Ha-seong Kim (28, San Diego Padres) succeeded in hitting and stealing a base in three consecutive games. However, the team unfortunately ended a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs in a losing series.

Ha-seong Kim started as the 8th batter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League away game with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA on the 28th (Korean time), recording 1 hit and 1 walk in 3 at-bats. Ha-seong Kim’s season batting average, which succeeded in multi-on-base, rose slightly from 0.215 to 0.220.

Although the team finished 3 consecutive matches with the Cubs with 1 win and 2 losses, Kim Ha-seong was brilliant. In the first game against the Cubs on the 26th, he started as the 6th hitter and second baseman and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats. On the 27th, he started as the 7th batter and second baseman, and led the team to a 5-3 victory with 2 hits, 2 runs and 2 steals in 3 at-bats.메이저사이트

And in the last game of the three consecutive games that day, he produced a hit and continued his three-game hitting streak. It was also encouraging to raise his batting average, which once fell to the 10% range, to the early 20% range. His batting average for this three-game series was 40% (4 hits in 10 at-bats).

With neither team scoring in the first inning, San Diego took the lead with a big shot in the top of the second inning. A situation where there is no one runner. Manny Machado took a 1-0 lead with a left-handed solo shot.

However, the Cubs immediately struck back. In the bottom of the second inning, there are no runners out. Eric Hosmer and Nelson Velasquez hit back-to-back homers to turn the game around 2-1. After Nick Madrigal went on base with a hit ball, Tucker Van Hart stepped home on a timely hit to make it 3-1.

Ha-seong Kim took his first at-bat as the lead batter in the top of the 3rd inning. His hitting feel was good. From the first at-bat, he pushed the 4th fastball (150.8 km) against opposing starter Hayden Wesneski to create a right-handed hit. Then, after one shot, Jake Cronenworth stole second base with a storm run at the plate. It was Kim Ha-sung’s 4th stolen base this season. He then succeeded in retouching Cronenworth’s straight hit in right field and stepped on third base, but failed to score as Fernando Tatis Jr. struck out.

Kim Ha-seong entered the second at-bat with an excellent RBI opportunity in the top of the 4th inning. After two outs, Machado’s hit, Matt Carpenter’s walk, and Trent Grisham’s catcher’s hit interference came out, giving him an opportunity to load the bases. Here, Ha-seong Kim stepped into the plate. Kim Ha-seong picked out the 2 balls well and then just sent 2 strikes. Then, on the 5th pitch, he pulled Wesneske’s sweeper (133km) properly and made a strike on third base, but unfortunately was caught by Cubs third baseman Madrigal’s glove.

In the 5th inning for the Cubs, with one out and first and second base, Ian Happ struck a right-handed hit. In the 7th inning, Dansby Swanson fired a left-handed solo shot and ran away to 5-1. Kim Ha-seong stepped on the third plate in the 6th inning without a runner, but it was only a floating ball to the left fielder. San Diego made up for one point with Carpenter’s sacrifice fly in the 8th inning.

Kim Ha-seong entered the last at-bat as the lead batter in the top of the ninth inning with the team trailing 2-5. The opposing pitcher is Brad Boxberger. After watching the first pitch strike, Kim Ha-seong calmly picked out four balls in a row and succeeded in getting to first base. However, the follow-up pinch hitter Nelson Cruz hit a double hit in front of the pitcher and failed to score.

In the end, San Diego was unable to turn the game around and ended the three-game series with the Cubs with one win, two losses, and a losing series. San Diego’s 13-14 win rate collapsed again. The Cubs, on the other hand, went 14-10.

San Diego starter Seth Lugo took his 2nd loss (2 wins) of the season with 7 hits, 3 strikeouts and 4 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings. On the other hand, Cubs starter Wesneski recorded 4 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 1 run (1 earned) in 5 innings, and took his 2nd win (1 loss) of the season.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *