He was silent until late in the game, but luckily for San Diego, it was a big win.
Kim Ha-seong started at shortstop in the No. 7 spot in the lineup and went 1-for-5 with a run scored against the Seattle Mariners at Petco 메이저사이트 Park in San Diego, California, on Aug. 8 (ET).
With one out and one on in the second inning, Kim worked a full count against Seattle starter George Kirby and then swung and missed on a 96.4-mph (155-kilometer) fastball on the sixth pitch.
With two outs and runners on first and third in the third inning, when San Diego took a 4-0 lead, he struck out swinging on the same high fastball as the previous at-bat.
He couldn’t capitalize in his third at-bat either. In the fifth inning, a wild pitch put runners on first and second with one out. A walk or a hit would have put them in scoring position.
However, Kim struck out again against reliever Matt Bracy. This time, he was hit by a slider.
In his fourth at-bat, he finally produced a hit.
His opponent was former Doosan Bears player Reese Flexen. Kim had been strong against Flexen in the KBO, going 3-for-6 with two doubles and a home run.
Leading off the eighth inning, Kim pulled a fastball from Flexen for a solo shot to left field. It was his first hit in two games since June 6 against the Chicago Cubs.
He then stole second on a Trent Grisham walk and a wild pitch, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s grounder to shortstop.
In his final at-bat in the eighth, he was stranded on a grounder to shortstop.
However, Kim’s season batting average dropped slightly to .246 from .247.
For San Diego, starter Michael Wacka pitched six innings of two-hit ball with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Juan Soto’s five hits and four RBIs and Gary Sanchez’s multi-hit, three-RBI performance, including a home run, led the offense to a 10-3 victory. They improved to 29-33 on the season.