San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong joined the team’s winning streak by hitting a long ball in his return from injury.
Ha-seong Kim started as the 6th hitter and second baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 23rd (Korean time).
Kim Ha-seong, who had missed 4 consecutive games since the 18th due to abdominal pain, returned after 5 days and recorded 1 hit in 4 at-bats and 1 strikeout, maintaining a season batting average of 0.265 (145 hits in 505 at-bats).
Ha-seong Kim, who was retired by an infield ground ball in his first at-bat in the second inning, came out as the leadoff hitter in the fourth inning and hit a big double that went over the left field fence with a one-bound ball from St. Louis starting pitcher Dakota Hudson.
Ha-seong Kim, who recorded his 21st double of the season, attempted to tag up third base when follow-up hitter Trent Grisham’s outfield fly ball,메이저사이트 but was out due to Las Numba’s accurate throw. Afterwards, Ha-Seong Kim was unable to produce any additional hits as he retired with a ground ball in the 6th inning and a strikeout in the 8th.
Kim Ha-seong’s teammate Choi Ji-man started as the fifth hitter and first baseman, but went silent with no hits in three at-bats, causing his season batting average to drop from 0.170 to 0.165.
Meanwhile, San Diego beat St. Louis 4-2, thanks to Manny Machado’s final two-run home run in the 8th inning, and went on to win 8 games in a row. San Diego, which recorded its 76th win (78 losses), narrowed the gap to the Chicago Cubs, third place in the National League wild card, by four games.