Kim scored the tying run on a lightning play at the plate

San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim (29) scored the tying run on a lightning play at the plate. The third base coach gave him the stop sign, but he made a quick decision and slid into home plate.

Kim started at shortstop in the No. 7 spot in the lineup for the 2024 Major League Baseball team’s home game against the Oakland Athletics at Petco Park in San Diego, California, U.S., on Wednesday (Feb. 12) and went 1-for-2 with one run scored and two walks.

With his second consecutive three-hit game, following a 1-for-4 performance against Oakland the previous day (Nov. 11), Kim improved his season batting average from 2-for-3 to 2-for-6 (53 hits in 235 at-bats). His OPS also increased from .734 to .741.

In his first at-bat of the second inning against Oakland left-hander JP Sears, Kim flied out to center field. After looking surprised to avoid a deep fastball in his face in the second inning, Kim picked off an outside pitch in the third and then took a 91.2 mph (146.8 km/h) sinker down the middle in the fourth. 바카라사이트 It was a good pitch, but it sailed straight to center field.

But in his second at-bat of the fifth inning, he led off with a single to right.

After the first pitch, Kim found himself in a bad count as Sears’ two- and three-pitch sweepers were in the strike zone. But on the fourth pitch, he drove a low and away changeup between first and second base.

He then walked Jackson Merrill on a 2-2 pitch to start the at-bat. Merrill hit a grounder to second base and advanced to second. It was a hit that could have been a killer if Kim hadn’t tried to steal second. With runners on first and second, Kim scored the tying run when Kyle Higashioka grounded out to first base, but Luis Araez made a brilliant play at first base on an infield single.

Araez’s throw to the plate was down the first base line, and pitcher Sears made the throw to first base, but was a tempo too late. First baseman Tyler Soderstrom threw to Sears, but Araez beat him to first base. An infield hit to first base.

With all eyes on first base, the runner from second, Ha-Sung Kim, slid past third base and into home. San Diego’s third base coach Tim Raper spread his arms in a stop sign, and Kim slowed down for a moment, but when he saw what was happening at first base, he picked up the pace and raced home.

Sears threw home, but the throw was high enough that catcher Kyle McCann had to make a leaping catch, 토토사이트 추천 while Kim swept home first on a head-first slide. The third base coach didn’t know what to do with the stop sign, but Kim’s quick feet and split-second reaction time paid off.

Kim’s lightning strike tied the game at 1-1 and set the tone for San Diego.

With the bases loaded, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a double over the center fielder’s head to put runners on second and third. Jurickson Profar then drove Sears’ first-pitch changeup over the top of the plate for a two-run double that caught the tip of the second baseman’s glove and sailed into right field. It was the game-winning hit, making it a 3-1 game.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Kim drew a walk against right-hander Danny Jimenez with runners on second and third. The count was unfavorable with back-to-back 1-2 strikes, but Kim drew pitches three through six in a row to advance to first base. The multi-hit game was successful. The next batter, Merrill, struck out, leaving Kim on base.

In the bottom of the eighth, with runners on second and third, he reached first base on an automatic high four. Left-hander Scott Alexander, who was 1-for-4 with two walks and one strikeout in five career starts against Kim, loaded the bases and chose to face Merrill, a left-handed hitter. Kim hit his fourth high fastball of the season. Oakland’s plan to avoid Kim worked. He got Merrill to fly out to left field to end the threat.

Kim also made a spectacular play at shortstop.

With one out in the top of the first, he backhanded Miguel Andujar’s grounder that looked like it was going to be a triple, and then made a one-bounce throw to second. Second baseman Jake Cronenwirth made a nice throw to first base to force out J.J. Blunday. It was good enough that he caught a tricky pitch, but he made an accurate throw to second for the force out.

Thanks to Kim’s presence on the offensive side of the ball, the Padres were able to hold on for the 4-3 win. With a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning, Enriel de los Santos gave Soderstrom a blown save with a two-run homer to center field, but in the bottom of the ninth, 카지노사이트 추천 Kyle Higashioka hit a solo shot over the left field wall. It was his fifth home run of the season and first career grand slam.

With its second straight win, San Diego improved to 36-35 (.507 winning percentage) and remained in second place in the National League West. Oakland, which has lost four in a row, dropped to 26-43 (.377 winning percentage) and solidified fifth place in the American League (AL) West.

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