San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (29) recorded his second error of the season. The streak of 25 consecutive games has come to an end. First baseman Matt Carpenter (38)’s catch was disappointing. 

Ha-seong Kim메이저놀이터 started as a 7th hitter shortstop in the 2023 Major League Baseball away game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 13th (hereafter Korean time). 

It was the third shortstop appearance of the season for Kim Ha-seong, who moved his position to second base this year with the joining of free agent shortstop Xander Bogatz. While Bogatz took a defensive break as the designated hitter that day, Ha-seong Kim stepped in as shortstop. 

Kim Ha-seong, who caught Chris Taylor’s ground ball in the 2nd inning with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base, connected it in a 6-4-3 double play, and made a one-bound catch of Miguel Rojas’ assault ball with his backhand in the 4th inning. With his exit velocity of 105.1 miles (169.1 km), he had a hit chance of 63%. 

Kim Ha-seong, who caught a tricky ball with amazing agility, threw it straight to first base. However, the throw fell slightly at the end and bounced, and first baseman Carpenter missed and threw it backwards. Season 2 mistake of Kim Ha-sung. His first error after a catch error in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies on March 31, which was the season opener, broke his 25-game unearned record. Based on the out count, it was 300⅓ consecutive innings without an error.

First baseman Carpenter’s catch was disappointing. The thrown ball landed at the end, but it wasn’t to the extent that I couldn’t catch it. It was possible to stick the mitt forward or catch the ball with a short bound. In this situation, most bounced throws are recorded as throwing player errors, and this time was no exception. 

Carpenter, a 13-year veteran of the major leagues, is a big shot infielder with a career record of 173 homers. Except for the shortstop, he plays the remaining three positions, and recently, the designated hitter ratio is high. It was his 7th appearance (6 starts) as a first baseman out of 30 games this year. 

He made up for the regret of his unfair mistake at bat. Against Dodgers right-hander starter Dustin May, he grounded to third base in the third inning and grounded to shortstop in the fifth inning, but exploded with two RBIs and doubles with a left line drive hit in the seventh inning with two outs and a chance to first and third base. A decisive shot that tied the score at 2-2. Before this at-bat, he struggled against May with 1 hit and 3 strikeouts in 10 at-bats, but he pulled May down with a decisive blow. 

Despite Kim Ha-sung’s performance, San Diego lost 2-4 after hitting solo homers in consecutive hits by Mookie Betts and Freddy Freeman in the 7th inning. San Diego, which suffered three consecutive losses recently, collapsed even the 50% win rate with 19 wins and 20 losses.

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