Ha-seong Kim started as the number one hitter and third baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball away game against the Houston Astros held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA on the 9th (Korean time).
On this day, he went 2-for-4 with 1 walk, 2 RBI, 2 runs, and 3 stolen bases.
He completed three on-base games and stole bases for his 32nd, 33rd, and 34th runs of the season.
San Diego defeated Houston 11-2. With this win, San Diego’s season record increased to 67 wins and 75 losses. Xander Bogaerts led the offense with 1 hit in 4 at-bats, 1 home run, 1 RBI, and 1 run, and Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and 1 run.
Starting pitcher Blake Snell also performed well, allowing 5 hits, 3 walks, 2 runs, and striking out 8 in 6 innings.
On the other hand, Houston’s poor performance led to a loss as Hunter Brown allowed 6 hits, 2 walks, 6 runs, and struck out 5 in 4⅓ innings.
Jordan Alvarez went 1-for-1, walked 2, and scored 1 run.
Although he was on base 3 times, he could not prevent the loss.
With this loss, Atlanta’s season record increased to 91 wins and 49 losses.
On this day, San Diego consisted of Ha-seong Kim (third baseman) – Fernando Tatis Jr. (right fielder) – Juan Soto (left fielder) – Manny Machado (designated hitter) – Xander Bogaerts (shortstop) – Luis Campusano (catcher) – Matt The lineup was formed in the following order: Carpenter (first baseman) – Matthew Batten (second baseman) – Trent Grisham (center fielder). The starting pitcher is Blake Snell.
In response, Houston had Jose Altube (second baseman), Jeremy Peña (shortstop), Jordan Alvarez (left fielder), Alex Bregman (third baseman), Kyle Tucker (right fielder), Jose Abreu (first baseman), and Chas McCormick (center fielder).
-Yanier Diaz (designated hitter) -Martin Maldonado (catcher). The starting pitcher was Hunter Brown.
Ha-seong Kim came out as the leadoff hitter in the first inning, but failed to produce a hit.
There was a 7-pitch battle with opposing starting pitcher Brown.
In a 2-ball, 2-strike situation, Ha-seong Kim batted at a 95.2 mph fastball that came high toward his body.
However, the batted ball flew weakly into the outfield and was caught by left fielder Alvarez.
Ha-seong Kim failed to hit a hit in his previous at-bat. 바카라사이트닷컴
However, he immediately showed his presence by increasing his RBI.
With a slight lead of 2-1 in the 2nd inning with 2 outs and 2nd and 3rd bases, Ha-seong Kim pushed Brown’s 92.4 mph slider on the second outside pitch and resulted in a hit to right.
Kim Ha-seong’s hit allowed all runners on base to hit home, scoring two RBIs.
In his third at-bat, he reached base on a snow baseball.
Ha-seong Kim took the lead in the 5th inning.
He bullied Brown relentlessly.
The team reached a full count situation with 3 balls and 2 strikes, and Ha-seong Kim picked a fastball at 93.8 mph on the 6th pitch and walked.
Ha-seong Kim went out in public.
He succeeded in stealing second base.
During the follow-up batter Tatis Junior’s at-bat, Kim Ha-seong widened the lead and aimed for second base.
And he quickly slid into second base in a 3-ball, 2-strike situation. Tatis Jr.
struck out, but San Diego continued the opportunity thanks to Kim Ha-seong’s successful steal.
And when Soto’s double hit, Ha-seong Kim hit home and scored.
Ha-seong Kim stands at bat for the fourth time in the 7th inning.
Completed a multi-hit.
When the changed pitcher Jose Urquidi’s 85.3 mph changeup on the fifth pitch was in the middle of the strike zone, he swung the bat confidently.
The batted ball flew hard, leading to a left-handed hit.
Ha-seong Kim stole second base again during the follow-up batter Soto’s at-bat
recording his second stolen base of the game.
When Machado was at bat, he even stole third base and achieved 34 stolen bases.
Then, Ha-seong Kim hit home when Machado doubled.
He failed to produce a hit in his fifth at-bat in the 8th inning.
With no runners out and no outs, Ha-seong Kim caught Urquidi’s fifth pitch, a 91.3 mph sinker ball.
the batted ball was aimed directly at the first baseman and was retired as an infield ground ball.
It was a game where starting pitcher Snell’s good pitching stood out.
The game started off a bit uneasy, giving up the first run, but Snell reliably defended the mound.
He completed his mission by completely blocking Houston’s batting lineup. It was a game that proved why he was a ‘leading candidate for the Cy Young Award.’
In the first inning, Snell caught leadoff hitter Altube with a fly ball to center field, but was hit by a double by Peña and was in trouble.
And he gave up 1 run on a right-handed hit by Alvarez.
he ended the inning without allowing any additional runs by striking out Bregman and Tucker to center field.
In the second inning, he came on the mound with support from the batting lineup for 4 runs. Snell continued his good pitching.
He struck out leadoff hitter Abreu with a ground ball to second base, struck out McCormick with a missed swing, and even struck out Diaz, ending the inning with no runs.
The third inning also continued with scoreless pitching. Snell struck out all three batters. He struck out leadoff hitter Maldonado, and even Altuve and Peña lost their bats.
Snell demolished opposing hitters without hesitation.
Snell firmly guarded the mound in the fourth inning.
He did not waver even in crisis situations. He got off to a shaky start, walking leadoff hitter Alvarez. He seemed to take a breather by catching both Bregman and Tucker with fly balls to center field, but he immediately gave Abreu a walk, putting him in danger of giving up runs with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases. However, the inning ended with McCormick being hit by a fly ball to right field.
Snell was powerful in the 5th inning as well.
He started the inning on a good note by striking out Diaz and getting Maldonado on a grounder to shortstop.
He got a single to left by Al Tube, but immediately ended the inning by catching Peña on a fly to right field.
In the 6th inning, the biggest crisis of the game occurred.
Snell received a walk from Alvarez and a heavy hit from Bregman, and ended up on first and second base with no outs.
He caught Tucker with a fly ball to center field, but gave up one run after hitting a double to Abreu that fell to first.
However, he did his job without giving up any additional runs, striking out McCormick and catching Diaz with a line drive to shortstop.
San Diego did not miss a chance.
He showed concentration in clutch situations.
2nd inning down 0-1. Achieved a big inning.
Leadoff hitter Machado reached base with a heavy hit. Bogaerts was then caught with a ground ball to third base, but advanced base and tied the game with Campusano’s hit.
San Diego’s batting lineup continued to gain momentum. Carpenter was caught with a fly ball to right field, but Batton picked up a walk and continued the opportunity. With one out and runners on first and second base, Grisham’s infield hit scored one run. In the continued attack, Ha-Seong Kim hit a 2-RBI hit to right-handed, scoring 4 runs in the 2nd inning alone.
In the third inning, he even hit a home run. With Soto catching a fly ball to shortstop and Machado catching a fly to center field, with no runners on base and two outs, Bogaerts hit a solo shot to left. San Diego easily scored with a single home run.
There was a chance to score in the 5th inning as well. Leadoff hitter Kim Ha-seong took a walk, got on base, and even succeeded in stealing base during Tatis Junior’s at-bat, creating an opportunity with one out and second base on base. And Soto hit a double, bringing runner Kim Ha-seong home on second base. In a situation where scores had to be scored, the concentration of the batting line stood out.
San Diego had a chance in the 7th inning as well. While leadoff hitter Kim Ha-seong got on base with a single to left, he stole second base during Soto’s at-bat, creating an opportunity to score. Soto walked and reached first and second base, and Machado also succeeded in a double steal during his at-bat. I had a chance to get to 2nd and 3rd base. Here, Machado hit a double to left center and scored two runs.
San Diego’s firepower did not fade in the 8th inning. Carpenter, the leadoff hitter, got on base with a pitch that hit his body, and Baton hit a hit to right, creating an opportunity to reach first and second base with no outs. And Grisham hit a left-handed three-run to score an additional point.
With support from the batting lineup for multiple runs, San Diego won an overwhelming 11-2 victory over Houston.