Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) reached base in all three of his plate appearances and was active on the field, but his team lost the firepower battle.
Kim went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks, reaching base three times and scoring on all three occasions as the San Diego Padres batted sixth in the lineup against the visiting New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB) Baseball’s 2023 World Series at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Monday (Sept. 29).
In his first at-bat with the bases loaded in the second inning, Kim drew a walk and immediately stole second base for his seventh stolen base of the season. He then scored on Jose Asocar’s single up the middle.
Asocar would come home on a throw home by the center fielder and a throw to third by the catcher that was errant, giving San Diego a 3-1 lead.
After striking out in the fourth inning, Kim reached third on Trent Grisham’s double in the seventh and scored for the second time on Asokar’s fielder’s choice.
Kim led off the ninth with a walk and scored the team’s seventh and final run on the next batter’s sacrifice fly.
San Diego fell to 7-10 after surrendering seven runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 3-1 lead.
Yankees ace Gerrit Cole picked up the win after allowing six runs in six innings, and Yankees catcher Aaron Judge hit his 15th arch of the season to move into sole possession of the American League lead in home runs.
San Diego Japanese right-hander Darvish Yu was tagged for seven runs in 2⅔ innings. Kim’s season batting average rose slightly to .242.