San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong (28) played an active role in all directions, including multi-hits, 4 on-base, and hobi, but could not prevent the team from losing.
On the 18th (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong started as the 6th hitter and 3rd baseman in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ game against the Kansas City Royals held at Petco Park in San Diego, California. With 2 hits, 2 walks and 1 run in 3 at-bats, the batting average for the season slightly increased from 0.225 to 0.235.
His first at-bat was after one out in the bottom of the second inning. He hit opponent starter Carlos Hernandez’s 98.4 mile (about 158.3 km) four-seam fastball and made a left-handed hit. The second at-bat was 1 out and 1 base in the bottom of the 4th inning. He picked off reliever Mike Myers’ ball well and stepped on first base with a walk.
The third at-bat was the bottom of the 6th with no one on first base. He attacked relief pitcher Josh Taylor’s slider and completed a multi-hit with a left-handed hit. In the fourth at-bat, he went on base with a walk after a full count match against Cuban Missile Aroldis Chapman. After two outs in the bottom of the ninth, the last at-bat, he turned to the shortstop grounder.
He also shined once on defense. In the top of the 5th inning, he caught a ground ball from Nathan Eaton on second base and threw his body toward second base runner Nick Prato, who was digging into third base, and made a tagout. Darvish Yu, who erased the scoring runner, was able to finish the inning without conceding an extra run.
San Diego gave up a run in the top of the fourth inning. With 2nd out and 2nd base, MJ Melendez hit a 1-RBI double, leading to 0-1. San Diego tied the game in the bottom of the fifth. After one shot, Jake Cronenworth balanced the 1-1 match with a solo shot over the right fence.
Both teams fought fiercely in the 6th inning. San Diego gave up a two-run home run to Vinny Pasquantino from second base with no out in the top of the sixth inning, making it 1-3. After that, Michael Garcia allowed 1 RBI double in 1 out 2 base, widening the score to 1-4.
In the bottom of the 6th, San Diego went in pursuit. With no bases loaded, one point was added when reliever Taylor balked, making the score 2-4. After that, Zander Bogarts’ infield hit from 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base added one more point and chased 3-4.
In San Diego, starting pitcher Darvish became the losing pitcher with 6 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5⅓ innings.안전놀이터
Ha-seong Kim, Bogatz, and Cronenworth hit multi-hits. However, the team as a whole failed to score in the bottom of the 4th inning with one out and bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th, and knelt down.
Meanwhile, San Diego recorded two consecutive losses with the loss that day. The season record was 20 wins and 24 losses, and the difference between the LA Dodgers and the LA Dodgers in the National League was up to ‘8’.