South Korean infielder Ha-seong Kim (San Diego), who is taking the Major League Baseball (MLB) by storm, snapped his team’s 16-game hitting streak with a multi-hit game (two or more hits in one game).
Kim batted 2-for-5 with two doubles, one home run, one RBI and one run scored as the Dodgers hosted Arizona on Wednesday at Chase Field. He led the team to a 10-5 victory.
The performance raised Kim’s batting average from 2-for-8 to 2-for-9 (108 hits in 373 at-bats). He scored 64 runs and drove in 42 runs on the season.
It didn’t start well. In his first three at-bats, Kim retired on a foul ball to the catcher, a grounder to third base, and a straight hit to right field.메이저사이트
But in the second inning, he drove in a run. With the score 6-1 in the sixth inning, Kim singled to left field with two outs. It was his 16th straight game with a hit, dating back to May 25 against Pittsburgh.
Kim made his presence felt in the top of the ninth inning, trailing 7-5. He led off the inning with a double to left-center field. He came home on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s double down the left field line, and San Diego added two more runs on Juan Soto’s single to right and Xander Bogaerts’ single to center.
Kim’s teammate, Choi Ji-Man, batted seventh in the lineup, but went 0-for-2. Choi has gone hitless in seven games since joining San Diego.