San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong and Choi Ji-man started together, but failed to produce a hit.
Ha-seong Kim started as the fifth hitter and third baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) game against the San Francisco Giants held at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California on the 26th (Korean time) and recorded no hits in four at-bats and two strikeouts.
Kim Ha-seong’s bat, which had hit a multi-hit the day before, went cold in just one day. The season batting average fell from 0.266 to 0.264.
Kim Ha-seong, who took the first hit in the first inning with one out and runners on first and second base, hit San Francisco starter Logan Webb’s first pitch sinker at 93 mph (approximately 149.7 km), but was caught by the left fielder. At this time, second base runner Fernando Tatis Jr. failed to reach base and the inning ended.
He retired with a swing and strikeout with one out in the 4th inning, and went on as the leadoff hitter in the 7th inning, but struck out and struck out again.
Ha-seong Kim hit a ground ball to third base with no outs on first and second base in the 9th inning, when the team was trailing 1-2, and recorded an advanced base hit. However, Choi Ji-man and pinch hitter Jurickson Profar failed to hit home as they ended up hitting ground balls.
Ji-Man Choi, who started메이저사이트 as the 6th hitter and first baseman, recorded 3 ground balls and 1 fly ball, and went 0-hit in 4 at-bats. His season batting average dropped even further to 0.155. He has 0 hits in 24 at-bats in 13 games since moving to San Diego.
San Diego (77 wins, 80 losses), which has a long way to go, suffered a 1-2 loss and its chances of advancing to the postseason became very slim. With five games remaining, the gap between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, tied for second place in the National League wild card, is 5.5 games.
From now on, if San Diego loses even one game or Arizona or Cubs add just one win, they will be eliminated from the postseason.