The San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim struggled but couldn’t prevent his team from losing.
Kim Ha-seong started at first base and third base for the San Diego Padres against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series at Petco Park in San Diego, California, United States, on May 5. He went 2-for-6 with a double and three RBIs, raising his season batting average to .275.
In his first at-bat, Kim flied out to center field after a seven-pitch at-bat.메이저놀이터 In the third inning, he persevered through nine pitches before reaching first base on an error.
Trailing 2-8 in the fourth inning, he put runners on second and third with two outs. He took a five-pitch pitch from the opposing starter, Taiwan Walker, and hit a single just over the pitcher’s head. Both runners came home to score two runs.
In the sixth inning, Kim led the charge again. Trailing 4-9, with runners on first and third, he lined a four-pitch pitch from Andrew Bellatti to left-center field for an RBI single. In the eighth, he led off with a single to right field.
Kim faced the final at-bat in a crucial situation. With the score 7-9, he faced Jose Alvarado with runners on first and third in the ninth. Kim worked a full count, but struck out to end the game.
After falling behind early, giving up three runs in the first and second innings, San Diego rallied late but fell to 7-9.
Pittsburgh’s Bae Ji-Hwan went 0-for-3 against Milwaukee. Photo via AFPBB NEWS
On the same day, Bae was silent for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bae batted ninth and played second base against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. After going 0-for-3, Bae’s season batting average dropped to .240.
Bae singled with one out in the third inning, but was stranded on third base. In his second at-bat in the fifth, he grounded out to shortstop. In the seventh, he struck out to end the game. Pittsburgh scored two runs in the first inning but rallied for two runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 4-2 lead.