San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim, 27, has set a new single-season record for most hits in a season after making his debut in 2021.
Kim started at first base and went 1-for-4 with a walk against the visiting Houston Astros of Major League Baseball’s 2023 World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 11.
After collecting 54 hits in his rookie season and 130 last season, Kim surpassed last season’s performance by collecting his 131st hit with 18 games remaining in the regular season. His season batting average remained at .271 (131-for-484).
After singling to right field in the first inning, Kim refused to back down in his second at-bat of the inning. Leading off, Kim crushed a low, outside sweeper from Houston starter J.P. Franks that dropped in front of the center fielder. The center fielder appeared to make a diving catch, but it was ruled a hit after video review. After going 0-for-4 the previous day, Kim immediately resumed his hit production the next day.
After failing to add a hit in his remaining two at-bats, Kim briefly moved from second base to shortstop in the seventh inning and was replaced by Brett Sullivan at the start of the eighth.카지노사이트
San Diego committed four errors in a sloppy affair and fell to Houston, 2-12, for its second straight loss.