Kim ends 14-game hitting streak, breaks .800 OPS after 36 games…team wins with four home runs

San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim (28) went 0-for-4 with a walk.

Kim Ha-seong, 28, started at first base for the San Diego Padres against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park in San Diego, California, U.S., on Wednesday (July 3) and went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.

He had a five-game hitting streak dating back to last month’s 29th game against the St. Louis Cardinals and a 14-game hitting streak dating back to the 19th game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but both streaks were snapped today.

This drops his season batting average from 2-for-7 to 2-for-4 (125 hits in 456 at-bats) and his OPS from .801 to .794.

Hitless in 4 at-bats, 1 for his last 11…OPS collapsed to .800 after 36G

In his first at-bat against San Francisco left-hander Kyle Harrison, Kim grounded out to third base. He hit a three-pitch slurve, but couldn’t time it well enough and it sailed toward third base. San Francisco third baseman Casey Schmidt made a running throw to first base to make the catch.

In her third at-bat, Kim flied out to straightaway right field. In the fourth, she pushed a four-seam fastball, but it was caught by San Francisco right fielder Mitch Haniger in front of the walking track.

In the fifth inning, Jose Azucar led off with a single and failed to steal second base. Kim then struck out on a 2-2 count on a 93.3-mph four-seam fastball five pitches up and away.

In his final at-bat in the seventh, he took a first-pitch slider off right-hander Luke Jackson but was thrown out at third base.

With his hitting streak and on-base percentage snapped, Kim saw his .800 OPS, which he had maintained for 36 games from July 25 against the Pittsburgh Pirates to July 2 against San Francisco, collapse. His OPS has also dropped as his power has noticeably diminished, with no home runs and one double in his last 11 games. It’s clear that he’s run out of steam late in the season.

San Diego hits 4 home runs, scores 6 runs, wins 12 games, Snell leads NL Cy Young race

The game of the day was San Diego’s 6-1 win over San Francisco. The Padres, who have won two straight to improve to 64-73, kept their fall baseball hopes alive by moving into a tie for the third NL wild card, 6.5 games behind San Francisco and the Arizona Diamondbacks (70-66).

Despite a silent Kim Ha-Sung, the offense jumped out to an early lead with six runs on four home runs. After Juan Soto’s 27th homer of the season in the first inning, San Diego took the lead for good with two more homers in the second – Xander Bogaerts’ 16th of the season and Gary Sanchez’s 19th of the season. In the sixth, Garrett Cooper capped the scoring with a three-run shot, his 15th of the season. 스포츠토토

San Diego starter Blake Snell earned his 12th win of the season (9-0) with six innings of three-hit ball, four walks and nine strikeouts. Snell, who threw a career-high 113 pitches this season, topped out at 98.5 mph (158.5 km/h) and averaged 96.7 mph (155.6 km/h) with a four-seam fastball (54), along with a changeup (37), curve (16) and slider (6).

Snell, who lowered his ERA from 2.60 to 2.50 and remained the NL leader in that category, also surpassed 200 strikeouts (202). He ranks second in the NL in that category behind Spencer Strider (Atlanta Braves – 236), giving him a leg up in the Cy Young race.






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