Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Ha-Sung Kim, 27, of the San Diego Padres, is getting his bat back with a multi-hit game.
The outfielder went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, an RBI and a run scored in the first game of a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on March 31. After going hitless in three straight games in a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, Kim showed signs of regaining his batting touch by collecting at least two hits in two straight games after collecting hits in all three games against St. Louis.
His season batting average increased from .276 to .278 (123-for-442), and his season RBI and runs scored increased to 51 and 76, respectively.
Kim led off the first inning with a single up the middle off St. Louis starter Miles Mychalus. He moved to second on Juan Soto’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Manny Machado’s RBI single.
Kim completed the multi-hit game in his second at-bat of the inning. With runners on second and third and two outs in the second inning, Kim lined a single to left field off the curveball of Mychal Colors.
Kim’s team, San Diego, fell to 4-5 in the game after giving up a game-tying two-run homer to St. Louis outfielder Tommy Hyun-Soo Edmon in the ninth inning. It was San Diego’s second straight game-ending loss to St. Louis.
The Padres fell to 62-72 (.463 winning percentage) and further out of contention for the National League wild card. The Padres are in seventh place in the National League wild card standings, with up to three spots available. 토토사이트