The San Diego Padres got out of a losing streak after twists and turns, but the silence on the other line is serious.
In the home game against the Atlanta Braves held at Petco Park on the 20th (Korean time), San Diego won 1-0 thanks to Juan Soto’s final solo home run.
San Diego, who broke a three-game losing streak, maintained a record of 9-11 and maintained third place in the NL West. The gap with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who ranked first in the district, was narrowed to 2.5 games.
Atlanta, which had been running for 8 consecutive wins, lost with the batting line being silent, and marked 14 wins and 5 losses. It is still 2 games behind the New York Mets (12-7), which ranks first in the NL East Division and second.
San Diego starter Nick Martinez earned his first win of the season by perfectly blocking 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. He went 1-1 on the season with an earned run average of 4.01.
San Diego scored the winning run with Soto’s home run in the bottom of the 4th inning. Soto, who started as the lead batter, pulled the sinker in the middle of Morton’s 95.3 mile pitch on the 3rd ball count 1B1S and connected it with a solo arch that went over the middle right wall. The fourth home run of the season with a launch angle of 31 degrees, an exit velocity of 109.6 miles, and a distance of 431 feet (131.4 m).
Soto, the main player in the victory, is still in the 10% batting average. He is 0.194 (13 hits in 67 at-bats), tied for 168th among 183 players in both leagues who have passed the regulation at bat. Soto is known for being a low strikeout hitter, and he has already struck out 18 times in 20 games. He is on par with 19 walks. This means that the starting pitching plan at the beginning of the season is jagged.
Kim Ha-seong, who played as second baseman 7 times on the day, got 1 walk in 3 at-bats, but failed to produce a hit again with no hits in 2 at-bats. His batting average dropped further to 0.217 (13 hits in 60 at-bats). Sotobona is better, but his overall batting average rank is 144th.
Kim Ha-seong chose a walk against Morton in the first at-bat after two deaths at the end of the second inning. However, when the next batter, Austin Nola, attempted to steal second base, he failed. He was recorded as the first stolen base of the season. In the bottom of the 4th inning with a 1-0 lead, he unfortunately struck out in an RBI opportunity with 1 out and 2nd and 3rd base. On a ball count of 2B2S, Morton’s 5th pitch 83.8 mph missed the bat on the outside curve. In the 7th inning, he went out as the lead batter and was out on a shortstop ground ball.
Kim Ha-seong has not hit in the last 3 games in a row and has not made a hit in 6 of the last 7 games. It is a sign of a hitting slump. 메이저사이트
Zander Bogaerts is the only San Diego hitter with normal hitting feel. He has a batting average of 0.342 (26 hits in 76 at-bats), 4 home runs and 10 RBIs. Manny Machado (0.241), Jake Cronenworth (0.215), and Trent Grisham (0.214) are also struggling in the early 20s called the ‘Mendoza line’.
The San Diego team’s batting average is 0.223, which is 28th out of 30 teams.
San Diego will join Fernando Tatis Jr., who has completed a drug suspension from the game against Atlanta on the 21st. Tatis is expected to play in leadoff and right field. It remains to be seen whether Tatis will save the team’s batting line, which has fallen into silence.