Kim Ha-sung’s 10th home run boom SD 4 consecutive wins, beating Milwaukee 4 games, making PS definite
San Diego Padres Kim Ha-sung achieved his first double-digit home run since his major league debut. San Diego won four consecutive games and crossed the ninth ridge of the wild card game.
San Diego won 5-0 against the 2022 Major League St. Louis Cardinals at Petco Park in San Diego on the 21st (Korea time).
San Diego remained second in the National League West and second in the wild card rankings with 82 wins and 66 losses. The third-place Philadelphia Phillies and fourth-place Milwaukee Brewers lost side by side. Since it is advancing to third place, it is only necessary to beat Milwaukee. The gap with Milwaukee widened to four games. There are only 14 remaining games, so unless there is an unexpected change, it is unlikely to be overturned.
On this day, Kim Ha-sung started as the seventh batter and shortstop. He had two hits and one RBI in four at-bats, including a solo home run that ran away 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Kim Ha-sung, who hit eight home runs last season, conquered the 10-home run mark in his second year.
San Diego scored two runs in the first inning to take the lead. Manny Machado and Brandon Drury stepped down with perfect hits at first and second bases with no outs, but Jake Cronenworth hit a timely two-run hit.
Kim Ha-sung faced his second at-bat in the bottom of the fourth inning with a 2-0 lead without a runner with two outs. He picked the first ball, but he was at a disadvantage watching two strikes. But I held back two balls again. Dragged it to the full count. Kim Ha-sung hit the sixth curve in the middle properly. He swung the bat over the left fence to the line drive.
Kim Ha-sung completed a multi-hit in his fourth at-bat in the bottom of the eighth inning with a 5-0 lead. He hit a clean hit to the left with two outs and a runner on first base.
Kim Ha-sung’s batting average rose from 0.247 to 0.249. The slugging percentage also rose from 0.374 to 0.382. Thanks to this, the OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) also recovered 70% from 0.695 to 0.704.
Meanwhile, Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals, who had only two home runs in his 700th career, hit two hits but failed to add a home run