Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB) made the most of his leadoff role with a multi-hit game 메이저사이트.
Kim started at first base and shortstop in the Padres’ 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Los Angeles Angels at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on Saturday (June 6), going 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base.
Kim grounded out to short in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning, but with his team trailing 1-2, he led off the bottom of the inning with a walk and stole second base. One out later, he stole second on a Juan Soto single. He advanced to third on Soto’s grounder to second. He then scored on Machado’s single to right to tie the game for San Diego.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Kim showed his running instincts once again. With his team leading 4-3, he drew a walk with two outs. After Kim’s walk, the Padres loaded the bases on a Fernando Tatis Jr. single, a Soto walk, and a Machado groundout to make it 5-3.
Kim’s season batting average dropped slightly from .257 to .254, but his on-base percentage increased from .344 to .345. He also stole his 15th base of the season, showing off his more polished base running.
Meanwhile, San Diego defeated the Angels 5-3 behind six innings of one-run ball from starter Lugo. Tatis Jr. led the way at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored. Machado was also hot at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, one run scored, one home run and two walks.
Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani was silent at the plate, picking up where he left off the day before. He went 0-for-4 and couldn’t prevent his team from losing.
San Diego is 41-46 on the season and in fourth place in the National League West. The Padres are riding the momentum from last year’s run to the Championship Series for the first time in 24 years, but they are a step out of contention.