‘Hold on to your helmets,’ sprinting Kim hits a multi-RBI blast…SD loses 3-7 to MIL

San Diego Padres infielder Ha-Sung Kim, 28, had a snowball thrown at him. He made an aggressive play at the plate.

Kim started at first base and batted second against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., on June 26. He went 1-for-3 with a walk, two strikeouts and a stolen base.

San Diego fell to Milwaukee, 3-7. The loss drops the Padres to 61-68 on the season. Milwaukee won its sixth straight game and improved to 71-57 on the season.

San Diego vs. Milwaukee Starting Lineups

먹튀검증San Diego lined up in the following order: Ha-Sung Kim (second base), Fernando Tatis Jr. (right field), Juan Soto (left field), Manny Machado (third base), Zander Bogaerts (shortstop), Jake Cronenweth (first base), Gary Sanchez (catcher), Garrett Cooper (designated hitter), and Trent Grisham (center field). The starting pitcher was veteran Japanese pitcher Darvish Yu.

Milwaukee went with Christian Yelich (left field), William Contreras (catcher), Carlos Santana (first base), Willy Adames (shortstop), Raulie Tellez (designated hitter), Mark Canha (right field), Andrew Monasterio (third base), Bryce Turang (second base), and Taion Taylor (center field). The starting pitcher was Brandon Woodruff.

Kim Ha-seong.

Ha-Sung Kim.

San Diego’s hottest hitter, Kim Ha-seong…multi-hit game with snowball, 29th stolen base.

Kim Ha-seong has been hitting hot lately. In this game, he reached base twice with snowballs. He also used his quick feet to steal a base. The Milwaukee outfield looked shaky at times with Kim on base.

Kim led off the first inning with a single and was caught on an infield grounder. He swung at Woodruff’s second 95-mph fastball, but it was caught in the glove of second baseman Tourand.

In his second at-bat of the inning, Kim drew a walk. He calmly picked off three pitches to work up a favorable pitch count, then swung at a 94.3 mph fastball in the zone on the fourth pitch. But he swallowed his disappointment when he fouled off a five-pitch, 94.4-mph fastball for a single.

In her third at-bat of the fifth inning, Kim continued to battle. With the bases loaded, Kim drew a walk after an eight-pitch at-bat. After an eight-pitch at-bat, Kim picked off a 96.4-mph fastball and drew a walk. He then stole second off Tatis Junior. It was Kim’s 29th stolen base of the season. The catcher’s throw sailed into the outfield, allowing Kim to reach third base. He sprinted so hard that his helmet came off, but Tatis Jr. struck out and Kim was unable to reach home.

In the seventh inning, Kim batted for the fourth time with runners on second and third. He struck out on three pitches to reliever Abner Yuribe. Yuribe’s third pitch, a 91-mph slider, was missed.

In his fourth at-bat of the ninth inning, Kim was caught stealing. With two on and one out, Kim hit an 84.8-mph slider from Andrew Chaplin, but it didn’t leave the infield.

Darvish Yu.

Darvish Yu.

Darvish has a 2.09 ERA against Milwaukee, but this night was different.

Darvish has a history of struggling against Milwaukee. In nine games, he pitched 51⅔ innings and went 2-4 with a 2.09 ERA. He didn’t have a lot of luck, but he did his job by shutting down opposing batters.

But this night was different. Darvish had a rough outing against the Milwaukee bats. He gave up a ton of runs, and it cost his team the game. Still, he pitched well until the second inning. He gave up a leadoff walk to Yelich, but induced Contreras to ground out to third for the second out. Santana followed with a swinging strikeout to end the inning.

The second inning was no different. Darvish got leadoff hitter Adames to fly out to right field. He struck out Tellez to end the inning. He gave up a single up the middle to Kanha, but got Monasterio to ground out to second to end the inning.

The cruising Darvish was shaken up in the third inning. He gave up a leadoff single to Turang and a walk to Taylor. Yelich grounded out to first, but it put runners on second and third. Contreras followed with a single to right for the first run of the game. Santana grounded out to shortstop, but gave up a single to Adames and a triple to center field to Tellez.

The team’s spirits were low after the big inning. However, Darvish kept the fourth inning scoreless. He got leadoff hitter Turang to ground out to first base, Taylor to fly out to shortstop, and Yelich to strike out to end the inning.

That was it for Darvish. He gave up five runs on six hits, one home run, one walk and five strikeouts in four innings. He was relieved by Rich Hill.

Manny Machado.

Manny Machado.

A silent San Diego offense couldn’t win.

The San Diego bats were silent in every scoring opportunity. There was a chance in the first inning. Tatis Jr. doubled to left and Machado walked to put runners on second and third. But Bogart struck out to end the threat.

The third inning was more of the same. One out later, Ha-Sung Kim drew a walk and Tatis Jr. singled up the middle to put runners on first and second. The team’s spirits were high, but Soto struck out to end the rally. After the missed opportunity, San Diego gave up five runs to Milwaukee.

Machado hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, but there were no more runs. In the fifth, two batters later, Kim drew a walk and stole second. A throwing error by the catcher moved him to third. However, Tatis Jr. struck out to end the threat.

In the seventh inning, San Diego again failed to capitalize on a scoring opportunity. Cronenwirth led off with a single up the middle. Sanchez struck out, but Cooper singled up the middle to put runners on first and third. But Grisham struck out and Kim grounded out to end the threat.

In the ninth, the home run came. After Cronenwirth led off with a walk, Sanchez hit a two-run shot to left field. However, no runs were scored. As the bats went silent, so did the San Diego mound. In the third inning, Darvish gave up five runs, including a triple to Tellez. Hill gave up two more runs in the seventh inning.

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