Ha-Sung Kim, 28, San Diego Padres, had a multi-hit game to help his team win.
Kim started in the No. 8 spot in the lineup and went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a stolen base in the Padres’ 6-3 win over the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park on Saturday. He and No. 4 Manny Machado (4-for-4, three RBIs, three runs scored) were the only other San Diego batters with multiple hits on the day. San Diego earned its 28th win of the season (32nd overall) with the 5-0 shutout.
The offense exploded from the first at-bat. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the second inning, Kim pulled a five-pitch sinker from Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks for a two-run double to left field (his 10th of the season). On a 3-ball-1 strike count, the ball was in the middle of the plate. Cubs third baseman Patrick Wisdom tried to make a dynamic catch, but it slipped through. His second at-bat in the fourth inning was a swinging strike. 메이저사이트
In the bottom of the seventh, Kim reached first on an infield single in front of the pitcher. With the score 5-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Kim singled to put runners on second and third. However, he was unable to score in either at-bat as he was stranded.
After the game, Kim’s season batting average increased slightly from .244 to .251 (44-for-175). In his last seven games, he is batting .333 (6-for-18), and both his on-base percentage (.480) and slugging percentage (.500) in that span are excellent. His monthly batting average for June is .385 (13-for-5), which is well above his season average. His on-base percentage (0.500) and slugging percentage (0.615) combined for an OPS of 1.115.