San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim’s streak of consecutive games with a hit came to a halt at 15.

Kim went 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Monday (June 21).

Kim, whose season batting average has dropped slightly from 0.264 to 0.263, ended a 15-game hitting streak that began on 30 June against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

With Kim out of the starting lineup for the day’s rest, Jake Cronenwirth started at second base and Alfonso Rivas took over at first base. The two players went 4-for-4 and 2-for-2, respectively.

Kim, who didn’t appear until midway through the game, came to bat for Rivas in the top of the seventh inning with his team trailing 1-0. With the count 0-1, a slider was high and in, but it was called a strike, and Kim took three pitches and retired on a grounder to first base.

Trent Grisham, the leadoff hitter, was far enough away from first base that he thought it would be a hit, but first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made a quick throw to first base to force Grisham out at the plate, and the inning ended the same way.

Kim was retired without further at-bats, and San Diego was unable to escape the defeat.

Jordan Lupulo’s RBI single in the second inning opened the scoring for Toronto, which added a solo shot by Guerrero Jr. in the seventh and a two-run double by Alejandro Kirk in the eighth to complete the 4-0 victory. Starter Chris Bassitt improved to 10-0 with six innings of four-hit ball, one walk and five strikeouts. Toronto is now 54-43 (.557) on the season.온라인카지노

San Diego, meanwhile, which fell to 46-51 (0.474), looked lethargic at the plate with no one doing much at the plate other than Xander Bogaerts, who had three hits. Starter Blake Snell suffered his eighth loss of the season as he allowed one run in five innings and received no run support.

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