Gold Glove 4th inning shortstop nervous, Kim goes 3-for-4 with two RBIs…but Shockers lose, SF wins 8th in a row

Returning to the starting lineup after a one-day absence, Kim Ha-Sung was all over the pitch. His presence kept the opposition on their toes, but it didn’t translate into a win.토토사이트

Starting in the No. 8 spot in the lineup against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, USA, on Tuesday (July 20), Kim went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to lead the Giants to a 4-2 victory and their third straight win. With the win, Kim improved to 2-for-5 with a .721 OPS on the season.

In the first inning, Kim’s speed dominated the field. In the top of the second inning, Kim drew a walk with the bases loaded. Facing sidearm Ryan Walker on a two-pitch, two-strike count, he fired a five-pitch, 83.5-mph slider. The outside slider was batted away and the ball rolled slowly toward the shortstop. Kim sprinted across the plate and was ruled safe at first base.

Kim then tried to steal second base, but was thwarted by left-hander Taylor Rogers at first base. But even in this situation, Kim’s presence shone through. Kim shrugged off Rogers’ call and ran to second base. It looked like an out, but San Francisco first baseman Ramonte Wade Jr.’s throw to second was wide. The throw was made with Kim in mind. Kim stole his 12th base of the season. But the follow-up hit didn’t come.

The second at-bat of the fourth inning was a scoring opportunity. Jake Cronenwirth singled to right and Lugned O’Dowd walked to put runners on second and third. Kim was forced into a one-pitch, two-strike at-bat against Jacob Junis, but he made good contact on a five-pitch outside 85.9 mph slider for a two-run double to right-center. It was his first RBI in nine games since May 12 against Colorado.

San Francisco was forced to take notice when Kim stepped to the plate. In his third at-bat with the bases loaded in the top of the sixth, Kim hit a 90.6-mph splitter off Keaton Winn on a one-pitch, two-strike at-bat that turned into a three-pitch grounder. Shortstop Brandon Crawford caught it and made a running throw, but the ball was too high for the first baseman to catch. It was an infield hit. Kim’s presence at shortstop made Crawford, a four-time Gold Glove veteran, nervous. It was his second three-hit game of the season since April 1 against Colorado.

San Diego took a 4-2 lead behind Kim’s three-hit, two-RBI performance and Juan Soto’s two solo shots in the first and fifth innings. Starter Michael Wacha also pitched a quality start, allowing four runs on six hits (two homers) and two walks in six innings, while second baseman Tim Hill pitched two scoreless innings.

But in the bottom of the ninth with a 4-2 lead, Luis Garcia walked pinch-hitter Blake Sable and singled to Mike Yastrzemski to put runners on first and third with no outs. Garcia then gave up a wild pitch and a walk to Patrick Bailey to tie the game at 4-4. With closer Josh Hader unavailable, the two-run lead was not preserved. The game went into extra innings.

In the top of the 10th, San Diego loaded the bases with nobody out and Machado Bogart Cronenweth at second base. Soto reached on an automatic double play, but no one else came through to end the inning.

With runners on first and third, he gave up a game-tying triple to Yastrzemski to make it 4-7. A three-game winning streak was snapped. San Francisco won its eighth straight.

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