San Diego Padres’ Kim Ha-seong battled well against a tough pitcher.

Starting at third base in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., on Monday (29 July), Kim went 1-for-2 with a double, three runs scored, two walks and one strikeout. His batting average rose to .242 on the season, but the team lost 7-10 and finished the series 1-2.

He battled well against opposing starter Gerrit Cole. Got on base twice and scored in both at-bats.

After drawing a walk in the second inning, he advanced to second on a stolen base and came home on Jose Azocar’s single up the middle. Azuca advanced to second on back-to-back throwing errors by the centre fielder and catcher.스포츠토토

In the seventh, with the bases loaded and nobody out, he hit Cole’s curveball up the middle for a single. Cole retired the side to end the game. With runners on second and third, Azoka scored on a fielder’s choice.

As you can see from Kim’s at-bat, the game was a slugfest that didn’t live up to its name.

Both teams’ starters struggled. San Diego’s Darvish was pounded by a barrage of hits in the third inning. In 2 2/3 innings, he gave up seven runs on seven hits, one home run, two walks and struck out seven.

Yankees starter Cole lasted longer than Darvish, but he too gave up a lot of runs. After giving up a two-run homer to Lugned Odor in the seventh inning, he walked the next batter he faced, Ha-Sung Kim, with the bases loaded. His final line was six innings, four hits, two doubles, three home runs, nine walks and six runs (five earned).

After falling behind 3-8 with seven runs in the third inning, San Diego closed the gap with three runs in the seventh. They scored again in the ninth. Kim Ha-seong led off the ninth with a walk and came home on a double and a sacrifice fly, but the Dodgers were unable to score any more runs.

Despite Darvish’s poor start, the bullpen was strong. Drew Carlton, Domingo Tapia, and Brent Honeywell combined to not allow a single base runner from the fourth to the seventh inning. Honeywell took the mound in the eighth, but gave up two more runs on three hits, including a solo home run to left field to Harrison Bader.

Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo was removed from the game in the next inning after colliding with first baseman Fernando Tatis Jr. while tagging him while fielding in the top of the sixth. The Yankees announced that Rizzo injured his neck during the tag and was removed for protection.

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