Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres)’s streak of hits was stopped in two games. However, he succeeded in making up for the no-hit and unfortunate throwing with one home sprint.
On the 11th (hereinafter Korean time),스포츠토토 Ha-seong Kim started as a second baseman and a 7th batter in an away match against the Colorado Rockies in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA, and scored 1 run with 1 walk and 3 at-bats.
Ha-seong Kim faced the Seattle Mariners on the 8th and continued his streak of hits in two games the day before (9th). However, he could not continue the good trend as he did not produce a hit on this day. However, he succeeded in getting on base through a walk and even scored a goal, contributing to a 3-2 victory. The season batting average slightly decreased from 0.246 to 0.242.
Ha-seong Kim faced Colorado starter Kyle Freeland in the first at-bat with no out and first base in the top of the second inning, with a narrow lead of 1-0. Ha-seong Kim attacked Freeland’s 88-mile (approximately 141.6 km) sinker in the third pitch, but failed to take advantage of the opportunity as he withdrew with a floating ball in left field. And in the top of the 4th inning, the second at-bat without a runner also failed to produce a hit and ended up being a floating ball to the center fielder.
Kim Ha-seong, who had been silent, succeeded in getting on base in the third at-bat. Kim Ha-seong faced the changed pitcher Jake Bird at the start of the 5th inning, 1-2 behind, and got a straight walk by filtering out 4 pitches in a row. After that, Ha-seong Kim stepped on second base with Trent Grisham’s walk, and ran home on a timely hit by Fernando Tatis Jr., scoring a successful turnaround.
After creating valuable points, a good chance came. Ha-seong Kim got his fourth at-bat in the 7th inning with a narrow lead of 3-2, with 2 outs on 1st and 3rd base, and this time he faced Daniel Bard, the changed pitcher. However, he failed to take advantage of the opportunity as he struck out with a swing on the fifth pitch on a slider formed in the middle of the strike zone.
Ha-seong Kim did not produce a hit that day, but he contributed to the team’s victory with a goal created based on the pioneering plan. San Diego scored the first run in the first inning with consecutive hits from Manny Machado and Gary Sanchez. Then, in the top of the second inning, Nolan Jones hit a solo home run to tie the score, balancing the game right away.
After that, it was Colorado that broke the tight flow. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Colorado had a chance to score with 1 out and 3 base, and Allen Trejo grounded a ball to the second baseman. Kim Ha-seong, who caught the ball, threw the ball into the home to catch the runner on third base, but as the throw was formed high, all runners lived and allowed a 1-2 turnaround.
But it was San Diego that had the last laugh. In the top of the 6th inning, San Diego started with a hit by Xander Bogarts, and Ha-seong Kim and Trent Grisham walked to take a chance with two outs loaded. Here, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit the right fielder with 2 RBIs on time to take the lead back to 3-2.
After successfully turning the game around in the 6th inning, San Diego mobilized all the bullpen pitchers to lock the back door, succeeded in maintaining a narrow lead of 1 point, and ran for 3 consecutive victories.