San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong, 28, collapsed on the field after being struck on the inside of his knee by his own foul ball. Kim screamed in pain several times after being hit by his own pitch, which was especially unfortunate as he had been playing through most of his injuries without complaining of any particular pain. Kim was immediately replaced and left the field, but the team managed to complete the comeback in the top of the ninth inning when O’Dowd hit a dramatic three-run arch.
Kim started the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., USA, on 26 June, batting third and batting seventh, but was forced to leave the game in the top of the second inning due to an unexpected injury. Kim had been in top form the previous day (25th), hitting for the cycle in five consecutive games, including his fifth home run of the season against the Nats, which made his loss all the more heartbreaking.토토사이트
Kim Ha-sung’s painful injury replacement, I’ve never seen him in so much pain…
The injury happened in the top of the second inning, with the team trailing 0-1. Two outs and no runners on base. Washington’s starting pitcher was Jake Irvin. After letting a first-pitch body ball go, Kim swung hard at a 93.8-mph (150.9-kilometre) sinker on the second pitch, but Irvin’s pitch grazed the underside of Kim’s bat and struck him directly in the left knee.
As soon as he was hit in the knee, he fell to the ground in great pain. He screamed several times and held onto his knee, unable to get off the ground easily. He was in that much pain. An interpreter and trainer soon came out to check on him. Kim continued to struggle to get up and was eventually helped off the field by a trainer. He was unable to stand on his left foot. He was replaced by substitute Brandon Dixon, who finished the game.
As he walked off the field, the San Diego fans applauded and wished him a speedy recovery. He did not remain in the dugout, but was seen walking down the stairs towards the walkway. It is not known exactly what happened to Kim during the game. If the injury is serious, he could be placed on the disabled list. Kim’s batting average this season is 0.237 with an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.698.
Given his importance to the team, it’s a big deal for San Diego. Recently, Manny Machado (31), a key resource for the team, was placed on the injured list (IL) with a fractured left palm bone. Kim Ha-seong replaced Machado at third base and played a solid defensive game. He played a solid defence and showed a solid performance.
‘Five runs in the seventh inning alone’ San Diego, but a three-run comeback in the ninth inning is ‘drama’
The Nats jumped out to an early lead in the first inning. Thomas led off with an infield single and moved to second on an error by the third baseman. He then reached third on a wild pitch by San Diego starter Blake Snell and scored one out later on Meneses’ single to right-centre.
San Diego then turned the tables in the top of the next inning. Two batters later, Dixon, who came to bat in place of Kim with an injury, led off with a single to left. The next batter, Grisham, hit a two-run shot over the left field fence (2-1).
After both starters were held scoreless, San Diego broke through with three runs in the top of the fifth. A leadoff single to left by Tatis Jr. and a walk to Soto a batter later put runners on first and second. A walk to Washington pitcher Machado advanced the runners to second and third, and Bogart singled up the middle (3-1). Two batters later, O’Dowd followed with a two-run double to left to make it 5-1.
However, San Diego was unable to hold onto the four-run lead. They gave up five runs in the seventh inning alone. After leadoff singles by Garcia and Meneses, Candelario doubled, pinch-hitter Dickerson singled to left, and Smith singled to right. The game was down to one run, 5-4.
Cole followed with an infield single, but the pitcher’s throw to first got away, allowing Dickerson to score the tying run from third. A pinch-hit infield single by Ruiz brought home Ruiz from third to make it 6-5.
San Diego battled back, but couldn’t capitalise on a bases-loaded opportunity in the eighth. After Grisham hit into a fielder’s choice, Cruz and Tanis Jr. were retired on consecutive groundouts.
San Diego’s final attack came in the top of the ninth. Back-to-back singles by leadoff hitter Cronenwirth and Soto put runners on first and second with nobody out, but back-to-back strikeouts by Bogaerts and Carpenter stranded the tying run at second. Just as the Washington fans were about to stand and celebrate the victory, San Diego had a hero. The next batter, O’Dowd, was Hunter Harvey. Two pitches after the first pitch. O’Dowd took a 158.7 mph fastball from Harvey. The ball sailed over the right-hand fence. It was a thrilling three-run blast. In the end, San Diego won 8-6.
With the win, the Padres avenged the previous day’s loss to the Nationals and improved to 23-27. That puts them in fourth place in the National League West. Washington, on the other hand, improved to 21-29. They are still in last place (fifth) in the National League East.
San Diego starter Snell pitched five innings of four-hit ball with four walks and six strikeouts, allowing one run (one earned), but bullpen arson prevented him from earning his second win of the season (six). Drew Carlton picked up his first major league win in the eighth inning. Josh Hader pitched the ninth for his 13th save of the season. The Padres will now travel to New York for a three-game series against the Yankees.