San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim came off the bench to score a run, but his team couldn’t get the win.
Kim went 1-for-1 with a walk and a 메이저사이트 run scored as a substitute against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA, on April 12. The team lost 4-5.
After being scratched from the starting lineup, Kim entered the game in the top of the sixth inning against left-hander Brad Hand, replacing Rougned Odor.
He flied out to center field in his first at-bat, but his second at-bat in the ninth was fruitful. With the bases loaded, he drew a walk against Justin Lawrence, then took advantage of an error by the right fielder on Matt Carpenter’s single to advance to third and then scored on a wild pitch.
The score went from 3-3 to 4-3. It would have been the game-winning run again, but Ryan McMahon’s tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth would prove to be the difference.
The game was a close affair. Colorado took the lead in the first inning on Ezequiel Toba’s solo home run, but San Diego answered with a Juan Soto sacrifice fly in the third and a Jake Cronenweth two-run homer in the fourth. Colorado rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth on a two-run homer by Coco Montes.
With runners on first and second in the bottom of the eighth, Ezequiel Toba’s line drive to left-center field looked like it was going to be the game-winner, but Soto got in the way. Soto made a diving catch, snagging the ball and throwing it to the infield for the final out of a left-field-3rd-2nd double play.
They immediately took the lead in the top of the ninth on Kim’s RBI single, but gave up the tying run in the bottom of the inning. Tom Cosgrove, who pitched the eighth inning in place of struggling closer Josh Hader, came in and didn’t have much luck.
If the game had continued, it could have been a blowout, but in the ninth inning, the heavy rain proved to be the difference. After McMan’s tying home run, the game was eventually suspended.
When the game resumed after an hour and 25 minutes of waiting, it was for naught as Nolan Jones hit a walk-off home run. San Diego had to settle for a split series, missing out on its first sweep of the season.
San Diego starter Blake Snell pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and one walk while striking out 12.