‘2 explosions with timely hits → disappointing strikeout with 2 outs in the 9th inning’ Kim Ha-seong, 2 hits and 3 RBIs… 33rd multi-hit of the season
- on Sep 06, 2023
Ha-seong Kim (28, San Diego Padres) played well with two timely hits, but was unable to prevent the team from losing.
Ha-seong Kim started as the number one hitter and third baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Philadelphia Phillies held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 5th (Korean time) and recorded 2 hits in 6 at-bats, 3 RBIs, and 1 strikeout. He maintained his season batting average at 0.275.
Kim Ha-seong, who stepped in as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the first inning when San Diego was down 0-3, fought tenaciously against Philadelphia starting pitcher Taijuan Walker, going all the way to the 7th pitch. Ha-Seong Kim attacked a four-seam fastball on the 7th pitch, but was kicked out by a fly ball to center field.온라인카지노
With one out and no runner on base at the end of the third inning, Ha-seong Kim once again harassed Walker. Ha-seong Kim, who made 3 foul balls in a row and advanced to 9 pitches, hit a ground ball to the shortstop and succeeded in advancing to second base when Philadelphia shortstop Trey Turner’s throw to first base missed. Ha-Seong Kim went into scoring position due to a defensive error by the opponent, but was unable to score due to a missed follow-up hit.
In his third at-bat in the fourth inning, Ha-seong Kim showed off his instincts as a problem solver. In the bottom of the 4th inning, when San Diego was down 2-8, with 2 outs and runners on 2nd and 3rd base, Ha-Seong Kim easily caught Walker’s sinker outside the strike zone on the 5th pitch. Bryson Stutt, who was biased toward second base due to a defensive shift, attempted a diving catch, but the hit ended up being a neat 2-RBI hit.
Kim Ha-seong, with his bat on fire, added a timely hit in the 6th inning. With San Diego trailing 4-9 with one out and 1st and 3rd base, Ha-seong Kim was caught in a 0-2 unfavorable count against Philadelphia relief pitcher Andrew Belatti, but on the 4th pitch, he hit a slider that fell to the outside low course to separate the game from 2nd. A timely hit brought in a runner on third base.
Kim Ha-seong, who appeared as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the 8th inning, hit a 95.5 mile per hour (approximately 153.7 km) fastball on the second pitch against Philadelphia’s Craig Kimbrel, but the timing was slightly late and he was kicked out by a fly ball to right field.
Ha-seong Kim had a chance to save his game in the last at-bat of the 9th inning. In the bottom of the 9th inning, when San Diego was down 7-9, with 2 outs and 1st and 3rd bases, Ha-seong Kim faced Philadelphia left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarado. It was a chance to tie the game with a timely hit and even end the comeback with a home run. Ha-seong Kim, who watched the first pitch strike, played a cautious game by selecting three consecutive balls. Kim Ha-seong, who cut 5 pitches due to a foul, entered the strike zone with the 6th pitch cutter, but unfortunately, he fell back with a missed swing and San Diego lost.
San Diego, whose longest winning streak this season was only 3, was once again frustrated on the brink of a 4-game winning streak. San Diego, with a record of 65 wins and 74 losses (0.468 winning percentage), is 6.5 games behind the National League wild card cutoff line, so its hopes for fall baseball are fading away.