Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) had a multi-hit game, but his team suffered an upset loss.
Kim went 1-for-4 with a run scored, a walk, a run batted in and two strikeouts as the Padres batted first base against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday (April 14) at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
San Diego’s lineup was: Ha-Sung Kim (shortstop), Fernando Tatis Jr. (right field), Juan Soto (left field), Manny Machado (third base), Zander Bogaerts (designated hitter), Jake Cronenweth (second base), Gary Sanchez (catcher), Garrett Cooper (first base), and Trent Grisham (center field). The starting pitcher is Seth Lugo.
Arizona, starting Brandon Phott, had the following lineup: Corbin Carroll (left field)-Ketel Marte (second base)-Tommy Pham (designated hitter)-Christian Walker (first base)-Jake McCarthy (right field)-Jace Peterson (third base)-Alex Thomas (center field)-Jose Herrera (catcher)-Heraldo Perdomo (shortstop).
Kim came out swinging in his first at-bat. In a 3B1S situation, he took a 93.7 mph (about 150 km/h) fastball from Pott for a double. He then scored on a single by Tatis. Tatis advanced to second on a daring infield play. He then stole third base when Machado came to bat and scored on Machado’s RBI single.
San Diego continued to threaten to score. Bogart struck out, but with two outs, Cronenwirth hit an RBI single to center field to score the third run of the inning.
Arizona went right back to chasing. In the bottom of the first, Carroll led off with a triple. Marte followed with an infield single. However, Pham followed with a single and Walker flied out to right field.
Kim completed his multi-hit performance in his second at-bat of the inning. With the bases loaded, he drew a walk. However, he was stranded as Tatis and Soto grounded out to shortstop and second baseman, respectively.
In the top of the fourth, Kim struck out looking in his third at-bat. He looked at a fastball. Three consecutive strikes followed, but he watched and headed for the dugout.
Arizona closed the gap in the bottom of the fifth. With the bases loaded, Perdomo took a 93.8 mph (150 km/h) four-seam fastball from Lugo over the right field fence.
In the top of the sixth, Kim had an opportunity. With the bases loaded, Cooper walked and Grisham singled. Arizona lowered the pot and sent Miguel Castro to the mound to face Kim. Kim looked aggressive in the first inning, swinging at pitches, but struck out on three pitches.
In the top of the seventh, San Diego broke through. With two outs, concentration shone through. With the bases loaded, Machado walked. Bogaerts followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Cronenwirth followed with an RBI single to center field. Sanchez followed with a walk to load the bases, but Cooper struck out to end the threat.
In the bottom of the seventh, Arizona tied the game. Peterson led off with a walk. Thomas singled to put runners on first and second. Arizona called for a pinch-hitter, Luerdes Gurriel Jr. It was a hit. Gurriel took a high Nick Martinez changeup for a two-run homer to tie the game.
Kim came to the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the eighth. He swung at a Luis Farias fastball. However, he was thrown out at third base.
Arizona rallied in the bottom of the eighth. With one out, Walker and Gabriel Moreno hit back-to-back singles. Robert Suarez followed with an automatic double to load the bases. Thomas came to the plate and hit a sacrifice fly to center field.
San Diego was unable to capitalize on its final offensive opportunity in the top of the ninth inning and dropped the series to Arizona.바카라사이트
Kim had been quiet the previous day, going 0-for-4, ending his hitting streak at 16 games. The next day, however, he followed that up with a multi-hit game.
San Diego starter Lugo came off the mound with the win after allowing two runs (two earned) on six hits (one home run) in five innings, striking out four, but the bullpen couldn’t protect the lead. His quest for his fifth win of the season will have to wait.