For the fourth time this season, San Diego Padres DH Ha-Sung Kim had three hits in a game, but his team dropped both games of a doubleheader.
Kim went 3-for-5 in the leadoff spot in the first game of a doubleheader against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB) at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on April 16.
In the second game, he batted first and drew two walks and reached base both times.
Kim went 3-for-8 in the doubleheader, raising his season batting average from .257 to .260.
For the second straight game, San Diego lost 4-6 and 4-9, respectively, due to bullpen struggles.
It was the fourth time this season that Kim had three hits in a game and the first time in 18 days since May 28 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Kim led off the first inning of Game 1 of the doubleheader with a single to right, but was thrown out at first base on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s grounder to center field.
Sensing a long ball, he raced around second base, but was thrown out at first base by Philadelphia center fielder Joan Rojas, who caught the ball as it bounced off the fence.
After retiring the side in order in the second inning, Kim singled up the middle in his third at-bat with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and followed it up with an infield single with two outs in the seventh, but neither of them scored.
He was stranded in the ninth inning on a fly ball to center field.
In game two, Kim led off with a walk.
After a walk, he stole second base for his 17th stolen base of the season. He raced to third when the catcher’s throw rolled in front of the outfield.
He scored on Tatis Jr.’s grounder to first base.
After striking out in the third and flying out in the fifth, Kim singled to lead off the bottom of the eighth and came home for the second time on Juan Soto’s double that hit the bottom of the center field fence.
With two outs in the top of the ninth, 먹튀검증토토사이트 he was thrown out at third on a fly ball to right field.
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Ji-Man Choi batted in the No. 4 spot in the lineup against the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, going 1-for-4 with a walk to extend his hitting streak to four games.
Choi is now batting .176. Pittsburgh lost 1-3.
Choi, who had struggled with strikeouts and grounders, led off the sixth inning with a single to left and was thrown out at second base on the next batter’s grounder. In the eighth, he ended his at-bat with a single to right field.