San Diego Padres infielder Ha-Sung Kim’s streak of consecutive games with a hit has come to an end.

카지노사이트Kim pinch-hit in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball’s 2023 World Series at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Monday (June 21). The team lost 0-4, ending their recent two-game winning streak.

Kim was dropped from the starting lineup for the first time in a long time as San Diego went with a left-handed lineup against right-hander Chris Bassitt. Kim, who had his personal-best 15-game hitting streak snapped at 20 games (previously 14), went 1-for-4, dropping his season batting average from .264 to .263.

San Diego started Fernando Tatis Jr. in right field, Juan Soto in left field, Manny Machado in third base, Zander Bogaerts in shortstop, Jake Cronenweth in second base, Gary Sanchez in catcher, Matt Carpenter in designated hitter, Trent Grisham in centre field and Alfonso Rivas in first base. Cronenweth, a left-handed hitter, came in for Kim at second base.

In the bottom of the second, Toronto put runners on second and third with two outs on singles by Santiago Espinal and Alejandro Curtis. Jordan Ruffalo followed with a single up the middle to bring home Espinal for a 1-0 lead.

The game remained a tight one-run contest as neither team was able to score. After missing a golden opportunity with runners on second and third in the top of the sixth, the Padres brought in Ha-Sung Kim in place of Rivas after Grisham walked with one out in the top of the seventh.

Kim looked dumbfounded as a sinker high and away from first base was followed by a slider two pitches up and away that was ruled a strike. On a two-strike count, he scooped up a third low fastball, but first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. caught it with his back to the plate in an awkward position.

Pitch-by-pitch breakdown of Kim’s 21 games. Major League Baseball official website

Grisham, however, thought it was a hit and started at first base, only to be tagged out by pitcher Tim Mayza. The play was ruled a double play, ending the San Diego offence in the top of the seventh.

Toronto took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh when Guerrero Jr. hit an opposite-field solo shot off Luis Garcia. Then in the bottom of the eighth, with the bases loaded, Kirk hit a two-run homer to left field to give the Jays a 4-0 win and snap a two-game losing streak. San Diego’s winning streak was snapped.

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