Kim Ha-seong (27-San Diego Padres) puts his speed to work.
Kim went 1-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored as the San Diego Padres won the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series against the Miami Marlins on Sunday at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, USA. The team went on to win 10-1.
After striking out in his first at-bat, he came up to bat in the top of the fourth inning, trailing 0-1, and smashed a two-run double to left field. He then stole third base off Fernando Tatis Jr. and came home on the next at-bat to tie the game.
With this at-bat, Kim extended his hitting streak to 11 games. It was one of the reasons he was selected to lead off.
He also stole third base, his 10th stolen base of the season. He’s on pace for his second straight year of double-digit stolen bases, following a 12-steal season last year. Kim, who has become a more active runner this year, is on pace for a career-high in stolen bases. Last season’s 12 steals came after playing 150 games. Kim has only played 52 games.
With Major League Baseball increasing base sizes and placing restrictions on pitchers’ ability to throw out runners, stealing has become much easier this season. It’s a perfect environment for players with quick feet. Kim has taken advantage of this.스포츠토토
San Diego, meanwhile, pounded Miami, starting with Kim’s game-winning run. They took a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth with a seven-run inning to put the game out of reach. Tatis Jr. went 3-for-4 at the plate with three doubles and four RBIs.
San Diego, now 26-30 on the season, will look to get back to .500. The Padres are in fourth place in the National League West behind Arizona, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco.