San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim (28) went hitless for the third straight game.
Kim went hitless in five at-bats, starting at second base, against the San Francisco Giants on Monday (Aug. 28) at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, USA.
After going 0-for-4 and 0-for-5 in San Francisco on April 26-27, respectively, Kim went hitless in three games and 14 at-bats, dropping his season batting average from 2-for-6 to 2-for-9 (526-for-136). His OPS also dropped from .754 to .747.
San Diego bounced back with a 5-2 win in extra innings. It was their first win after 12 straight extra-inning losses this year. The win kept the Padres’ fall baseball hopes alive, even though the number of postseason elimination games was reduced to “1.
Kim Ha-seong, stuck with former teammate Munaya, goes hitless in 3G
━ In the first inning.
No match for San Francisco left-hander Sean Munaya, who was a one-hitter in San Diego last year. Monaya pitched six innings and seven hits (one homer) with eight strikeouts and two walks.
In the second inning, Kim Ha-seong led off with a walk to Monaya. After two strikes, he made three consecutive foul cuts but was struck down by Monaya’s six-pitch 89.2 mph (143.6 km/h) four-seam fastball.
With one out in the fourth, he flied out to center field. He took a low 88 mph (141.6 km/h) changeup from Monaya on the outside of the plate, but it went straight to center field.
[Photo] Sean Munaya, San Francisco. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
[Photo] Sean Munaya at San Francisco. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
In the sixth inning, with the bases loaded, he hit a grounder to center field. With the count 2-1, he took a four-pitch, low 92.9 mph fastball on the body, but it sailed high and into the center fielder’s glove.
In the top of the ninth, he faced San Francisco right-hander Camilo Dorbala and drove a 97.9 mph (157.6 km/h) fastball two pitches up and into the right-field bleachers. It was a slice, so it sailed toward the right-field foul line, but San Francisco right fielder Mike Yastrzemski leaped to make the catch.
In his final at-bat, a grounder to second base in the 10th inning of extra innings, he was thrown out at second base. He hit a 96.2 mph (154.8 km/h) four-seam fastball up the middle of the fifth from San Francisco right-hander John Brevia, but it didn’t leave the infield. 토토사이트