Kim Ha-seong 김하성 (San Diego Padres) hit a leadoff home run in the first inning for the second time in his Major League Baseball (MLB) career on a technicality.
Kim, batting first and second in the lineup against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Sunday (July 17), hit a parabolic shot over the left field wall in the top of the first inning.
Kim scooped a sweeper low to center off Philadelphia right-hander Zack Wheeler, bending his left knee and using his entire body for a solo home run to left field.
It was Kim’s second home run of the season, the first coming in the first inning of a home game against the Washington Nationals on May 24. It gave him 11 home runs and 33 RBIs on the season.
Most notably, it was the 30th home run of his career since joining the MLB in 2021.
After striking out in the third inning and grounding out to second base in the fourth, Kim hit a two-run double to left field in his fourth at-bat with the bases loaded in the eighth.
Trailing 5-3, the Padres capitalized on the rally by loading the bases with two outs and then tying the game at 5-5 on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s RBI double to left.
Kim struck out with the bases loaded in the top of the 10th inning to tie the game at 5-5, and was left stranded at second base with two outs in the top of the 12th inning to tie the game at 6-6.
San Diego lost 6-7 on a sacrifice fly to Kyle Schwarber in the bottom of the 12th inning. It was the third straight loss for the Dodgers, who have a busy road to the postseason.
Ha-Sung Kim went 2-for-6 to raise his batting average to .262. The number of multi-hit games with two or more hits in a game increased to 18. 토토사이트