Kim Ha Sung 5G streak + center field explosion + Darvish QS, SD deserved to win

San Diego Padres’ Kim Ha-seong continued his hitting streak to five games. The team also went on a winning streak.

San Diego won a 7-4 victory against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24 (KST) with an explosion in the center field.메이저놀이터

The win marked the second straight for the Padres, who hadn’t won in 18 days, since June 6, and kept them in fourth place in the NL West with a 22-26 record. But the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers remained eight games back with an 8-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Last-place Washington, which failed to win its second three-game series of the season, fell to 20-28 in the NL East.

Kim, who started at second base, singled in his final at-bat and finished 1-for-5 with a walk and a strikeout.

His five-game hitting streak, which began on April 18 against the Kansas City Royals, raised his season average to .235 (35-for-149).

Kim led off the top of the eighth inning with a single to right field to make it 7-3. On a 2B2S pitch, he drove a low 95-mph sinker from Chad Kuhl’s five-pitch at-bat clean over the right field wall. He then advanced to second on a Juan Soto walk and third on a Xander Bogaerts single, but was unable to reach home as Jake Cronenweth struck out.

Juan Soto celebrates with Xander Bogaerts after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning. AP
Earlier, Kim grounded out to second base in his first at-bat in the first inning, struck out swinging at first and third in the second inning, flied out to left field to lead off the fifth inning and flied out to center field in the sixth inning.

San Diego opened the scoring in the first inning on a two-out, two-run homer to right field by Bogart and made it 3-0 in the fourth on a solo shot by Brandon Dixon. The Nats tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on a CJ Abrams two-run double and a Lane Thomas solo shot, then regained the lead in the top of the sixth on a Tatis Jr. sacrifice fly. San Diego then added three runs in the seventh on Soto’s solo homer to center and Cronenwirth’s two-run shot to right-center to put the game out of reach.

Soto (4-for-3, 1 RBI), Bogaerts (2-for-5, 2 RBI), and Cronenweth (2-for-1, 2 RBI) combined for six hits and five RBI as the Dodgers’ No. 3, 4, and 5 hitters.

San Diego starter Darvish Yu improved to 3-0 on the season, allowing three runs on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts in six innings of work. However, his ERA worsened to 3.67.

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