Leadoff man Kim goes hitless, silent SD also falls to Seattle

A multi-hit (two or more hits in a game) streak didn’t last. Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB) tried to hit in back-to-back games but came up empty-handed.

San Diego played a home game against the Seattle Mariners at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA, on April 7. Ha-seong Kim started at shortstop and batted first.

He did not reach base once on the day. He went 0-for-3, dropping his season batting average to 2-for-47 (44 hits in 178 at-bats) from 2-for-5.

In his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, he grounded out to third base. In the bottom of the third inning, with his team trailing 1-0, he came up to bat again with runners on first and second.

Kim laid down a bunt in front of the pitcher and the two runners in front of him moved up a base. San Diego tied the game at 1-1 when pinch-hitter Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a grounder to first base, allowing third baseman Lugned O’Dowd to cross home plate.

That would be all the scoring for San Diego, however. Kim grounded out to second base in her third at-bat in the bottom of the sixth and struck out in her final at-bat in the eighth. 안전놀이터

San Diego’s offense struggled to get to the Seattle mound, managing just four hits. They fell to Seattle, 1-4. Kim had his 10th multi-hit game of the season the previous day (June 6) against the Chicago Cubs at the same venue.

Seattle starter Logan Gilbert pitched seven innings of one-run ball to earn the win and improve to 4-3 on the season. San Diego starter Joe Musgrove pitched well, striking out eight and walking one in five innings, but did not get the win.

Bae Ji-hwan, who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates, missed a home game against the Oakland Athletics on the same day. Pittsburgh saw its six-game winning streak come to a screeching halt with a 2-11 loss to Oakland.

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