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Kim Ha-seong (29, San Diego Padres) recorded the first four-strikeout game of his big league career against the mighty Los Angeles Dodgers mound.

Kim went 1-for-4 with a walk and four strikeouts while starting at shortstop in the sixth spot in Game 3 of a three-game weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA.

He reached base in his first at-bat. With the score tied 0-0 and the bases loaded in the second inning, he drew a walk against Dodgers starter James Paxton. Working a 1B-2S count, he drew a full count and didn’t react to a seven-pitch fastball that was well out of the strike zone.

Kim promptly stole second base on the next pitch from Luis Campusano, but the call was overturned by video review from safe to out. Second baseman Gavin Lux’s glove touched the back of Kim’s thigh first during the head-first slide.

Kim’s second at-bat was also a highlight. In the top of the fourth inning, with the bases loaded and one out. This time, on a 0B-2S unfavorable count, Kim walked on four consecutive pitches from Paxton and stole two bases in a row. Kim moved to second on Jackson Merrill’s infield single, but was unable to score on a wild pitch.

Trailing 1-3 in the sixth, Kim drew a walk with runners on first and second.

He calmly picked off three pitches in a 1B-1S at-bat against reliever Ryan Brazeau, but was thrown out at second base on Campusano’s single.

Down 6-3 in the top of the seventh, he drew an automatic walk. With the bases loaded and two outs, reliever Alex Vecchia took the mound, and the Dodgers bench opted to skip Kim.

His final at-bat was a single. With runners on first and second in the ninth inning and a 6-3 lead, Kim reacted to Nick Ramirez’s 88-mph (141-kilometer) sinker up the middle, 안전놀이터 추천 but it sailed straight into right field.

Kim’s season batting average dropped from 2.1-for-9 to 2.1-for-5.

Shohei Ohtani started in the No. 2 spot for the Dodgers and went 1-for-4 with a walk.

In a two-hitter against San Diego starter Darvish Yu, the Japanese was shut out.

His first at-bat was a strikeout. In the first inning, with the bases loaded and no outs, Mookie Betsu stole second base. Ohtani battled Darvish for seven pitches, but on the seventh pitch, a low 93.2 mph (149 km/h) cutter, he struck out swinging.

Still tied 0-0 in the third, he hit a grounder to third base with the bases loaded.

After working a full count with a 3B-0S favorable pitch and a foul ball, he lined a 92-mph (148-kilometer) splitter up the middle on a six-pitch at-bat, but couldn’t get it down.

His third at-bat was no different. With a 3-1 lead, the bases were loaded in the fifth inning. Again facing Darvish, 0B-2S, he fouled off back-to-back pitches and then fouled off a low 89.3-mph (143-kilometer) cutter five pitches later for a foul tip.

The hit came in his final at-bat. Trailing 6-3 in the top of the eighth inning, Kim lined an 87.7-mph (141-kilometer) changeup from reliever Wandy Peralta to center field. Kim Ha-seong, standing near second base, tried to make the catch, but it hit his glove and sailed toward center field. Ohtani then stole second on Will Smith’s grounder to third base, but was unable to score.

With one more hit, Ohtani’s season batting average dropped slightly from 3-for-4 to 3-for-8.

San Diego, meanwhile, beat the Dodgers 6-3 to avenge a loss the day before and sweep a three-game weekend series. The Padres are now 9-9 on the season. The Dodgers, meanwhile, fell to 11-7 after failing to win back-to-back games.

San Diego scored first on a solo home run by Manny Machado in the fourth inning, but the Dodgers quickly answered with a three-run homer by Max Muncy in the top of the fifth after Freddie Freeman led off with a double and Will Smith followed with a single up the middle.

San Diego rallied in the sixth inning. After three consecutive walks to leadoff man Machado, Jurickson Profar and Ha-Sung Kim, Luis Campusano’s single scored Machado from third and Jackson Merrill followed with an RBI single to tie the game.

In the seventh, leadoff man Xander Bogaerts drew a walk, Fernando Tatis Jr. singled to left and Jake Cronenweth walked to load the bases. Proppa then hit a three-run double to center field to put the game out of reach.

San Diego starter Darvish allowed three runs on four hits (one homer) with two walks and two strikeouts in five innings, while Dodgers starter Paxton allowed three runs on five hits (one homer) with eight strikeouts and one walk in five innings in a no-decision.

San Diego’s offense was led by Kim with four hits, Profar with three and Merrill with three.


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