Ha-seong Kim, 4 consecutive hits, ‘100 total points -1’… SD escapes from 4 straight losses

Kim Ha-seong led the San Diego Padres to escape from their 4-game losing streak by hitting in 4 consecutive games.

On the 22nd (Korean time),안전놀이터 in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Boston Red Sox, which was held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, Kim Ha-seong started as a 6th batter and 3rd baseman, scoring 1 hit, 1 run and 2 strikeouts in 4 at-bats.

Ha-seong Kim, who produced hits in four consecutive games starting with the Kansas City Royals on the 18th, maintained a batting average of 0.236 for the season.

One hit by Kim Ha-seong led to a wedge in the bottom of the 6th inning, and San Diego defeated Boston 7-0. San Diego, who broke a 4-game losing streak and won 21 wins (26 losses) this season, took 4th place in the National League West Division.

The San Diego batting line, which had only three hits the previous day (21st), showed terrifying cohesion and destroyed the Boston mound.

San Diego took the first run in the bottom of the first inning with Matt Carpenter’s push walk in the chance to get the bases loaded with two walks and one error.

Kim Ha-seong, who was on his first at-bat with one out and bases loaded, struck out on a swing by Boston starting pitcher Corey Kluber’s high changeup. However, the follow-up hitter, Rugned O’Door, hit a sweeping double to make it 4-0.

In the bottom of the 3rd inning, San Diego ran away with Carpenter firing a two-runner, 6-0. After Carpenter’s home run, Kim Ha-seong, who had a second chance to hit, retreated with a ground ball to the third baseman.

Ha-seong Kim, who had been silent, opened the door to an additional goal at the end of the 6th inning. Kim Ha-seong, who started as the lead batter, hit Boston’s third pitcher, Nick Piveta, with a straight ball to his body in a 3-ball, 1-strike situation, and hit a heavy hit.

After that, Ha-seong Kim rushed to the home when Odor’s double hit and scored. Ha-sung Kim scored his 99th major league goal. San Diego took the win by winning 7-0.

Kim Ha-seong struck out on a swing in the last at-bat in the bottom of the 8th inning, so he could not record a multi-hit.

San Diego starting pitcher Michael Waka posted his 5th win (1 loss) of the season with 5 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and no runs in 6 innings. On the other hand, Kluber collapsed with 3 hits, 3 walks and 5 runs (1 ERA) in 2⅓ innings, recording 6 losses (2 wins) in the season

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