Ha-seong Kim (28) of the San Diego Padres failed to score a hit, but added a valuable RBI with his first sacrifice fly this season. However, the team unfortunately lost by one point. In particular, Ha-seong Kim had a golden opportunity to tie and score an RBI, receiving enthusiastic support from home fans and becoming a hero, but swallowed the regret with his colleague’s bone head play.
Kim Ha-seong started as a 7th batter and 3rd baseman in the 2023 Major League (MLB) home game against the Kansas City Royals at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 17th (Korean time), and scored 1 RBI in 4 at-bats and 3 at-bats. . After the game that day, Kim Ha-seong’s batting average for the season fell from 0.230 to 0.225.
Ha-seong Kim hit his first at-bat in the chance to go first out and first base at the end of the second inning with a score of 0-5. However, he bowed his head, withdrawing into a double stroke in front of the shortstop. Kim Ha-seong entered the second plate at the bottom of the 5th inning. This time, the missed ball was caught in the rain of Kansas City shortstop Bobby Witt Jr.
Then, at the end of the 6th inning, when the team began to chase 3-5, Ha-seong Kim stepped on the third at-bat with a chance to run on 3rd base. Here, Kim Ha-seong attacked the second pitch with a ball count of 0-1 and stopped with a floating ball to the center fielder, but in the meantime, the runner on third base stepped on the home and added one RBI. It was Kim Ha-sung’s 15th RBI this season.
The most disappointing thing was the bottom of the 8th inning. The team still trailed 4-5 by one point. Kim Ha-seong entered the plate at the golden opportunity of 2nd 1st and 3rd base. Petco Park was flooded with support from fans who chanted ‘Ha Sung Kim’.
Next, Kim Ha-seong scored an advantageous 2-1 ball count. However, first base runner Lougned Odor was caught on a rundown while heading to second base at the pitcher’s check ball, and was out. It was Odor’s bonehead play. For Ha-seong Kim, it was a golden opportunity for a tie and an RBI. End of the inning. With Odor out, Kim Ha-seong stepped on the bat again as the lead batter in the bottom of the ninth inning. However, he finished his game that day with a well-hit ball to center field.스포츠토토
The San Diego Padres and the Kansas City Royals met on the 17th (Korean time) at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA. The moment Odor (right) gets caught on the rundown. /AFPBBNews=News1
Meanwhile, Kansas City overcame San Diego’s lead by scoring 5 runs only in the second inning. Matt Duffy struck a timely hit to the left in the first and third base opportunities created by lead batter Edward Olivares’ hit and MJ Melendez’s walk. In the following chance to load the bases with one out, third base runner Melendez scored when Eaton’s shortstop grounded, Bobby Witt Jr.’s timely hit to the left, and Salvador Perez’s 2 RBIs and 2 RBIs in the middle of the left resulted in a series of doubles to run away to 5-0.
San Diego scored two runs each in the 5th and 6th innings. In the 5th inning, after two outs, Brett Sullivan tied up a right-center hit and an opponent’s error and went to second base, then Kansas City second baseman Duffy failed to properly handle Fernando Tatis Jr.’s hit, and Sullivan scored. Then, Jake Cronenworth’s right-field triple hit just in time.
In the 6th inning, lead hitter Zander Bogarts’ heavy hit and follow-up Matt Carpenter’s heavy hit double made up for one point, and Kim Ha-seong’s sacrifice fly came out to chase the lead to 5-4, one point, but that was it.
San Diego ended up losing 4-5 as all subsequent hitters were forced to hit. The previous day, after ending a five-game losing streak, they wanted to bounce back, but the slippery San Diego marked 20-23. The standings are 3rd in the National League West Division. On the other hand, Kansas City escaped from a 4-game losing streak and maintained a record of 13 wins and 31 losses and maintained the lowest place in the Central Division of the American League.