San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-seong Kim, 28, finally reached the 30-steal plateau for the season, but was called out on a ridiculous umpiring call.
Kim started at first base against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, on April 4 (local time) and went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and two strikeouts.
His streak of six consecutive games with a hit and 15 consecutive games with an RBI came to an end when he went hitless in the previous day’s game, but he immediately continued his multi-hit streak with a hit and a walk. He then celebrated by becoming the first Korean big leaguer to conquer the 30-steal plateau. He finished the season with a 2-for-7 record and a .794 OPS.
San Francisco’s starter was Alex Cobb, whose no-hitter was broken up by a two-out rally in the ninth inning at Cincinnati on March 29. Against Cobb, Kim led off the game with a single. He drew a two-strike count, but on the fourth pitch, a 94.1-mph sinker was driven into right field for a single. Later, against Fernando Tatis Jr. in a one-ball game, he stole second on two pitches and easily stole third. He became the first Korean big leaguer to reach 30 stolen bases, but was thrown out at third base when Tatis Jr. grounded to the shortstop. It was a bit of a stretch.
In his second at-bat of the inning, Kim was called out on an unfair pitch. Kim battled Cobb for a full count. It came down to an eight-pitch battle, and he saw a 94.3-mph sinker outside the strike zone. It was tailing and headed for home plate, but the umpire called it a strike. Kim, who had intended to walk to first base on what he thought was a grounder, stared at the umpire in disbelief and stood on the field for a while, unable to return to the dugout.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, with runners on second and third, he walked. When reliever Keaton Wynn didn’t get a pitch, he waited, and Kim stole second again, his 31st stolen base. But the follow-up hit didn’t come.
His fourth at-bat in the bottom of the seventh was also a strikeout, but it involved a bizarre call. Wynn’s first pitch, an 84.9-mph slider, sailed out of the zone, but the umpire called it a strike. Kim then swung and missed at a 96.6-mph fastball for a strike.토토사이트
San Diego won 4-0, extending its winning streak to three games and improving to 65-73 on the season. In the first inning, Ha-Sung Kim led off with a walk, but Juan Soto hit a two-run homer, his third straight. Manny Machado followed with an RBI single to left and Xander Bogaerts added an RBI double for a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third inning, with the bases loaded, Manny Machado hit a solo shot to score the fourth run. That proved to be the difference. Starter Seth Lugo earned his sixth win of the season with six innings of three-hit ball, one walk and four strikeouts.