It was a game that could have ended in a no-hitter. He made up for it in his last at-bat. Kim and the San Diego Padres shared a laugh.
Kim Ha-seong started at second base 토토사이트 and third base for the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on April 24 and went 1-for-5.
Despite a five-game hitting streak that began on April 18 against the Kansas City Royals, Kim’s season batting average dropped slightly from .236 to .235.
Up until the middle of the season, Kim hadn’t been much of a contributor to the team. He started the game as the table-setter alongside Fernando Tatis Jr. but struggled to get on base, let alone hit. After a grounder, a strikeout, and a fly ball, his fourth at-bat was caught in front of center field.
The relief came in the top of the eighth inning. Kim led off with a 2-2 count against Chad Kuhl, and he crushed a five-pitch sinker to right field.
He walked the next batter, Juan Soto, but was unable to score as Xander Bogaerts singled and Jake Cronenweth struck out. Kim’s 100th big league hit would have to wait until another time.
San Diego beat Washington 7-4 for its second straight win. At the plate, Soto had a three-hit game, while Bogaerts and Trent Grisham also had multi-hit games. Starting pitcher Darvish Yu earned his third win of the season, allowing three runs on six hits (two homers) with one walk and four strikeouts in six innings.