San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong’s batting skills are decreasing in September. A batting average of .277 is dangerous. However, he set the record for most hits in a season after entering the major leagues.
Ha-seong Kim started as second baseman No. 1 against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on the 11th (Korean time) and hit 1 hit in 4 at-bats.
Kim Ha-seong, who had gone silent the previous day against Houston with no hits in four at-bats, barely managed one hit on this day, but his batting average fell further. He failed to add a hit in 4 of the 10 games he played in September.
As a result, Ha-seong Kim recorded a season batting average of 0.271 (131 hits in 484 at-bats), 17 home runs, 57 RBI, 79 runs, 34 stolen bases, on-base percentage of 0.361, slugging percentage of 0.417, and OPS of 0.778. The batting average, which rose to 0.290 on the 12th of last month, fell by nearly 2 pennies. OPS also fell 7.5% in one month from 0.841 on August 5. The batting average ranking, which had been in the top 10 of the National League (NL), fell to 23rd.
However, Ha-seong Kim set the record for the most hits in a season after entering the major league. He surpassed 130 hits last year.
In his first at-bat in the top of the first inning, Kim Ha-seong powerfully hit opposing starter JP France’s 87-mile cutter in the middle of the fifth pitch, but was dismissed by a fly to right field.
Ha-seong Kim produced a hit in his second at-bat in the third inning when the score was 0-0. He went out as the leadoff hitter and hit a low 79 mph sweeper that fell to the outside of France’s 5th pitch at a ball count of 2B2S and flew it high to right-center.
Houston center fielder Chas McCormick ran out, threw his body, and short-bounded the batted ball. At this time, second base umpire Manny Gonzalez declared an out. It was determined that the ball went into McCormick’s glove before it hit the ground. The San Diego bench immediately called for a challenge.스포츠토토
Ha-seong Kim, who ran all the way to second base, waited for the result of the challenge with a bewildered expression. Looking at the replay screen, it was confirmed that the batted ball hit the ground first. The out was overturned into a hit. However, the umpire declared this hit as a single, not a double, and Kim Ha-seong returned to first base. Since Houston did not play defense immediately after the referee declared the game out, it was recognized as a single at his discretion. San Diego coach Bob Melvin and Kim Ha-seong looked disappointed.
Ha-seong Kim then advanced to second base on a hit by Jurickson Profar, but was unable to advance further due to a missed follow-up hit.
In the 5th inning, when he was down 0-4, he entered as the leadoff hitter and hit France’s 87 mph outside cutter, but this time right fielder Kyle Tucker caught the ball flying at high speed into the right outfield. In the 7th inning, when the score gap widened to 2-12, he hit a ground ball to third base.
In the bottom of the 6th inning when San Diego was down 1-4, Tim Hill and Rich Hill gave up 7 hits and 1 walk, giving up 8 runs, and the game was decided. San Diego, which lost 2-12, recorded 67 wins and 77 losses.