The San Diego Padres couldn’t carry on the energy of the previous day. Kim Ha-seong was silent at the plate, but instead played an active role in defense.
San Diego lost 0-9 in an away game against the Arizona Diamondbacks held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on the 22nd (Korean time). With this loss, the series record was 1 win and 1 loss.
Kim Ha-seong, who started second baseman No. 8, recorded no hits and one strikeout in two at-bats. His season batting average fell to 0.197.안전놀이터
Coming out as the leadoff hitter in the third inning, he started with a 2-0 advantage against Arizona starter Zack Gallen and played a full count, but was dismissed with a shortstop grounder. In the second matchup in the 6th inning, starting at 0-2, the bat missed on the knuckle curve in the 5th pitch and struck out. In the 8th inning, with no runners out, he was replaced with left-handed hitter Matt Carpenter against Miguel Castro.
The sluggish batting was not the only problem with Kim Ha-seong. On this day, the San Diego hitters could not properly attack the opponent starter Galen’s ball. The only players who took hits against him were Xander Bogarts, who hit a double over the right field in the second inning, and Fernando Tatis Jr., who hit a heavy hit in the sixth inning.
This hit was also Tatis’ first hit after his return. In the ninth inning, Tatis announced that his sense of hitting was gradually recovering, such as hitting a foul home run that slightly deviated from the left foul pole.
Galen shook hitters with a four-seam fastball with an average velocity of 94.2 mph, a knuckle curve with a high drop of 84 mph, and an 86.5 mph changeup in the middle with sophisticated command. The game ended with 7 innings, 2 hits, 11 strikeouts, and no runs. Out of 12 balls, there were only four strong bats with an exit velocity of 95 mph or more. With this game, he recorded 21 consecutive scoreless innings.
Instead, Kim Ha-seong showed his presence in defense. In the 4th inning, he ran out and caught Corbin Carroll’s slow ground ball, then passed it to first base with a glove toss and put it out. In the sixth inning, he threw Gabriel Moreno’s hit ball to first base for a diving catch, making it an out.
Even he couldn’t block all batted balls. In the 4th inning, with 2nd out, 1st and 3rd base, Moreno succeeded in catching and throwing a ball that escaped from the pitcher, but the course was too deep to catch a batter runner. It became an infield hit and led to a run, and Kim Ha-seong could not hide his regret.
In the 5th inning, San Diego widened the gap to 0-2 with Josh Rojas at first base with a double by Kettel Marte from first base with one out.
Starter Seth Lugo pitched well with 6 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings, but was unable to receive support from other lines and became a losing pitcher.
In the eighth, Luis Garcia collapsed. After being hit in the leg by the first batsman, Marte, it became poison for him to force the pitch. After allowing 3 runs with 4 hits and 1 walk, he eventually went down the mound with the trainer. Reese Knair, who pitched in relief, allowed a double to Geraldo Ferdomo with one out and bases loaded, and the damage increased as he failed to finish properly.