With Kim Ha-seong absent, the San Diego Padres suffered a complete defeat.
San Diego knelt 2-5 in a game against the New York Mets held at Citi Field in New York on the 13th (Korean time).
San Diego, who finished 3 consecutive away matches against the Mets with 1 win and 2 losses, marked 7 wins and 6 losses. The Mets, who completed the winning series, also recorded 7 wins and 6 losses, maintaining second place in the Eastern Division.
San Diego will start a 7-game home game against the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves starting on the 14th.
Mets starter Tyler Megill gave up 3 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings and earned his 3rd win of the season. On the other hand, San Diego starter Blake Snell gave up 4 runs (3 earned runs) in 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 5 walks.
The first point was taken by San Diego. After one out, Manny Machado walked on base, and Juan Soto hit a two-run homer. Soto pulled Megil’s 93.2 mile fastball in the middle of the 5th ball count 3B1S and went over the fence in the middle right. It is Soto’s third home run of the season with a large arch with a launch angle of 29 degrees, an exit speed of 109.2 miles, and a distance of 453 feet (안전놀이터138 m).
But San Diego hasn’t scored since.
The Mets counterattacked in the bottom of the second inning, making up for one run with two outs and second baseman Brandon Nemo’s double. In the third inning, leadoff hitter Francisco Lindor hit a solo home run to tie the game. Lindor pulled Snell’s 93.2 mph body fastball and went over the left wall.
In the bottom of the fifth, Pete Alonso hit a solo home run to turn the tide of the game. Alonso, who entered the plate after two outs, hit Snell’s fastball in the middle of the 93rd mile on the 3rd ball count 2B and connected it with an arch that went over the middle-left fence. With his 6th home run of the season, he took the sole lead in both leagues in this category.
The Mets widened the score to 5-2 by adding one point each with Nemo’s timely hits in the 6th inning and Tommy Pam’s timely hits in the 7th. Mets closer Adam Ottavino blocked the ninth inning with one walk and no runs and earned the save. Machado, the last batsman in San Diego, retired from a full count with one out and first baseman due to a double hit by the second baseman.
On this day, San Diego Soto made a name for himself by going 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 1 run in 4 at-bats, including 1 home run, but lost his shine due to the team defeat. Soto raised his batting average from 0.190 to 0.217 (10 hits in 46 at-bats) to the 20% range, with 3 homers, 7 RBIs, 8 runs scored, and an OPS of 0.846.
The absence of Kim Ha-seong is a regular break. This is the second absence of the season. Kim Ha-seong raised his batting average to 0.289 by striking four consecutive games from Atlanta on the 9th to the Mets on the 12th. He has 2 homers, 4 RBIs, 4 runs scored, an on-base percentage of 0.357, a slugging percentage of 0.553, and an OPS of 0.910.