Fernando Tatis Jr. who?
The San Diego Padres have another star filling the void at shortstop this season who is just as exciting of a player as Tatis is.
Tatis is obviously suspended 80 games and also has dealt with injuries, but that has opened up the door for Ha-Seong Kim.
And it’s safe to say that the fans in San Diego love Kim.
Every time he comes to the plate, one can hear the San Diego faithful chanting his name in unison.
Fans love him and enjoy cheering him on whenever he comes to the plate or does something special for the Padres.
— Allison Edmonds (@aedmondstv) October 19, 2022
Padres Fans Serenade Kim
Kim hit .251 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI in 517 at-bats during the regular season.
The Padres have been without Tatis the whole season, but Kim has filled his shoes quite nicely and is proving to be a fan favorite out in San Diego.
When a whole stadium is chanting your name, that means you’re pretty popular with the home crowd, and such is the case for Kim.
Kim picked up a hit during Game 2 of the NLCS yesterday as the Padres rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to avoid falling into a 2-0 hole before the series shifts to Philadelphia.
This postseason, Kim is hitting just .188 with no home runs and only one RBI, but he has posted a solid .297 on-base percentage and is still a key contributor in the Padres’ lineup.
It certainly hasn’t stopped the fans at Petco Park from chanting his name every time he does something special.
The NLCS is now tied heading to Philadelphia for Games 3, 4, and 5 over the weekend.
The Padres will send Joe Musgrove to the mound for Game 3 on Friday night.