‘I’m embarrassed by the team with the 1st place in AL win rate’… Ha-seong Kim, 4 at-bats, no hits → San Diego lost 1-4
Ha-sung Kim of the San Diego Padres struggled against the Baltimore Orioles, the American League’s winningest team.메이저놀이터
Ha-seong Kim started as the first hitter and second baseman in the 2023 MLB home game against Baltimore held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 15th, and only had no hits in 4 at bats.
Kim Ha-seong, who has been on the rise, is taking a breather with 1 hit in 12 at-bats in the last 3 games, and his batting average for the season, which reached 0.290 just three days ago, has also fallen to 0.283.
In the first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, Kim Ha-seong touched Baltimore starter Grayson Rodriguez’s 5-pitch fastball and retired with a pitcher’s ground ball. In particular, Rodriguez’s pitch was outstanding enough that the speed of the fastball hit by Kim Ha-seong reached 101 miles (about 163 km)
Kim Ha-seong aimed for the first base with 2 outs at the end of the 3rd inning. He harassed Rodriguez by dragging it to a full count, but hit a 7-pitch changeup and was retiring on a foul fly to first baseman. Even in the bottom of the 6th inning, which was his third at-bat, he played a whopping 9-pitch game, but the result was a foul tip strikeout.
The last at-bat also did not go as Kim Ha-seong intended. In the bottom of the ninth inning, he came out as the lead batter and hit Baltimore closer Felix Batista’s 101.6 mph (approximately 164 km) fastball with the ball count 2-2, and swallowed regret with a foul fly by the catcher.
Ha-seong Kim was not the only one who struggled on the Baltimore mound that day. Juan Soto, Manny Machado, and Jake Cronenworth, who can be said to be the team’s key hitters, also failed to hit a single hit. San Diego, which remained silent until the middle of the game, stopped the streak of 0 with Garrett Cooper’s solo shot at the bottom of the 6th inning, but was unable to close the distance as it failed to score an additional point. In the end, San Diego lost 1-4.
Starting pitcher Darvish Yu, who struggled without scoring support from the other line, suffered 8 losses in the season, recording 8 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 4 runs in 7 innings. San Diego, which suffered three consecutive losses, recorded 56 wins and 63 losses (0.471). San Diego, which has rarely been able to accumulate multipliers, is gradually moving away from fall baseball.