San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong fell short of breaking the Korean Major League Baseball record for consecutive games with a hit. After going hitless in four at-bats, Kim’s streak of 16 consecutive games with a hit and 19 consecutive games with a walk came to an end.
Kim went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Arizona, USA, on 13 August (KST), starting at first base and batting second. His season batting average dropped to .286 from .290.
On the day, San Diego went with the following starting batting order: Kim (second base)-Tatis Jr. (designated hitter)-Soto (left field)-Machado (third base)-Botts (shortstop)-Cronenwirth (first base)-Campusano (catcher)-Azorkar (right field)-Grisham (centre field). On the mound for San Diego was veteran left-hander Rich Hill.
San Diego’s Ha-Sung Kim went 0-for-4,온라인카지노 snapping a 16-game hitting streak. Photo by AFPBBNews=News1
Kim led off the first inning with a walk and faced Arizona starter Galen. On a 2B-2S count, Kim was hit by a 93.9 mph four-seam fastball on the sixth pitch of the at-bat. It appeared to be a pitch that was slightly down and away from the body, but the pitcher’s hand went up and Kim was left stranded.
San Diego struck first in the bottom of the first. In the bottom of the first, Hill gave up back-to-back singles to Carroll and Pham to score the first run.
Kim walked to lead off the third inning. He faced Galen again and tried a three-pitch 92-mph cutter with two on and two out, but it was retired on a fly ball to centre field.
Arizona’s bats were more active. With two outs in the bottom of the third, San Diego got a double to left-centre from Pham. He then gave up a two-run homer to Walker, a 121-metre shot to right, to cut the deficit to 3-0.
It stopped Kim from tying the record for most consecutive games with a hit by a Korean major leaguer, held by Choo Shin-soo. =AFPBBNews=News1
San Diego broke the scoreless drought in the top of the fourth inning when Machado doubled and Bogart walked to put runners on first and second with no outs.
In his third at-bat with two outs in the top of the fifth, Kim tried to take advantage of Galen’s 81.2-mph knuckle curveball, but it was grounded to third base.
Kim stepped up to the plate for the final time in the eighth inning with one out against Ginkel. He worked a full count and tried a nine-pitch 86.5-mph slider, but it was again grounded to third base.
Kim, who went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout, saw his recent 16-game hitting streak and 19-game on-base streak snapped. Kim was on a 16-game hitting streak, the longest by a Korean major leaguer, set by Shin-Soo Choo in 2010 when he was a member of the Cincinnati Reds.
Meanwhile, San Diego was held to four hits, one walk and a scoreless inning against Arizona’s mound in a 3-0 loss. Hill, the starter, gave up three runs on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk in 3.1 innings. San Diego, which improved to 56-61 on the season, remained in fourth place in the National League West. Arizona snapped a nine-game losing streak with the win and improved to 58-59 on the season.