San Diego Padres infielder Ha-Sung Kim,토스카지노 28, hit his 25th major league home run, a three-run shot that helped the team to a 10-0 victory.
Kim started in the leadoff spot in the lineup against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday (July 23). He went 1-for-3 with one home run, one RBI, two walks, and two runs scored, raising his season batting average to 0.251 from 0.250.
His first at-bat came in the top of the first inning. He drew a full-count walk against Alex Wood to start the inning. He later scored on Gary Sanchez’s three-run homer. In his second at-bat, he doubled to left field with two outs in the second inning.
In his third at-bat, with one out in the top of the fourth inning, he took a sinker on a changeup from reliever Jacob Junis and launched a solo shot (his sixth of the season) over the left field fence. It had a 31-degree launch angle and traveled 381 feet (116.1 meters) at a speed of 100.7 miles per hour (162 kilometers per hour).
Kim was retired on a grounder to second base with two outs in the top of the fifth inning. In his final at-bat, in the top of the eighth, he drew a leadoff walk to complete a three-hit game.
San Diego struck first in the top of the first inning. Sanchez hit a three-run home run to make it 3-0. They added another run in the top of the third. Again, a cannon went off. Manny Machado blasted a three-run homer to make it 6-0.
San Diego continued to bombard the San Francisco mound. In the top of the fourth, Ha-Sung Kim hit a solo home run to make it 7-0. In the top of the fifth, Jake Cronenwirth’s RBI single made it 8-0 and Nelson Cruz’s two-run double made it 10-0.
San Diego’s offense was flawless, with starting pitcher Blake Snell shutting down the Dodgers’ offense for six innings of three-hit ball, striking out 11 and walking none. Luis Garcia (one scoreless inning) and Laker (two scoreless innings) also kept the bats in check to preserve the win.
At the plate, Sanchez and Machado each had three-hit games, including a home run. Soto had a multi-hit game and Cruz had two hits.
With the win, San Diego snapped a three-game losing streak while also snapping San Francisco’s 11-game winning streak. The Padres are now 36-39 on the season.