Kim Ha-seong of San Diego Padres was added to the starting lineup again in 4 days. But he didn't take advantage of the opportunity he was given.
Kim Ha-seong started as a second baseman and 8th batter in a home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) game held at Petco Park in San Diego, California on the 25th. After starting against the Philadelphia Phillies on the 21st, the previous two games came as a pinch hitter.
KimHa-Sung didn't get a hit against the Dodgers.He was only two at-bats, and his batting average for the season dropped to 20-4 (46 hits in 225 at-bats).
He hit his first at-bat without a runner in the bottom of the third inning.He was the Dodgers starting pitcher against lefty Julio Urias and backed out with a hut-swing strikeout in the fourth pitch.
At the bottom of the 5th inning, in the second at-bat, when he was hit at 1st and 2nd base,Urias threw the 5th bat. Shortstop was grounded, and first base runner Will Marres was forced out at second base.Kim Ha-seong went to first base.However, there was no follow-up shot, so kim Ha-seong could not score an extra base or score.
Kim Ha-Sung was substituted after the inning was over and finished the game first.He swapped with Daniel Camarena (pitcher), and Adam Fraser, who came as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 5th, replaced Kim Ha-seong as second baseman.
San Diego lost 2-5 to the Dodgers and lost twice in a row. For the Dodgers, Will Smith, who came out as a leading hitter in the second inning, fired a solo to take the lead, and A. J. Pollock doubled in the second inning to score an additional point.
He added two points in the eighth inning and ran 5-0. San Diego narrowed the score gap by hitting a two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th,but they couldn't catch up and bowed their heads.