Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB) failed to build on the previous day’s success.
Kim started in the sixth spot at shortstop against the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park on May 5, but went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. The team lost to the Cubs 1-7.
Kim had a great game against the Cubs 먹튀검증 the day before, leading the team to victory. He had a multi-hit game and drew a walk. He laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt and stole a base, and his defense at second base was fantastic.
There were high hopes for the Cubs on Friday. It looked like the upswing would continue. However, there was a twist. Kim moved to second base this season to join Xander Bogaerts, but Bogaerts was rested with a sore wrist. Kim was thrust into the shortstop spot he held last season. When Manny Machado’s hand was injured, Kim “Multiplayer” Ha-seong moved to third base.
However, he was unable to continue his upward trend at the plate. He batted fourth and didn’t reach base once, striking out twice.
Kim led off the second inning and struck out. His bat seemed to stop, but the umpire firmly ruled it a swing and a miss. The second chance came in the third inning. The San Diego bats came alive and scored a run, and Kim stepped up to the plate with runners on first and second, but could only hit an infield grounder. Cubs starter Marcus Stroman dominated not only Ha-Sung Kim, but the entire San Diego lineup.
The third at-bat came in the sixth inning. Leadoff again. But he was stranded on a fielder’s choice. Kim struck out again with the bases loaded in the eighth inning.
With his poor performance, Kim’s batting average dropped from 2-for-5 to 2-for-4 on the season.