‘162km bullet double + walk’ Kim Hae-sung’s multi-hit game, then silence for three at-bats… Team also loses 4-5 after failing to protect 3 runs in the first inning
August 14, 2023 | by pondokslot.com
There are days like this. Ha-Sung Kim (28, San Diego Padres) had a disappointing night at the plate, unable to carry his hot hitting into the game. The Padres were unable to capitalize on the three runs they scored in the first inning.
Starting at first base and batting second in the lineup, Kim went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, two strikeouts and a run scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday (June 14) at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The two-game multi-hit streak raised his season batting average from .286 to .287.
The game left a lot to be desired for both San Diego and Kim. In true Awesome Kim fashion, he led off his first at-bat with a 100.4 mph (161.6 km/h) bullet of a double. She followed that up with a walk, but in her next three at-bats, she failed to capitalize on each opportunity. The other batters had five other chances in scoring position after the first inning, but only the seventh inning produced a run. The Dodgers are now 56-62, one game behind Arizona (59-59) for fourth place in the National League West. The two teams are separated by three games. Starter Seth Lugo allowed two runs on six hits (one home run) in five innings, striking out four and walking two, but was unable to earn the win. Cronenwirth went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, but it wasn’t enough in the loss.
Arizona’s Brandon Padgett settled into his groove and overcame an early three-run deficit to go 5⅔ innings, allowing three runs on nine hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Arizona’s offense had fewer hits as a team (10) than San Diego’s (11), but they came together late in the game to earn their first sweep in seven series since last month against the Atlanta Braves.
Kim Hae-sung hits 162 km/h double + walk for multiple RBIs… Silence for next 3 at-bats… ‘Awesome Kim’ quieted down, SD was also lethargic
There was no room for error. Leading off the first inning, Kim swung wildly at a five-pitch fastball from Arizona starter Chris Padgett to right-center field and crushed it for a double to left field. The pitch clocked in at 100.4 miles per hour (161.6 kilometers per hour). Soon after, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a single just over the second baseman’s head, and Kim sprinted home to take the lead. Manny Machado and Jake Cronenwirth followed with RBI singles to give San Diego an early 3-0 lead.
Padgett was cautious with his pitches in the top of the second inning against Ha-Sung Kim, as an error in his previous at-bat allowed Kim to double. He sprayed five pitches in the strike zone. However, only the fourth pitch, a fastball just outside the zone, was called a strike, allowing Kim to reach base for the second time in two games. He was unable to capitalize as he failed to follow up.
Kim was eventually shut down by Padat. They met again in the top of the fourth inning, with runners on first and second, and Padat threw back-to-back pitches to the bottom of the strike zone after one pitch, watching three pitches from Kim for strikes. It was a knife-edge delivery that hadn’t been seen in his previous two at-bats.
As Padat slowly came to life, Arizona began to fight back. After a scoreless first inning, the A’s got a run back in the bottom of the fifth on a solo shot by Herrardo Perdomo. They were fortunate that Kim Ha-seong and Sanchez thwarted Jose Herrera’s steal of second base.
Kim came to the plate again in the top of the sixth inning with runners on first and second, but this time, he struck out on three pitches to reliever Miguel Castro. In the top of the seventh, San Diego scored a run on a Cronenwirth double with runners on first and second, but in the very next inning, Kim gave up a two-run homer to left-center field to tie the game at 4-4.
On this day, Kim was more aggressive than his usual third-place pitch count (4.37 pitches per at-bat), but it didn’t pay off. In the top of the eighth inning, he tried to hit a cutter from Luis Frias, but could only manage a grounder to third base. 스포츠토토
Arizona, on the other hand, showed some focus down the stretch. In the bottom of the eighth, Christian Walker and Gabriel Moreno led off with back-to-back singles and Jayson Peterson walked on a wild pitch. From there, Alec Thomas hit a sacrifice fly to center field to give Arizona a 5-4 lead.
Cronenwirth led off the bottom of the ninth with a walk, but Sanchez struck out swinging to end the game, sending San Diego to its second straight loss.
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