For the fourth time this season, Ha-Sung Kim (San Diego Padres) had three hits in a game.
Kim went 3-for-5 at the plate in the first game of a doubleheader against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Saturday (July 16).
His season batting average increased from .257 to .263.
It was the fourth time this season that Kim had three hits in a game, and the first time in 18 days since March 28 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.메이저사이트
Kim led off the first inning with a single to right, but was thrown out at first base on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s grounder to center field.
Sensing a long ball, Kim raced around second base, but was thrown out at first on a throw from Philadelphia center fielder Joan Rojas, who caught the ball as it bounced off the fence.
After retiring the side in order in the second inning, Kim singled up the middle in his third at-bat with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and followed with an infield single with two outs in the seventh inning, but neither came in to score.
In the ninth, Kim was caught on a fly ball to center field.
San Diego led 3-0 before giving up back-to-back runs in the bottom half of the inning to lose 4-6.