicked a bucket of water after an unfortunate base hit against the Mets on Aug. 8. He thought it was empty, but it was full and he suffered a small toe injury.
In the top of the seventh inning with the score tied 3-3, Kim hit a double down the left field line. As he watched left fielder Tommy Pham handle the throw, Kim rounded second base at full speed and ran to third.
With a head-first slide, Kim deftly avoided the tag of third baseman Luis Guillermo, who had hit a grounder to left field. He slid his left arm out of the way of Guillermo’s tag and touched the base with his right hand.온라인바카
However, he couldn’t overcome the acceleration from his high speed and his body went past the base. As he touched base with his left foot, Guillermo pushed Kim’s leg away with his gloved hand and tagged him. Eventually, his foot fell and he was tagged out.
Kim was frustrated to be called out on a push tag by an opposing fielder. His emotions ran high as he threw away a great opportunity to get to second or third base. After returning to the dugout, Kim kicked a bucket of water and stubbed his toe.
He told local media after the game, “The opposing fielder tagged me and pushed my foot away. I thought it was an empty water bottle. I didn’t think about it enough in the heat of the moment.”
The San Diego club said they would monitor the injury on a “day-to-day” basis. He underwent X-rays, which showed nothing wrong with the bone.