[Game Notes] ‘Run-scoring instinct’ Kim hits multiple home runs…San Diego snaps Milwaukee’s 8-game winning streak

[Game Notes] ‘Run-scoring instinct’ Kim hits multiple home runs…San Diego snaps Milwaukee’s 8-game winning streak

San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim has reached base in nine consecutive games.

Kim started at first base and batted second against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., on Monday (Aug. 28)바카라사이트. He went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. He stole two bases.

Despite Kim’s performance, San Diego fell to Milwaukee 6-10. The loss spoiled the series sweep for San Diego. The three-game losing streak puts the Padres at 61-70 on the season. Starter Michael Wacha struggled, allowing four runs on five hits and five walks with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings, while Steve Wilson was also ineffective, allowing four runs on three hits and three walks in 1 1/3 innings.

Milwaukee, meanwhile, had its eight-game winning streak whistled. They are now 73-57 on the season. William Contreras went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a home run, a walk, two RBIs and a run scored, while Mark Canha went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored.

San Diego Padres Kim Ha-Sung

San Diego vs Milwaukee starting lineup

San Diego lined up in the following order: Ha-Sung Kim (second base), Fernando Tatis Jr. (right field), Juan Soto (left field), Manny Machado (third base), Xander Bogaerts (shortstop), Garrett Cooper (first base), Gary Sanchez (catcher), Trent Grisham (center field), and Matthew Barton (second base). Waka got the start on the mound.

Milwaukee’s lineup is Christian Yelich (left field)-William Contreras (catcher)-Carlos Santana (first base)-Sal Flerich (center field)-Mark Canha (left field)-Bryce Turan (second base)-Andrew Monasterio (third base)-Tyon Taylor (right field). Adrian Houser started on the mound.

San Diego Padres Ha-Sung Kim

San Diego Padres Ha-Sung Kim

Kim’s running instincts kicked in from his first at-bat and he scored the game’s first run.

Kim’s base-running instincts kicked in early in the game. In the first inning, he drew a walk. After a six-pitch battle with Hauser, Kim picked out a 92.1-mph sinker and drew a walk. He has reached base in nine consecutive games.

After the next batter, Tatis Jr. struck out swinging, Kim advanced to third on Soto’s single up the middle and scored on Machado’s grounder to shortstop. Kim gave San Diego the lead for good.

In his second at-bat of the inning, Kim failed to get on base. With the bases loaded, Kim swung at Hauser’s second 90.2-mph sinker in the middle of the strike zone. But he didn’t hit it exactly in the center of the plate. The ball floated high in the outfield and was caught by Prellick’s glove in center field.

Kim was unable to produce a hit in his third at-bat. Kim leads off the fifth inning. He took a three-pitch 89.5-mph cut fastball from reliever Bryce Wilson. However, the ball rolled powerlessly toward third base and was retired on an infield grounder.

In his fourth at-bat of the seventh, he led off with a walk. Grisham singled and Batten walked to put runners on first and second with no outs. Kim took advantage of a three-pitch, two-strike situation by picking off a 99.1-mph sinkerball from reliever Abner Yuribe. Two wild pitches later, Tatis Jr. was hit by a pitch, putting Kim on third base. However, the subsequent batters were unable to capitalize on their hits.

In the top of the eighth, he struck out. Back-to-back singles by Cooper and Sanchez put runners on first and second. Kim faced a new pitcher, Trevor Megill. He was hit by a three-pitch knuckle curveball with two strikes on a no-ball.

San Diego Padres, Ha-Sung Kim

San Diego’s big inning fails to capitalize on a shaky Milwaukee mound

San Diego got off to a good start in the first inning. A walk to Kim and a single up the middle by Soto put runners on first and third, and Machado’s grounder to shortstop brought home Kim to give the Padres the lead.

But they quickly tied the game. With the bases loaded, Waka gave up a solo shot to left field to Contreras, making the score 1-1.

San Diego regained the lead with a three-run second inning. Cooper’s infield single drew a bases-loaded walk, and Sanchez followed with a two-run shot to left. San Diego’s firepower continued to burn. Grisham grounded into a fielder’s choice, but Batten followed with a solo shot to left.

In the third inning, the Giants gave up a run. San Diego loaded the bases with a walk to Yelich, a double to Contreras, and a single to Santana, and then gave up another walk to Frericke to force in a run. The threat continued, but he got Adames to fly out to shortstop and Kanha to ground out to second to end the threat.

But San Diego broke through with a big inning in the sixth. Waka gave up a single to left to Kanha and a walk to Turang. Steven Wilson, who took over on the mound, gave up another walk to Monasterio. This was followed by a two-run double to Tellez.

With the bases loaded, the Dodgers walked Yelich on an intentional walk, got Contreras to fly out to right field, and then gave up another walk to Santana and a double to left field to Freerick. Milwaukee rattled a shaky San Diego lineup. The Padres walked Adames again to load the bases and gave up a double to left to Kanha. San Diego scored seven runs in the sixth inning.

Despite the big inning, San Diego had a chance to rally. The Milwaukee mound was shaky. But San Diego was only able to score two runs. Grisham walked to reliever Yuribe, and back-to-back singles by Batten and Kim loaded the bases with no outs. Tatis Jr. was hit by two pitches, scoring two runs. Tatis Jr. drew a walk to keep the rally alive, but the Dodgers were unable to capitalize as Soto flied out to shortstop, Machado grounded out to first base, and Bogaerts grounded out to second base to reliever Milner.

San Diego would continue to score runs. In the seventh inning, reliever Nick Martinez gave up a single to right to Monasterio and allowed a stolen base. He struck out Wimer and got Yelich to ground out to shortstop, but gave up a two-run double to left to Contreras.

San Diego couldn’t get any more runs across, and Milwaukee won its eighth straight game.

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