San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (28) reported a hit in 5 games.
On the 16th (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong started as the 5th batter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Cleveland Guardians home game held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, and played an active part with 2 hits and 2 points in 4 at bats. Kim Ha-seong, who had been hitless for the last 4 games in a row, raised his batting average from 0.234 to 0.239 with a multi-hit that day.
The game flowed in a slugfest atmosphere from the beginning. In the top of the first inning, Cleveland drove in five runs with Josh Naylor’s two-run timely hit and David Fry’s three-run home run. San Diego, which started a counterattack, walked two batters in a row in the bottom of the first inning, then Manny Machado hit a three-run home run to make the score 5-3. Afterwards, Kim Ha-seong, who appeared in a situation where there was no runner in the first run, resigned with a strikeout on a swing in the first at-bat.
Ha-seong Kim’s first hit came in the third inning. At the end of the 3rd inning, with the score trailing 3-6, Kim Ha-seong caught a fastball from Cleveland starter Logan Allen on the 3rd pitch and scored a left-handed hit. Then, second base runner Xander Bogatz made a tag-up play on Nelson Cruz’s fly ball to right field, and while the right fielder threw to third base, Kim Ha-seong also advanced to second base. Then, at 1st, 2nd and 3rd base, Brandon Dixon hit a ground ball that missed the first baseman, and at this time, Ha-seong Kim ran from second base to home while the first baseman handled the batter runner. It was the moment when third base runner Bogatz scored, and Kim Ha-seong also swept the home plate with a flashing run, scoring two points on a single grounder.
At the end of the 5th inning, trailing by 5-7, Kim Ha-seong, who came out as the lead batter, pushed Cleveland bullpen pitcher Eli Morgan’s fastball and recorded his 11th double of the season through right-center. When Trent Grisham’s timely hit after two deaths, Kim Ha-seong scored the second point in the game that day.
Kim Ha-seong, who was hit with his fourth at-bat at the end of the 6th inning, resigned with 2 strikeouts at 1st base. After one out in the bottom of the ninth, trailing 6-8, Ha-seong Kim’s turn came back, but San Diego put in Lougned O’Door as a pinch hitter, and Ha-seong Kim’s game was over.먹튀검증
San Diego failed to overcome the massive run in the first inning and lost 6-8, recording a season record of 33 wins and 35 losses, remaining in 4th place in the National League West Division. Cleveland, who broke a two-game losing streak, maintained second place in the American League Central Division with a record of 32 wins and 36 losses.