Despite a 2-for-8 slump…Kim Hae-Sung thrives in leadoff role with two walks and his 29th stolen base of the season

By Oh Sang-jin Reporter= Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) may not have gotten a hit, but he fulfilled his leadoff role with his eye and footwork.

Kim went 1-for-3 with two walks, one strikeout and one stolen base in the leadoff spot against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 26 (KST). Kim’s season batting average dropped from .280 to .278.

After grounding out to second base in the first inning, Kim got his first hit in his second at-bat in the third inning. With the bases loaded in the top of the third, Kim calmly walked on five pitches from Milwaukee starter Brandon Woodruff. A Fernando Tatis Jr. single advanced him to second, but he was unable to reach home as Juan Soto retired the side in order.카지노사이트

In the top of the fifth, with the bases loaded and two outs, Kim drew his second walk of the game after a back-and-forth battle with Woodruff that lasted eight pitches. With Tatis Jr. at the plate, Kim stole second base, completely taking away the opposing batter’s timing. After a throw from Milwaukee catcher William Contreras was deflected into the outfield, Kim advanced to third base. However, Tatis Jr. struck out to end the threat.

In the top of the seventh, with runners on second and third, Kim struck out Abner Yuribe to end the threat. In the top of the ninth, with runners on second and third and one out, Kim hit a four-pitch slider from Andrew Chaffin, but grounded out to the third baseman for the final out of the game.

Meanwhile, San Diego fell to 3-7 as starter Darvish Yu was tagged for five runs on six hits in four innings. Darvish fell to 10-8 with a 4.56 ERA on the season.

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