0:2 → 3:2 San Diego’s three-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning dramatically wins Kim Ha-sung’s no-hit silence
San Diego won a dramatic 3-2 come-from-behind victory with a come-from-behind three-run shot by pinch hitter Jorge Alpha. Kim Ha-sung (27, San Diego) failed to record a hit in four consecutive games amid the bad luck of a home run ball being caught right in front of the left fence.
Kim Ha-sung started as the second batter and shortstop in the 2022 Major League home game against Miami at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on the 9th (Korea Standard Time), and was sluggish with no hits, one walk and one strikeout in three at-bats. His batting average fell from 0.221 to 0.211, and his OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) fell from 0.770 to 0.748.
San Diego won 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, when pinch hitter Alparo, who was put on first and second base with two outs, hit Miami Cole Seolseo’s first slider and hit a three-run shot to the middle wall. This led to the winning series with three wins and one loss. Starter Joe Musgrove pitched quality start plus (more than seven innings and less than three earned runs) with five hits (one home run), one walk, eight strikeouts and two runs in seven innings.
Kim Ha-sung, who faced Miami left-hander Trevor Rogers, struck out a four-seam fastball of 97.4 miles per hour in his first at-bat. It was more regrettable that he missed the ball that came into the middle.
In the second at-bat in the third inning, he picked up a walk and walked out. Miami third baseman Joey Wendle then made a throwing error during Machado’s grounder and advanced to third base. However, Eric Hosmer couldn’t come home as he was caught flying to second base.
The most disappointing scene came in the bottom of the fifth inning, when San Diego was trailing 0-1. With one out and runners on first base, Kim Ha-sung scooped Rogers’ third slider 78.7 miles per hour (about 126.6 kilometers) well to create a ball heading to the left fence. However, the duration of the flight was too long and Jorge Solaire caught him right in front of the left fence. Kim Ha-sung himself could not hide his regret 파워볼게임
Kim Ha-sung, who stepped down with a fly ball to second base in the last at-bat, showed consistent performance in four consecutive games with Miami. Throughout the four consecutive games, he was close to perfection while playing third baseman and shortstop in defense, but failed to meet expectations in batting.
Kim Ha-sung was named in the second batting order for the first time since his major league debut, boasting a peak batting sense of 0.259 batting average and 0.885 OPS just before the match against Miami. However, he had no hits and two walks in 13 at-bats in four consecutive games, making it inevitable for him to be demoted to the batting order.