The San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim has been silenced again.
The San Diego Padres dropped a 4-1 decision to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday (May 15) at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif.온라인카지노
Kim went hitless in four at-bats. The strikeouts were no match for the opposing starter’s 100-mph fastball in the bottom of the ninth inning. His season batting average dropped to 2.863 from 2.863.
Ha Sung Kim (second base) Fernando Tatis Jr. (right field) Juan Soto (left field) Manny Machado (third base) Zander Bogaerts (shortstop) Jake Cronenweth (first base) Luis Camposano (first base) Garrett Cooper (designated hitter) Trent Grisham (center field)
Starter Darvish Yu suffered his eighth loss of the season, allowing four runs on eight hits (one home run) with six strikeouts and one walk in seven innings.
[Photo] Baltimore starter Rodriguez against San Diego. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
In his first at-bat, Kim flied out to center field on a 101 mph (162 km/h) five-pitch fastball from Baltimore starter Grayson Rodriguez.
His defense was steady, as it should be for a player who has been recognized as “top-notch. In the third inning, Kim’s big break came when he recorded the third out of the inning. He didn’t allow Adley Lutzman’s grounder between first and second base to escape the outfield.
There was silence at the plate. In his second at-bat of the inning, he swung at a 98.9-mile-per-hour fastball from Rogriguez on a sixth pitch that was caught on a foul fly by the first baseman.
Darvish, the San Diego starter, gave up a solo home run in the second inning, but was unfazed and pitched through the fourth without allowing another run. Then, in the fifth inning, he collapsed.
[Photo] San Diego starter Darvish Yu. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)
Darvish gave up a bases-loaded double to Henderson with one out in the fifth. The momentum shifted to Baltimore.
Sixth inning with the team trailing 4-1. The first batter, Cooper, hit a solo home run. But it didn’t bring in any runs. Grisham struck out swinging, and Kim, in his third at-bat of the day, was struck out by Rodriguez’s 99.9-mile-per-hour four-seam fastball.
After a 16-game hitting streak ended in a four-for-four slump against Arizona on April 13, Kim returned to the lineup the previous day (April 14) with a double and a walk.
After seemingly finding his groove again, Kim struggled against a 100 mph fastball. With his team down by three runs in the bottom of the ninth, he led off with a single and reacted to a 101.6-mile-per-hour fastball from Baltimore closer Felix Batista, only to see it fly out to the catcher.
[Photo] Baltimore closer Felix Batista. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)