Ha-Seong Kim of the San Diego Padres struggled at the plate, but was unable to prevent the team from suffering a crushing defeat.
Ha-seong Kim started at second base in the away game against the Houston Astros held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA on the 11th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats. He had a season batting average of 0.271. The team lost badly, 2-12.
The hit was recovered through video review in the top of the third inning. Center fielder Chaz McCormick caught a line drive hit. The initial ruling was out, but video review confirmed that the ball hit the ground before hitting the glove.
Ha-seong Kim used his quick feet to run to second base, but the umpires gave him a hit. Ha-seong Kim returned to first base with an expression of incomprehension.
Afterwards, when Jurickson Profar’s hit to right, he ran to third base and created a chance to get first and third base with no outs, but Juan Soto struck out looking and Xander Bogaerts retired with a double play, so he was unable to score a single run.
In the 5th inning, he lost a hit to his opponent, Ho-bi. He pushed a line drive, but opposing right fielder Kyle Tucker threw his body and caught it.
San Diego’s offense that day was frustrating. The frustrating performance continued throughout the first inning, with the bases loaded after walking three batters in a row and failing to score a single run.안전놀이터
In scoring position, he went 0-for-5 and had 9 extra bases.
Meanwhile, Houston scored very easily. In the third inning, leadoff hitter McCormick reached base on a single to left, advanced to third base due to a stolen base, followed by a catcher’s throwing error, and then hit home with a passed ball. Then, Jose Altuve hit a two-run home run.
In the fourth inning with no outs and no outs on third base, third baseman Egui Rosario failed to properly catch Jose Abreu’s ground ball and threw it back, giving up another run.
In the 6th inning, runs came pouring in. Starting with Tucker’s triple to right-center with no outs on second base, a flurry of hits, walks, and fielding errors resulted in 8 runs.
Starter Matt Waldron recorded 4 hits, 1 home run, 2 walks, 1 strikeout, and 4 runs in 5 innings, and Tim Hill, who took the mound next, did not get a single out and recorded the worst performance of 6 hits, 6 runs (5 earned). Rich Hill took charge of the remaining three innings and was able to avoid a more difficult situation.
Ha-Seong Kim also showed good defense that day. In the bottom of the third inning, he caught Jeremy Peña’s batted ball that was missing next to the second base base with his backhand and threw it to first base, putting him out.
However, it was not enough to prevent the team from losing. The day’s game ended when he was replaced by Brett Sullivan on defense in the bottom of the 8th inning, when the score difference was wide.
With this loss, San Diego recorded 67 wins and 77 losses. They have officially been eliminated from the race for the National League West division championship.