Kim Ha-seong lowered his head after striking out on three pitches with the bases loaded… Silent with 3 strikeouts, September batting average .178

San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (28)’s sluggish performance in September continues. 

Ha-seong Kim started as the first hitter and shortstop in the 2023 Major League Baseball away game against the LA Dodgers held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 14th (Korean time), and was silent with no hits in four at-bats and three strikeouts. 9th 3 strikeout game of the season. 

Kim Ha-seong, who played in 55 consecutive games (54 starts) after the start of the second half of the season, took a nice break the day before (13th), but he lost hits in two consecutive games and was on base in five consecutive games. His season batting average dropped from .207 to 2.6-8 (132 hits in 492 at-bats), and his OPS dropped from .777 to .771. There is a clear decline in batting, with a batting average of .178 8 in 11 games in September (8 hits in 45 at-bats) and an OPS of .423. 

On this day, San Diego won 6-1, tying the series to 2 wins and 1 loss against the Dodgers, but it was a disappointing game for Ha-seong Kim. 

He struck out only 3 times and dropped his head after striking out 3 pitches in a chance with the bases loaded.

Ha-Seong Kim struck out on a missed swing in his first at-bat in the first inning against Dodgers right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Pepiot. He made six fouls and fought a tenacious game that went all the way to the 9th pitch, but Pepiot’s outside hitter missed the bat on an 88.8 mph (142.9 km) slider. 

In the 3rd inning, with 2 outs and no runners, he retired with a fly ball in the first base infield. With the ball count of 1-1, he hit a 90.2 mile (145.2 km) slider on the third pitch, but the ball flew high to first base. 

Even in the 5th inning with one out and a chance for second base, he missed the swing and struck out. This time, he harassed Pepiot by going to the 8th pitch, but the bat split the air once again with an 88.6 mile (142.6km) slider that entered the outside zone. 

The most disappointing opportunity was the bases loaded with one out in the 7th inning. He hit Dodgers right-handed bullpen Joe Kelly and struck out on three pitches. After a foul was committed on the sinker on the first pitch, Ha-seong Kim was caught with two strikes on the second pitch. It was frozen on the cutter 89.7 miles (144.4 km) outside the third pitch. He struck out looking without batting. Kim Ha-seong lowered his head for a moment at the plate and entered the dugout with a feeling of regret. 

Snell, 14 wins, reclaims first place in ERA… Soto 30 home runs, winning game against Dodgers

Ha-seong Kim was silent, but San Diego beat the Dodgers 6-1. First winning series against the Dodgers this season. San Diego, ranked 4th in the National League (NL) West Division, with fall baseball far away, ended up with 69 wins and 78 losses. The first-place Dodgers have 88 wins and 57 losses. 

San Diego starting pitcher Blake Snell dominated the Dodgers’ batting lineup with 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts, and no runs in 6 innings. Total number of pitches: 91, 54 strikes, 37 balls. He threw a mix of four-seam fastballs (42), curves (19), changeups, and sliders (more than 15) with a maximum speed of 97.5 miles (156.9 km) and an average of 96 miles (154.5 km). 

Snell allowed a stolen base after being hit by Mookie Betts, the Dodgers’ No. 1 player, in the first inning, but hit the next three batters. After two outs in the third inning, Snell was pushed into second base scoring with a walk and a stolen base by Betts, but he guided Freddie Freeman to a ground ball to first base. and did not concede a point. Snell, who showed stability by making three-way strikes in the 4th to 6th consecutive innings, struck out 6 of the 8 strikeouts with his main weapon, a curveball. 

Snell, who earned his 14th win (9 losses) of the season with this victory, also lowered his ERA from 2.52 to 2.43. Snell, who beat Justin Steele (Chicago Cubs, 2.49) and reclaimed first place in the NL in this category, solidified his status as a leading candidate for the Cy Young Award by ranking first in hitting percentage (.187), second in strikeouts (217), and tied for fifth in most wins. 토토사이트

In the batting lineup, Juan Soto hit his 30th home run of the season with a go-ahead solo shot in the first inning. This is his second 30 home run season following his time with the Washington Nationals in 2019 (34). Soto went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI, while Fernando Tatis Jr. went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and Luis Campusano went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs. Campusano, who was the season’s first 4th hitter, sealed the game with a three-run home run in the 4th inning. 

The Dodgers suffered their first loss of the season with starting pitcher Pepiot allowing 6 hits (2 home runs), no walks, 5 strikeouts, and 4 runs in 6 innings. They were satisfied with avoiding a scoreless loss with Colton Wong’s fourth solo home run of the season in the 9th inning.

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