San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim has failed to hit safely in three straight games. The team has lost three straight.

The Padres fell 2-5 at home to the St. Louis Cardinals of the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) on Wednesday (Feb. 3) at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA.

Kim Ha-seong was held hitless, while Japanese starter Darvish Yu failed to pick up his first win of the season. It was San Diego’s second straight loss. The Padres lost the previous day, 2-6.

The Padres’ batting order was Zander Bogaerts (second base), Fernando Tatis Jr. (right field), Jake Cronenweth (first base), Manny Machado (designated hitter), Ha Sung Kim (shortstop), Jurickson Profar (left field), Luis Campusano (catcher), Tyler Wade (third base), and Jackson Merrill (center field).

Darvish pitched a scoreless first inning and received one run support in the bottom of the second. After Kim Ha-seong led off with a grounder to shortstop, Profar doubled and Campusano singled.

Kim faced St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas on a one-strike, one-pitch at-bat and was hit by a 92.7 mph sinker on the third pitch before hitting an infield grounder.

In the top of the third, 카지노사이트 Darvish hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded to tie the game at 1-1. San Diego regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Wade hit a two-run double with the bases loaded.

Kim went 0-for-2 with a grounder to shortstop earlier in the inning.

San Diego led 2-1 after five innings. But Darvish hit a three-pitch, 87.3-mile-per-hour splitter to Wilson Contreras for a two-run homer in the top of the sixth.

The game was now 2-3. Darvish didn’t falter and got out of the sixth without allowing another run. He returned to the mound in the seventh and shut down the St. Louis offense with two strikeouts.

Kim continued to be silent. In the fifth, with two outs, he swung at an 86.6-mile-per-hour slider from Nicholas on an eight-pitch at-bat that sailed into center field.

Down 2-3, Darvish turned the mound over to reliever Yuki Matsui in the eighth, leaving his search for his first win to another day.

Kim stayed in the batting order, 안전놀이터 but was unable to get a hit on the day. In the eighth inning, with the bases loaded and no outs, he hit a grounder to third base.

Kim’s season batting average dropped to 2-for-3 from 6-for-9, while Darvish suffered his first loss of the season. San Diego has lost two straight.

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