San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim led a late rally but was unable to keep his team from losing.Kim started at first base and batted third against the Philadelphia Phillies at Petco Park in San Diego, California, U.S., on Friday (June 5) in the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series.Kim had a team-high three hits in six at-bats, including two doubles.It was his 33rd multi-hit game of the season (two or more hits in a game), giving him 55 RBIs.Kim responded to the “Ha Sung Kim” chants that rang out in the home stadium during each of the mid-game contests. It was unfortunate that he was unable to capitalize on a late-game comeback opportunity.With runners on second and third in the bottom of the fourth inning down 2-8, he took an outside sinker from Taiwanese starter Taiwan Walker and lined it over the pitcher’s head for an RBI double.In the sixth inning, with runners on first and third with the score 4-9, Kim’s “strong heart” shined through.This season, Kim is batting the highest (.378-45, 17 RBI) in the 0-2 strike combination.Today was no different.Facing a 0-2 pitch count against reliever Andrew Bellatti, Kim hit a foul pitch and then lined a single up the middle between shortstop and second base.San Diego, which was down three runs after Kim’s blast, added two runs in the seventh on Garrett Cooper’s sacrifice fly and Gary Sanchez’s RBI double.Kim came up short in his final two at-bats in the eighth and ninth innings.Trailing 7-9, Kim led off the eighth inning with a single to right field off the Dodgers’ fifth pitcher, Craig Kimbrel.In the ensuing at-bat, San Diego failed to capitalize on two walks and a double steal to put runners on second and third.Kim struck out swinging on a cutter from Fireballer Jose Alvarado with runners on second and third in the bottom of the ninth. The game ended in a 7-9 loss for San Diego.Kim hit an infield single in the first inning and reached base on a fielder’s choice in the third. 스포츠토토존 His batting average remained at .275 (128-for-465) on the season.
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