San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (28) hit two consecutive games.
Ha-seong Kim started as second baseman 7 times against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on the 10th (Korea time) and recorded 1 hit, 1 RBI and 1 walk in 3 at-bats.
Kim Ha-seong, who entered his first at-bat with one out and on base in the first inning, picked off a walk after a game that went to a full 6-pitch count off Colorado starter Austin Gomber. However, the subsequent shot did not result in a goal being scored. In the third inning, with one out, Gomber hit a 4-pitch changeup at 82 miles per hour (132.0 km), but was caught with a second baseman grounder.
Kim Ha-seong hit Gomber 83.3 miles (134.1 km) 4-pitch changeup in the 5th inning on 1st and 3rd base, and scored 1 RBI in timely fashion. Gomber went down the mound after being hit by Kim Ha-seong. In the 7th inning, with one out, he struck out on a swing by 6th pitch reliever Peter Lambert, a 91.1 mile (146.6 km) slider.
In the 7th inning, he showed great play on defense. Kim Ha-seong caught Charlie Blackman’s fastball with quick feet in the 7th inning with one out and caught the out with a glove throw. It was somewhat difficult to catch because the exit speed was slow at 38.4 miles (61.8 km). According to Baseball Savant, the official major league statistics site, the expected batting average of this batted ball was not low at 3.2.
In the last at-bat in the ninth inning, Kim Ha-seong threw a 77.9 mile (125.4 km) changeup from relief pitcher Brent Shooter, but was caught with a floater by the second baseman.
Kim Ha-seong, who hit in two consecutive games, maintained a .246 batting average (46 hits in 187 at-bats) for the season. On this day, he added one walk and reached 100 walks in his career.
San Diego’s batting line exploded and won 9-6. He has been on the rise for the last 2 wins in a row. The San Diego team had 15 hits and 5 homers. Manny Machado, Trent Grisham, Gary Sanchez, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Brandon Dixon hit home runs. Starting pitcher Darvish Yu had 5 wins on the season, recording 5 hits, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts and 4 runs in 5⅓ innings. Closer Josh Hader earned 17 saves on the season. Colorado is on a five game losing streak.