Ha-seong Kim, MLB’s most hits… Bae Ji-hwan, hit in 5 consecutive games
San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (27) set a new record for the most hits by an individual in a single season in Major League Baseball (MLB). Pittsburgh Pirates Bae Ji-hwan (24) had a hitting streak for 5 consecutive games.
Ha-seong Kim started as the number one hitter and second baseman in the game against the Houston Astros held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA on the 11th (Korean time) and hit 1 hit in 4 at-bats. He maintained a season batting average of 0.271 (131 hits in 484 at-bats).스포츠토토
Kim Ha-seong, who had hit a well-hit ball toward right field in the first inning and was caught facing the fielder, stepped up as the leadoff hitter in his second at-bat in the third inning. Houston starter JP France’s outside low sweeper was pushed in, and center fielder Chas McCormick made a diving catch.
The referee declared an out, but after video review, it was confirmed that the ball hit the ground first, and the hit was restored. Ha-seong Kim’s 131st hit this season. With this, Ha-seong Kim surpassed 130 hits last year and set the record for the most hits in a single season in the big league.
Ha-seong Kim took the lead in the 5th inning and hit a well-hit ball to right field, but was caught by a diving catch and failed to achieve multiple hits. The last at-bat in the 7th inning ended with an infield ground ball. Ha-seong Kim briefly moved to shortstop in the 7th inning and was replaced by Brett Sullivan in the 8th. San Diego lost 2-12, giving up 8 points in the 6th inning alone.
Bae Ji-hwan appeared as the number one hitter and second baseman in the away game against the Atlanta Braves held at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and recorded 1 hit and 1 run in 4 at-bats. Bae Ji-hwan maintained a season batting average of 0.245 (69 hits in 282 at-bats).
Bae Ji-hwan retired with a ground ball in front of the pitcher in the first inning and a fly to left field in the third inning. With one out in the 6th inning, he caught Atlanta starter Alan Winans’ sinker and made a hit that passed between the second baseman and the shortstop. It has been a five-game hitting streak since the match against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 6th. Bae Ji-hwan then sprinted all the way to home when Brian Reynolds hit a double. His last at-bat in the 8th inning was a missed swing and a strikeout. Pittsburgh lost 2-5.