MLB San Diego Kim Ha-sung made his third mistake in four games
Kim Ha-sung (27, San Diego Padres) hit after four games.
Kim Ha-sung played as the seventh batter shortstop and hit one hit in four at-bats in a visiting game against the Chicago Cubs in the 2022 U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois on the 14th (Korea Standard Time).
Kim Ha-sung, who hit in four games since the game against the Colorado Rockies on the 11th, slightly raised his batting average to 0.212.
San Diego won 4-1 to maintain second place in the National League West.
In the game, which started an hour and a half late due to bad weather, Kim Ha-sung hit well on the slider of Cubs left-handed starter Justin Steel in the second inning, but stepped down with a straight hit to the left fielder.
In his second at-bat in the fifth inning, Kim Ha-sung got on base with an infield hit from the second baseman. Kim Ha-sung stepped on the first base leisurely before the second baseman caught it as the bound was high and slow.
Trent Grisham’s witty bunt hit, which immediately broke the defensive shift, led to a chance to first and second base with no outs, but San Diego failed to save the chance with two straight hits and a grounder
Kim Ha-sung caught Jonatan Villar’s ball after two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning and dropped the ball when throwing it to first base, leaving his third mistake of the season.
Villar’s second base steal almost embarrassed Kim Ha-sung’s situation as his team was on the verge of losing a point, but San Diego starter Darvish Yu struck out a follow-up batter and put out the fire 안전공원
Kim Ha-sung stayed on a grounder to second base in the seventh inning with no outs and runners on first base, and the leading runner was caught at second base. Kim Ha-sung was also forced out of second base when Grisham grounded out.
In the top of the eighth inning, when the team won 4-1, he stepped down with a double play to shortstop with one out and runners on first and third base.
San Diego tied Manny Machado’s one-run timely hit to the right and two-run double in the eighth inning with 1-1 and Eric Hosmer’s two-run right-center double with one out and runners on second and third to decide the winner.
Darvish had his sixth win (three losses) of the season with a wild pitch of five hits, seven strikeouts and one run in eight innings