From wedge hits to luxury glove tosses… Kim Hae-sung helps Darvish reach 100 career MLB wins

San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim (28) contributed to his team’s victory on both sides of the ball.

Kim went 1-for-4 with a double, a home run, an RBI and a walk while batting seventh and playing second base against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, on Tuesday. The two-game hitting streak kept his season average at .246.

In his first at-bat in the top of the first inning with the bases loaded and the score 3-0, Kim drew a full-count walk. In his second at-bat in the top of the third, he grounded out to second base.

In the top of the fifth inning, with runners on first and third with a 6-1 lead, Kim took a four-pitch changeup from Colorado starter Gomber and lined it up the middle for an RBI single. Kim, who was 5-for-10 with three RBIs against Gomber prior to this game, once again proved to be a match made in heaven. After giving up a single to Kim, Gomber couldn’t take it anymore and walked off the mound.

Kim struck out in the seventh and grounded out to second base in the ninth, so he was unable to add another hit. He did, however, produce another highlight reel play on defense. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, he made a quick diving catch of a Charlie Blackmon line drive and made a spectacular glove toss for the out.안전놀이터

Meanwhile, Darvish, who started the game for San Diego, earned his 100th major league win with 5 1/3 innings of five-hit ball, four walks and six strikeouts. He became the third Asian-born major leaguer to reach the milestone, joining Hideo Nomo (123 wins) and Chan Ho Park (124 wins).

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