San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong could not increase his streak any longer.
San Diego lost 0-3 in an away game 안전놀이터 against the 2023 Major League Arizona Diamondbacks held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time).
Kim Ha-seong, who started as second baseman and first hitter, was silent with no hits in 4 at-bats. The hitting streak was up to 16 games the day before (12th). His season batting average fell to 2.86 from a previous 2.9.
The San Diego Padres on this day had Kim Ha-sung (2nd baseman) Fernando Tatis Jr. (designated hitter) Juan Soto (left fielder) Manny Machado (3rd baseman) Zander Bogatz (shortstop) Jake Cronenworth (1st baseman) Luis Campusano (catcher) Jose Azocar (catcher). Right fielder) Trent Grisham (center fielder) lined up the batting order.
San Diego being dragged, Ha-seong Kim’s 17G hit success?
Kim Ha-seong made a timely left-handed hit in the fourth at-bat in the top of the 6th inning the previous day, and succeeded in hitting in 16 consecutive games. Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers) tied the record for the most consecutive hits by a Korean player, which he held during his American Major League Baseball career.
In the first at-bat of the day, he struck out on a swing by Arizona starting pitcher Jack Gallen’s 93.9 mph four-seam fastball on the sixth pitch.
In the second at-bat after one out in the top of the third inning, when San Diego was trailing by one run in the bottom of the first inning, he swung his bat at Galen’s third pitch cutter and then withdrew with a fly ball to the right fielder.
San Diego was dragged to 0-3 when starter Rich Hill gave up one run in the first inning and then Christian Walker hit a two-run homer that went over the right wall in the third inning.
A blown chance, a follow-up hit that didn’t fire… Kim Ha-seong is also silent
San Diego failed to take the lead as Bogarts struck out on a swing in the first inning with two outs on first and third bases. In the 4th inning, Machado hit a double after a run and Bogatz picked up a walk, giving him another chance.
Cronenworth hit a ground ball to the third baseman, and second base runner Machado went to third base and became 2nd, 1st and 3rd base. However, another scoring opportunity was blown away as Campusano stopped with a ground ball to the third baseman.
Ha-seong Kim did not make a hit in the third at-bat either. After two outs in the fifth inning, Kim Ha-seong, who entered the plate with no runners, reacted to Galen’s first pitch knuckle curve and landed a ground ball in front of the third baseman.
Until the 6th inning, the San Diego batting line was tied up by Arizona starter Galen’s good pitching. The Arizona bullpen didn’t bother either. It was the same with Kim Ha-seong.
Ha-seong Kim was caught with a grounder in front of the third baseman by Kevin Jinkel, third pitcher of Arizona, with no runners after one out in the 8th inning.
San Diego ended up failing to pick up a single point and failed to win two in a row. Ha-seong Kim also had a streak of consecutive hits.