Kim Ha-seong, who led the San Diego Padres’ victory the previous day (23rd), could not continue the good flow. His batting average hit a record low this season.
Kim Ha-seong started as second baseman and 7th hitter in the 2023 Major League Arizona Diamondbacks away match held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on the 24th (hereinafter Korean time), recording no hits and 1 walk in 3 at-bats.
Kim Ha-seong, 메이저놀이터 who was in a serious hit sluggishness, such as failing to produce hits in 5 consecutive games, starting with the Atlanta Braves on the 18th, succeeded in breaking the silence the previous day (23rd) with 2 RBIs and a timely hit in the final. However, he could not continue his good momentum, and his season batting average fell from 0.203 to 0.194.
The start of the day was good. In the first at-bat of a 3-0 lead with two outs and second base scoring chances in the first inning, Kim Ha-seong played the role of a ‘link’ properly, getting a walk after a tenacious game with Arizona starter Dree Jameson to 7 pitches. After that, Ha-seong Kim settled on the second base with Trent Grisham’s walk, but unfortunately could not lead to a score as no follow-up hit came out.
It is Kim Ha-seong who got off to a good start by getting a walk in his first at-bat, but failed to produce a hit in the subsequent at-bat. In the second at-bat without a runner in the top of the 3rd inning with a 4-0 lead, Kim Ha-seong retreated with a fly ball to the right fielder and a fly ball to the shortstop in the top of the 5th inning with a 5-1 lead, and was silenced again.
In the end, Kim Ha-seong did not hit. Kim Ha-seong entered the last at-bat in the 7th inning, with 2 out and 2 base, running away 7-1. A single hit is a chance that can lead to an RBI. However, despite a 7-pitch game with the changed pitcher Joe Mantifly, he bowed his head as he struck out on a swing and struck out at a low-falling changeup out of the strike zone.
San Diego’s ‘veteran’ Matt Carpenter ran a winning streak thanks to a ‘one-man show’ with 5 RBIs. San Diego took the first run in the first inning with Jake Cronenworth’s sacrifice fly in the 1st inning with a base loaded on consecutive hits by Fernando Tatis Jr. and Juan Soto, and Zander Bogarts’ walk, then Matt Carpenter scored two RBIs to make it 3-0. went ahead with
An extra point was immediately drawn. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, San Diego set the table again with Cronenworth’s triple, and Carpenter scored lightly this time with a sacrifice fly. Arizona recovered a point in the bottom of the 4th inning offense, but San Diego maintained a 4-point gap again with Carpenter’s solo home run in the top of the 6th inning.
It was in the 7th inning that he definitely got the win. After Zander Bogarts’ walk, Cronenworth hit a 1-RBI double to make San Diego 6-1, and once again Carpenter exploded a double to complete the game with 5 RBIs, putting a wedge in the game.
Arizona pulled the reins in pursuit of back-to-back home runs by Alex Thomas and Nick Ahmed in the bottom of the 7th inning and Jake McCarthy’s home run in the bottom of the 8th. However, there was no significant impact on the victory, and San Diego defeated Arizona 7-5.