Ha-Sung Kim, no hits, two walks batting .267 with a .359 on-base percentage.

Kim Ha-Sung in San Diego

(SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Kim Ha-seong, 27, of the San Diego Padres, didn’t get a hit, but he did his job as a top-of-the-order hitter by drawing two walks.

Kim went 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts while batting first and second against the visiting Detroit Tigers in game two of the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Thursday.

It wasn’t quite the same as the day before, when he went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored and two walks, but Kim did his part.

Kim led off the first inning with a walk. However, the next batter, Fernando Tatis Jr. struck out and Juan Soto walked to load the bases for San Diego.

In the third, he reached first on an error by opposing third baseman Zach McKinstry.

In the sixth inning, Kim led off with a walk, but Tatis Jr. hit a grounder to shortstop.

In his final at-bat in the eighth, Kim grounded out to shortstop.

For the season, Kim’s batting average dropped slightly from .268 to .267 (315-for-84). His on-base percentage rose slightly from .357 to .359.

San Diego managed just three hits on the day and fell to 1-3.

After finishing a three-game road trip with Detroit with a 2-1 record, the Padres will begin a three-game series at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 25.

South Korean hitters Kim Ha-seong and Choi Ji-Man (Pittsburgh) 한국야동 are set to face off.

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