No. 1 hitter Kim Ha-Sung, ‘Ha-Sung Shin’ Kangrim 6th home run + 3 runs, 2 RBIs ‘huge’…SD finally breaks 3-game losing streak

Kim Ha-seong had a ‘huge performance’ with a huge bat.

Kim Ha-seong went 1-for-3 with a home run, two doubles, one walk, one RBI and two runs scored in the first inning of the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, USA, on April 23 (KST).

Kim opened the game with a leadoff single and drew a full-count walk against San Francisco starter Alex Wood.

He later scored on Gary Sanchez’s three-run homer.

In his second at-bat with two on and one out in the second inning, he hit a fly ball to left field. Then the third at-bat. The cannon was fired.메이저놀이터

Kim Ha-seong in San Diego, Yonhap News Agency

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With one out in the fourth inning, Ha-Sung Kim faced reliever Jacob Junis and hit a first-pitch sinker over the left field fence for a solo home run. The pitch was clocked at well over 100 mph (162 km/h) and traveled 381 feet (116 meters).

He was stranded at second base with two outs in the fifth inning on a fielder’s choice and drew a walk in his final eight at-bats. However, he was unable to score as Fernando Tatis Jr. followed with a single.

Kim’s batting average for the season rose slightly to .251 from .250. His OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) also increased from 0.701 to 0.719.

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His hitting has been tremendous as well, with a seven-game hitting streak. He is batting .409 with nine doubles, one home run, a .458 on-base percentage and a .545 slugging percentage.

On this day, San Diego’s bats were hot enough to neutralize San Francisco’s first two games. Sanchez opened the scoring with a three-run homer in the first inning.

Kim Ha-Sung followed with a solo homer and Manny Machado added a three-run blast off the San Francisco mound.

San Diego starter Blake Snell shut down the San Francisco offense with six innings of 11-strikeout ball.

San Diego snapped a three-game losing streak with the 10-0 victory. They improved to 36-39 on the season. Meanwhile, San Francisco’s 10-game winning streak came to an end.

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