카지노사이트 San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim, 28, hit well, but had to settle for a hitless performance for the second straight game.
Kim started at first base against the Baltimore Orioles at Petco Park on Sunday (July 17) and went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. He also made a clean play defensively in San Diego’s 5-2 win.
With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the third inning, Kim drove a four-pitch 91.9 mph (147.9 km/h) sinker from Baltimore starter Dean Kremer for a clean hit. It wasn’t as fast, clocking in at 92.4 mph (148.7 km/h), but it was a clean line drive that flew out and landed in front of the right-field fence. According to BaseballSabermetrics, the pitch had an 8.9 percent expected run rate. It was the third-highest expected hit of the game for both teams.
The hit put runners on first and third with no outs, leading to Fernando Tatis Jr.’s tying RBI single, Xander Bogaerts’ game-winning RBI single, and Jake Cronenweth’s game-winning RBI single. Ha-Sung Kim scored the final run on Bogaerts’ single.
[Photo] Ha-Sung Kim of the San Diego Padres. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
Kim had another strong at-bat in the fourth inning. He drove a 95-mph (152.9-kilometer) fastball off Kremer’s second pitch, but second baseman Jordan Westbrook leaped to make the catch. The pitch was so fast that even Kim’s quick feet didn’t give him a chance to make an infield hit. The pitch had an expected run rate of 3.1.
Despite the missed opportunity to record a multi-hit game, Kim continued his hot hitting streak, going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored against Baltimore on April 16.
[Photo] Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
In 116 games this season, Kim is batting .820 with 15 home runs, 42 RBIs, 67 runs scored, 27 doubles, and an OPS of .820 (112-for-394). He’s been hitting so well lately that he’s been dropping his batting average on the season even when he gets a hit. In this game, his batting average dropped slightly from 28.5 to 28.4. However, it’s also a sign that Kim is having a good season.
As he continues to produce quality at-bats, fans can’t wait to see what he has in store for the rest of the season.