‘Strikeout→Storm 2 Stolen Bases→Score & Hit & Steal Again’ Kim Ha-Sung does it all Kim Hae-Sung hits 15G in a row, Choi Ji-Man strikes out 3G in a row… but the team loses the game [SD Review]

The San Diego Padres suffered an upset loss.

The Padres fell 1-6 on the road to the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA, on 10 October. The Padres took an early lead thanks to Ha-Sung Kim, but were unable to capitalise and the bullpen collapsed.

안전놀이터Kim went 1-for-3 with a home run, one walk, three stolen bases and one run scored. His season batting average is now 2.8-9, up from 2.8-8. He has hit safely in his last 15 games.

Choi Ji-Man was removed after going 1-for-1 with a walk. His season batting average dropped further to 1.183 from 1.185.

Starter Darvish Yu pitched six innings, allowing one run (unearned) on six hits with four strikeouts and two walks, but failed to get any run support. Third pitcher Steven Wilson was pulled in the eighth.

Kim Ha-seong ‘walks, stole two bases, scored a run’…all by himself!

Kim Ha-seong drew a walk and stole a base in his first at-bat. It was his 25th stolen base of the season. He then stole third base. His 26th of the season.

Fernando Tatis Jr. then struck out swinging and Juan Soto hit a grounder to the pitcher, but Kim quickly crossed home plate. Kim’s aggressive play at the plate gave San Diego the lead.

Darvish gave up back-to-back singles in the bottom of the first inning to put runners on the corners, but shortstop Xander Bogaerts threw out Carl Rolle, who singled down the right-field line and stole second, after a quick throw to second by right fielder Tatis Jr.

[Photo] San Diego’s Ha-Sung Kim. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)

Choi draws a walk for the third straight game, Kim reaches base in 15 straight games

With the bases loaded and no outs in the top of the second inning, San Diego took a 1-0 lead and Choi drew a walk. Choi, who started in the No. 7 spot, has drawn a walk in three straight games.

A wild pitch followed for a 1-0 San Diego lead. Darvish worked out of a jam in the top of the first and struck out the side in the second.

In the top of the third, Kim Ha-seong singled to left-centre in just his second at-bat, extending his hitting streak to 15 games. He continues his recent hot hitting streak. He followed it up with a stolen base. Both times he reached base on a walk and a hit, adding to his three stolen bases.

Darvish runs out, the game is tied! Choi Ji-Man in the fourth and Kim Ha-seong in the fifth.

After two good innings, Darvish gave up a run in the third. The game was tied 1-1. He gave up a leadoff single to Cade Marrow, who reached on an error by the right fielder.

He got Rojas to ground out to the first baseman, but gave up a sacrifice fly to Crawford at first and third to tie the game.

Choi was stranded at second on a grounder to third in the fourth, and Kim struck out swinging with runners on first and second in a seesaw game.

Darvish gave up the tying run in the fifth, but pitched through the sixth without allowing another run. In the seventh, he gave up a walk to the first batter, Mike Ford, and allowed a stolen base. He then gave up a walk to Ty France before turning the mound over to Robert Suarez. Suarez pitched a scoreless ninth to get the win.

[Photo] San Diego starting pitcher Darvish Yu. ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)

The game turned on its head… San Diego falls short

Choi was replaced as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning, and Kim Ha-seong retired the side in the seventh inning on a fly ball to centre field. The game remained 1-1.

The balance was broken in the bottom of the eighth. Wilson, the third pitcher, gave up a two-run homer to Raleigh over the right field fence with one out. A pitch to the face of Teoscar Hernandez followed to load the bases, and he got Dominic Canzone to ground out to the pitcher, but was robbed of a timely double by France.

San Diego changed pitchers to Tom Cosgrove, but gave up five runs in the eighth, including an RBI single up the middle to Marleau, to make it a 5-1 game.

After Kim scored in the first inning, San Diego was unable to score another run until the ninth inning.

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