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San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim (29) narrowly missed a home run for the second straight game. But he continued his hot hitting with a 100-mph (160.9-kilometer) fastball for the second straight game.

Kim started at shortstop in the eighth spot in the lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2024 Major League Baseball World Series at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and went 1-for-3 with one run scored, one run batted in and one walk.

The previous day (May 5), Kim had four hits, including his fifth three-run home run of the season, in Arizona, improving his batting average from 2-for-1 to 2-for-4 (28 hits in 131 at-bats). His OPS also increased slightly from .706 to .709.

In his first at-bat with the bases loaded in the second inning, Kim drew a walk to load the bases. After a full-count, seven-pitch at-bat against Arizona right-hander Ryne Nelson, 스포츠토토 Kim sprinted home from first base on Kyle Higashioka’s double to left field. He ran so hard that his helmet came off as he rounded second base and then third.

In his second at-bat with the bases loaded in the fourth, he narrowly missed a home run.

Nelson’s 81.2-mile-per-hour (130.7 km/h) slider in the middle of the zone was well placed for a big hit to left-center field.

The ball traveled 398 feet (121.3 meters) at 101.4 mph (163.2 km/h) with a 31-degree launch angle, but was caught by Arizona center fielder Corbin Carroll on the walking track. A pitch that would have been a home run in 22 of 30 ballparks with a 58 percent chance of being hit, according to Baseball Servant. It sailed into the deepest part of Chase Field for a fly ball out.

But in his third at-bat of the sixth inning, he got a hit. A 101.6 mph (163.5 km/h) first-pitch fastball and a 100.6 mph (161.9 km/h) outside sinker off Arizona right-hander Justin Martinez were both called for strikes. After fouling off a splitter on the body in the third pitch with a bad count, Kim fouled off an outside slider in the fourth pitch.

He followed that up with a low 100.4 mph (161.6 km/h) sinker in the fifth. It was a fast ball on a tricky pitch, but Kim’s bat spun quickly. The timing was just right, and the ball sailed away in front of center field for a single. The 101.3 mph (163.0 km/h) fastball was a testament to Kim’s ability to handle fastballs.

In the eighth inning, Kim faced right-handed sidearm Ryan Thompson. On a 1-2 pitch, Kim swung at a 90.9 mph (146.3 km/h) slider low and away from the body on the fifth pitch, but it sailed into right field.

San Diego lost to Arizona, 4-11, in the nightcap.

Starting pitcher Matt Waldron was tagged for eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits (one homer) with three walks and two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings to suffer his fourth loss of the season. Luis Arajuez, who had a hot debut with a 4-for-6 performance and one RBI after being acquired in a trade from the Miami Marlins the day before, went 1-for-5 on the day.

San Diego, which ended a four-game winning streak, improved to 18-19 on the season in the National League West. Arizona, which snapped a three-game losing streak, is 15-20. 무료 슬롯 Jake McCarty led the offense with three hits and two RBIs in four at-bats. Ketel Marte and Jak Pederson hit their sixth and third home runs of the season, respectively.

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