Kim Ha-Sung (27, San Diego Padres) was on fire with his second straight multi-hit game. But the team came up short again.
Kim went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, one RBI and one run scored in the leadoff spot in the lineup against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball’s 2023 World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., on March 31.
His batting average increased slightly from .276 to .278 (123 hits in 442 at-bats). His RBI and runs scored increased to 51 and 76 on the season, respectively. His OPS is .809.
After going hitless in three straight games during a three-game series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers from April 26-28, Kim rebounded with hits in all three games against St. Louis (5-for-11).
Kim led off the first inning with a single. He moved to second on Juan Soto’s sacrifice bunt and came home on Manny Machado’s single.
In the second inning, with runners on first and second, he hit a single to left field. He was stranded on a fly ball to left field in the fifth and an infield grounder in the seventh.
San Diego, which had tied the game in the eighth inning and lost in 10 extra innings the day before, followed a similar course. Leading 3-0 in the fourth inning, San Diego starter Rich Hill gave up a tying three-run homer to Jordan Walker.바카라사이트
Soto’s RBI single in the seventh gave the Padres a 4-3 lead, but Tommy Edmon’s two-run homer in the ninth gave them a 5-4 lead.
San Diego, which lost its second straight, remained 7.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks-San Francisco Giants for the third National League wild-card spot with a 62-72 record and a .463 winning percentage.
Edmon, a Korean-American who represented his country in the World Baseball Classic in March, followed up his extra-inning hit the day before with a dramatic come-from-behind archer.
Coming to the plate with two outs, he drove a high, 97.2-mile-per-hour sinker from San Diego closer Josh Hader over the right-field wall. It was his second career walk-off home run.