Kim has seven multi-hit games this season and surpasses 50 hits for the second consecutive year
San Diego Padres center fielder Ha Sung Kim, 27, reached the 50-RBI plateau for the second consecutive year with three hits.
Kim batted first and second in the lineup against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB) Baseball’s 2023 World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., on Tuesday (July 30) and went 2-for-3 with a double, one walk, one RBI and one run scored.
He had a multi-hit game (two or more hits in a game) for the first time in seven games since April 24 against the Miami Marlins, and extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
His season batting average increased slightly from .274 to .276.
Kim led off the game with a single to left-center field.
He fouled off a two-pitch fastball from St. Louis starter Zack Thompson.
He then stole second on Juan Soto’s bunt and moved to third on the catcher’s bad throw to first.
Kim’s helmet came off as he slid into second base, but he didn’t care.
He came home on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s sacrifice fly to right field to score the go-ahead run.
He was stranded at third on a grounder to short in the top of the third, but in the top of the fourth, with the score tied at 2-2, he drew a walk to load the bases.
With one out and a full count, he fouled off a six-pitch, high-cut fastball.
The second hit came in the sixth inning with a 4-2 lead.
With runners on first and second, Kim made a lucky infield hit against reliever Casey Lawrence.
He hit a high pitch on a full count, and the ball rolled slowly between the opposing infielders.
Meanwhile, Kim used his quick feet to reach first base and turn it into an infield hit. However, he was unable to reach home as the next batter was silent.
Kim came up with a valuable RBI in the top of the eighth inning with a 4-3 lead.
With runners on first and third, he hit a big shot to left field that scored the runner from third and made him a sacrifice.
Kim, who had 49 RBIs before this game, now has 50 for the season. He had 59 last year.
Kim also shined defensively, making a running catch of a deep fly ball to second base by leadoff hitter Richie Perlashers in the first inning, then twisting and throwing out the runner at the plate.
The Dodgers fell short despite Kim’s heroics.
Leading 5-3, they gave up two runs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game, and in the bottom of the 10th inning of extra innings, Tommy Hyun-Soo Edman, a mixed-race Korean-American who came in as a pinch-hitter, gave up a game-tying hit to lose 5-6.
Edman played alongside Kim Ha-sung as the keystone duo for South Korea 카지노사이트킴 at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March of this year.