San Diego Padres infielder Ha-Sung Kim was unable to extend his hitting streak.
San Diego fell 0-3 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game series at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on 13 March.
Kim Ha-seong, who started at second base and batted first, was silent in four at-bats. His hitting streak stretched to 16 games the day before (12 December), and his season batting average dropped to 2.086 from 2.095.
San Diego’s batting order for the day was Ha-Sung Kim (second base), Fernando Tatis Jr. (designated hitter), Juan Soto (left field), Manny Machado (third base), Xander Bogaerts (shortstop), Jake Cronenwirth (first base), Luis Camposano (catcher), Jose Azocar (right field) and Trent Grisham (centre field).
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Kim extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a single to left in his fourth at-bat of the day in the top of the sixth inning. He tied Shin-Soo Choo (SSG Rangers) for the longest hitting streak by a Korean in the American Major Leagues.
In his first at-bat of the day, he struck out swinging on a six-pitch, 93.9-mile-per-hour four-seam fastball from Arizona starter Zach Galen.
In his second at-bat, with San Diego down 1-0 in the bottom of the first, he swung at a three-pitch cutter from Galen and retired on a fly ball to right field.
San Diego fell behind 3-0 in the third inning after starter Rich Hill gave up a run in the first before Christian Walker hit a two-run homer over the right field fence.
[Photo] Arizona starting pitcher Zack Galen. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
Blown opportunity, no follow-up hit…Kim silenced
With runners on first and third in the first inning, San Diego failed to capitalise as Bogart struck out swinging. In the fourth, the Dodgers had another chance when Machado doubled and Bogaerts walked with one out.
Cronenwirth hit a grounder to the third baseman and Machado stole second, putting runners on second and third. However, Campusano grounded out to third base to end another scoring chance.
Kim was unable to get a hit in his third at-bat. With two outs in the fifth inning and the bases loaded, Kim reacted to Galen’s first-pitch knuckle curveball and grounded out to third base.
The San Diego bats were stymied by Arizona starter Galen until the sixth inning. The Arizona bullpen couldn’t bother him. Neither could Kim Ha-seong.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, Kim was hit by a slider from Arizona’s third pitcher, Kevin Zinke, for a grounder to third base.
San Diego was unable to score a run and had its two-game winning streak snapped. Kim had his hitting streak snapped.
[Photo] San Diego’s Ha-Sung Kim. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)