‘117 wins’ Ace also captured! Kim Ha-seong, 3G consecutive hits… SD 5 consecutive losing series with no ‘answer’
San Diego Padres Kim Ha-sung’s sense of hitting has risen. He went on a three-game hitting streak. However, his only regret was that he could not prevent the team from losing.
On the 21st (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong started as a third baseman and second batter in the 2023 Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox home match held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, and recorded 1 hit in 4 at bats. The season batting average rose slightly from 0.235 to 0.236.
The hit streak that started with the confrontation with the Kansas City Royals on the 18th continued to three games. At the beginning of the game, it was difficult to capture Chris Sale (Boston), the “ace” left-handed sidearm with a unique pitching form that is hard to find even in the KBO league. But he wasn’t just being blinded.
In the first at-bat with no runners at the end of the first inning, where the score was 0-0, Kim Ha-seong started the game looking for a 94.8-mile (approximately 152.6 km) fastball from Boston starter Chris Sale on the fourth pitch. Then, in the second at-bat at the bottom of the 4th inning, trailing by 1-3, he pulled the outside slider, but it was only a shortstop ground ball and hardly produced a hit.
However, Kim Ha-seong, who has a good sense of hitting, did not get hit until the third at-bat. Kim Ha-seong did not miss Seil’s fastball this time in the bottom of the 6th inning, narrowing the score by one with Fernando Tatis Jr.’s solo home run. Kim Ha-seong pushed a 95.6 mile (approximately 153.9 km) fastball out of the strike zone, and hit a double in the right field.
With Kim Ha-sung’s double, San Diego had a chance to pursue second base safely. But the other line was really savage. Before the game on the 21st, he had a batting average of 0.194 in scoring position, and was considered to be ‘last’ in the entire major league. In San Diego, Zander Bogarts made a fly ball and helped Kim Ha-sung advance. However, both Juan Soto and Nelson Cruz struck out and bowed their heads.
Ha-seong Kim failed to produce an additional hit in the fourth at-bat, and was replaced by catcher Brett Sullivan prior to defense in the top of the ninth inning. On this day, Masataka Yoshida, who played as Boston’s number 2 designated hitter, recorded a hit in four consecutive games with Kim Ha-sung and one hit as on the previous day (20th).안전놀이터
Although they poured astronomical capital into signing Xander Bogarts in the offseason, Darvish Yu, Manny Machado, and Jake Cronenworth signing extension contracts during the season, San Diego’s performance is disappointing. With the defeat on this day, San Diego fell into a swamp of 4 consecutive losses and 5 consecutive losing series.
Boston caught the flow at the beginning of the game. After Raimel Tapia’s hit in the second inning and the ball hit by Kike Hernandez’s body, Boston took a chance on 1st, 2nd and 3rd base through a double steal. Here, Enmanuel Valdez pushed San Diego starter Joe Muggsrove’s slider with all his might and exploded the first three runs.
San Diego immediately followed suit. San Diego fired a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning, with leadoff hitter Juan Soto chasing after. However, Boston maintained a 3-run lead in the 4th inning with a timely hit by Alex Verdugo in the 1st and 3rd base chances. San Diego then narrowed the gap to two runs again with Fernando Tatis Jr.’s solo home run in the sixth inning. But the pursuit ended here.
San Diego failed to take advantage of the chance created by Kim Ha-sung’s double, and after that, they failed to score a single point, and fell on their knees 2-4, falling into a 4-game losing streak. San Diego shows that even if you invest an unimaginably large amount of capital, you will not be unconditionally connected sexually.