Kim extends his hitting streak to nine games with a home run. With his 15th home run of the season, 20 home runs and 20 doubles are no longer a dream.

Kim Ha-seong started the game against the Colorado Rockies of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA, batting first and third. Starting third baseman Manny Machado was the designated hitter, and the all-around infielder took over the hot corner. Kim went 2-for-3 with a leadoff home run and two walks, reaching base four times.

After hitting safely in eight straight games and batting .373 in the second half of the season, Kim continued his hot streak. He homered in the first inning, helping San Diego to an 11-1 victory. It was his 15th home run of the season, moving him closer to his first 20-homer, 20-double season in the majors.

▷ Ha-Sung Kim’s slash line after Game 3 against Colorado
batting average 0.281→0.284
Slugging percentage 0.374→0.380
On-base percentage 0.447→0.458
OPS 0.822→0.838

Kim hit a home run in his first at-bat. It was his fourth leadoff home run of the season. Facing left-handed starter Kyle Freeland, Kim took a 90.5 mph (145.6 km/h) fastball three pitches high on a 1-1 count. The ball traveled 425 feet (129.5 meters) at 103.1 mph (165.9 kilometers) and lodged in the left-field bleachers.

The home run extended Kim’s hitting streak to nine games. It was his fifth home run in 19 games in the second half of the season, showing both accuracy and long ball power.

In the third, he drew a walk and scored on a wild pitch. San Diego went up 3-0 in the third on Juan Soto’s two-run homer with two outs. Kim scored on Soto’s home run.

Kim led off the fifth inning and stole second base again. This time, he hit a high slider from Freeland for a single to left. In his fourth at-bat of the seventh, he was caught stealing second base.

In his final at-bat in the ninth inning with a 5-1 lead, he stole his fourth base on a bases-loaded walk. After a full-count, seven-pitch at-bat, he was hit by a high fastball. He scored the next batter on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s three-run homer.

Kim went 20-20 with 20 homers and 28 RBIs in 2016, his third year in the KBO. In 2020, the year before his major league debut, he hit 30 homers and 23 doubles. This year, he leads the team with 22 doubles. He now needs five more home runs to become a 20-20 major league hitter.

San Diego started its winning streak by beating Colorado. They are now 6-4 in their last 10 games.

They also overcame a setback. With scheduled starter Joe Musgrove dealing with a mild shoulder soreness, Nick Martinez got the start in relief. Martinez pitched three scoreless innings of one-hit ball to give San Diego an early lead. Ray Kerr (2⅓ innings, one run) was followed by Scott Barlow (1⅔ innings), Tom Cosgrove (one inning), and Luis Garcia (one inning).카지노

The offense pounded out 14 hits, including five home runs. Catcher Gary Sanchez had three hits and four RBIs, including back-to-back homers in the sixth and ninth innings. With 14 homers in 51 games, Sanchez is on pace to match his 20 homers in 53 games in 2016.

Meanwhile, Ji-Man Choi joined the San Diego roster on March 3. Manager Bob Melvin announced that Choi would be waiting on the bench. However, he did not get a chance to play in today’s game.

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