Kim continues his ‘multi-homer’ momentum, hits two consecutive multi-hit games…season batting average now 0.272
San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim, 28, continued his hot hitting with a second straight multi-hit game.
Kim went 2-for-5 with a double and 먹튀검증 a stolen base in the leadoff spot in the Padres’ home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on June 26.
Kim flied out to center field in his first at-bat and in his second at-bat in the second inning, but came back strong in his third at-bat in the fifth inning. With San Diego leading 2-1, he led off with a clean single up the middle.
On an unfavorable pitch count, he took a low and away curveball off the outside corner and, despite losing his center of gravity, lined it up for a clean hit.
Kim then advanced to second on a single to left by pinch-hitter Fernando Tatis Jr. and stole third on a double steal. With his 19th stolen base of the season, he was one away from reaching 20.
Kim showed good instincts in his next at-bat. With San Diego leading 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, he hit another single up the middle to complete his multi-hit game. He immediately tried to steal second base, but the catcher’s throw was accurate and he was caught short.
His final at-bat in the eighth inning was a disappointment. Jang hit a fly ball to the outfield, but it was caught on the walking track in front of the center fielder.
Kim added two more hits on the day, raising his season average from .270 to .272 (88-for-323). He continued his steady hitting pace with his second straight multi-hit game, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, three walks, three RBI and two runs scored.
Kim struggled at the plate in his first year in the big leagues, batting .202 (54-for-267) in 2021, but after adjusting last year to bat .251 (130-for-517), he’s looking more comfortable offensively in his third year.
San Diego also snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over Pittsburgh behind a strong performance from Kim and stability on the mound. Pittsburgh’s Choi entered the game as a pinch hitter in the top of the seventh inning, but struck out. Choi’s season batting average dropped from .186 to .183 (11-for-61).
San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim, 28, continued his hot hitting with a second straight multi-hit game. Kim went 2-for-5 with a double and 먹튀검증 a stolen base in the leadoff spot in the Padres’ home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on June 26. Kim flied out to…