Kim Ha-seong, helped by the sky, ‘Only 2 mistakes on base’, 1 hit and 2 runs… SD exploded with 3 home runs, escaped 6 consecutive losses 

San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (25) contributed to the team’s escape from losing streak by hitting a hit.

Kim Ha-seong started as second baseman in the match against the Cincinnati Reds held at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on the 2nd (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit and 2 runs in 5 at-bats. 

Kim Ha-seong, who started as the lead batter in the first inning, struck out on a foul tip on the fourth pitch of Cincinnati starting pitcher Brandon Williamson at 93.7 miles per hour (150.8 km). In the 3rd inning, 1 out 1 base, he had a fierce game with Williamson to the 8th pitch, hitting 91.7 miles (147.6km) four-seam in the 8th pitch, but was caught with a floating ball by the left fielder. 

Kim Ha-seong, who entered the third at-bat from the first base in the 6th inning, with both teams tied 1-1, aimed for 93 miles (149.7 km) four-seam in the third pitch against the changed pitcher Buck Farmer. The ball was caught by shortstop Ellie DeLacruz, but Kim Ha-seong entered first base alive as a throwing error came out. This hit was recorded as a fielder’s choice. Kim Ha-seong, who had a chance on first and second base safely, scored on Juan Soto’s three-run home run. 

Ha-seong Kim hit the 90-mile (144.8km) sinker of reliever Alec Mills in the 7th inning with one out. Here, third baseman Spencer Steer made a mistake, and Kim Ha-seong passed first base and went all the way to second base. Then, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit home with a timely one RBI.

In the 8th inning, when San Diego was ahead 10-5, Kim Ha-seong, who took his last at-bat in the 8th inning, hit reliever Eduardo Salazar’s 92.3 mile (148.5 km) sinker with two pitches and scored a hit. With Kim Ha-sung’s hit, San Diego had a chance to safely load the bases and scored two more runs. 

Kim Ha-seong, who scored a hit in two games, slightly decreased his season batting average to .257 (65 hits in 253 at-bats). 스포츠토토

San Diego broke a six-game losing streak with a 12-5 win. Starting pitcher Michael Waka won the victory with 5 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings. The San Diego line-up led the team to escape from a losing streak with 10 hits and 3 homers. Soto hit his 15th home run of the season, and Manny Machado hit his 10th and 11th home runs of the season with multi-homers. 

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