Ha-Sung Kim, 28, San Diego Padres.
Kim started at first base and third base in the Padres’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on Sept. 9 and went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two RBIs, two runs scored and three stolen bases. He had a breakout game in the team’s 11-2 victory.
Kim, who had gone 0-for-7 in his last two games, was disappointed with his first at-bat in the top of the first inning. But he broke his silence in the top of the second inning with runners in scoring position, 2-1, with a double to right field. It was a perfect hit off a slider from starter Hunter Braun, giving him 150 RBIs in his MLB career.
In the top of the fifth, he led off with a walk and promptly stole second base. He then came home on Juan Soto’s single, his 32nd stolen base of the season. In his fourth at-bat in the top of the seventh, he added an RBI single off Jose Urquidi to complete the multi-hit game. He stole second on the next at-bat for Soto and completed the double steal with runners on first and second when Soto walked to load the bases.
This is the second time Kim has stolen three bases in a game, the first coming on March 10 against the Seattle Mariners. He is on pace to reach the 40-steal plateau.카지노사이트
Meanwhile, his season batting average increased slightly from .271 to .273 (130 hits in 476 at-bats). He drove in 57 runs and scored 79. Every major metric is on career-high pace, exceeding last year’s marks. The number of hits equaled the 130 he recorded last season. He hit 17 home runs, up from 11, and his stolen bases jumped from 12 to 34. RBIs need just two more to equal last season’s total. Runs scored have already surpassed last season’s 58.