Ha-Sung Kim (San Diego Padres) reached base three times in the final game of a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers, but none of them turned into runs. San Diego was held to just three hits in the loss.
Kim went 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts in the leadoff spot in the lineup against Detroit at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Thursday (June 24).
The day before, the 23-year-old went 3-for-4 with a home run (his career-high 12th), two doubles, one walk, and two RBIs, and he also reached base three times in the leadoff spot. But San Diego’s bats were stymied in a 1-3 loss to Detroit.
Kim’s batting average dropped slightly to .267, but his on-base percentage rose to .359.
In the top of the first inning, Kim drew a leadoff walk, but Fernando Tatis Jr. struck out and Juan Soto singled to end the inning.
In the top of the third, Kim reached base on a throwing error by third baseman Jack McKinstry. However, Tatis Jr. flied out to center field to end the offensive flow.
Kim drew another walk in the top of the sixth, this time to Tatis Jr.
His final at-bat was also disappointing. In the top of the eighth inning, Kim hit a slow grounder to shortstop and sprinted to first base, but was narrowly thrown out at the plate.
San Diego’s lethargic performance on the day led to a complete game loss.
Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove was tagged for three runs in the third inning, including two solo shots. The silent offense managed just one run in the top of the seventh on an RBI single by Gary Sanchez. They had one last chance in the top of the ninth with runners on second and third, but Sanchez grounded out to end the game.
At 48-52, the Padres are in fourth place in the National League West. 한국야동 After a 10-game road trip, the Padres will begin a three-game series at home against Choi’s former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, on April 25.