San Diego Padres player Kim Ha-seong, 27, resumed his hit production in the game after his attempt to break the Korean big league record for consecutive games with a hit fell short.
Kim batted 1-for-4 and drew a walk in the leadoff spot against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., on Thursday (July 14).
After reaching base in 16 consecutive games prior to the Arizona game on Dec. 12, tying the record for consecutive games with a hit by a Korean big leaguer set by Choo Shin-soo (now SSG Landers) in 2013 while playing for the Cincinnati Reds, Kim went 0-for-4 on Dec. 13.
Kim’s silence didn’t last long.
Facing Arizona’s rookie right-handed pitcher, Brandon Phott, in his first at-bat of the game, Kim hit a sharp line drive to left field for a double.
It was his 17th double of the season.
He came home on a single by Fernando Tatis Jr. in the next at-bat to score the go-ahead run, his 65th run of the season.
San Diego then scored three runs in the first inning on Manny Machado’s RBI double and Jake Cronenweth’s RBI single.
In his second at-bat of the inning, Kim calmly picked off a pitch and walked to load the bases.
It was his 55th multi-RBI game (two or more in a game) this season.
He advanced to second on an infield grounder by Tatis Jr. Two batters later, Juan Soto was stranded at second on an infield grounder.
His next three at-bats failed to produce a hit.
After striking out in the fourth and sixth innings, Kim was stranded in his final at-bat in the eighth on a grounder to third base.
Kim remained at .286 (109-for-381) for the season. His on-base percentage was .381, up slightly from .380.
San Diego dropped its second straight after a bullpen arson resulted in a 5-4 loss.
After taking a 4-2 lead with an unearned run in the top of the seventh, the Padres gave up a tying two-run homer to Gurriel Jr. in the bottom of the seventh.
With the bases loaded in the eighth, 카지노사이트넷 he gave up the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly to Alec Thomas.