Ha-seong Kim of the San Diego Pad League has stopped hitting streak. But in defense, he caught the opposing runner with quick judgment.
Ha-Sung Kim started as the 6th batter shortstop in the match between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Pirates held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA today, and ended up with no hits in 4 at-bats.
Ha-seong Kim, who withdrew by striking out in the first at bat in the 2nd inning, suffered bad luck as the batted ball that hit well in the 4th flew straight to the right fielder.
In the 7th inning, he batted far, but was caught in front of the left fence. He struck out in the last at bat in the ninth.
Kim Ha-seong, who had a long hitting streak for four consecutive games from the Cincinnati Reds on April 27th to the Pittsburgh on the 1st, was silent on this day.
Kim Ha-seong’s season batting average fell from 0.271 to 0.250 (13 hits in 52 at-bats).
However, defensively, it was impressive.
San Diego led 1-0 in the bottom of the 6th inning, one-out first base, Pittsburgh Tsutsushi and Yoshitomo’s miss-hit ball fell between right fielder and third baseman.
When San Diego third baseman Manny Machado emptied third while chasing the ball, first base runner Brian Reynolds returned to second and sprinted to third.
Shortstop Ha-Sung Kim also ran for third, reaching third before Reynolds.
Left fielder Yuriksson Propar, who caught the ball, apologized to Ha-seong Kim, who covered third base, and Reynolds was tagged out.
On that day, San Diego won 5-2.
San Diego starter Joe Musgrove earned his fourth win of the season by pitching seven innings, seven hits and one run.
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