The San Diego Padres ended their three-game series against the New York Yankees with a loss. Starter Darvish Yu was pulled in the third inning for his worst outing of the season. Third baseman Ha-Sung Kim scored three times and drove in three runs.
The Padres lost 7-10 in a battle of the aces at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 29 (KST) and headed to Miami, Florida, for their next trip at 24-29 on the season.
The Padres got off to a hot start. In the bottom of the first inning, No. 2 hitter Jake Cronenweth pounded Yankees starter Gerrit Cole with a solo home run to right (No. 6). The Yankees responded in the bottom of the first with a solo shot to left-center from Darvish (#15).
With the score tied 1-1 in the top of the second, he scored on a walk to Ha-Sung Kim. Kim, who took a day off with a bruised left knee after being hit by a pitch against the Washington Nationals on April 26, stole an unexpected base to put himself in scoring position. It was his seventh stolen base of the season. With two outs, Jose Azocar singled to center field to tie the game. The Yankees committed back-to-back errors by center fielder Harrison Bader and catcher Kyle Higashioka on Azocca’s single up the middle, allowing three runs to score.
The 3-1 lead was short-lived, however. In the bottom of the third, the Yankees exploded for seven runs off Darvish and reliever Drew Carlton with eight hits, including three doubles and five singles, to make it 8-3. Darvish allowed five straight hits, including a leadoff double by catcher Higashioka. He gave up seven runs on seven hits and two walks in 2.2 innings, improving to 3-4 and raising his ERA to 4.61.
The Padres battled back. In the seventh, Rougned Odor, who has emerged as the team’s latest offensive benefactor, hit a two-run homer (his fourth) off Cole, and Ha-Sung Kim singled to center and came home on Azorka’s grounder to second with runners on second and third. Yankees starter Cole allowed a walk, home run and a hit with one out in the seventh and was replaced by reliever Jimmy Cordero. He allowed six runs (five earned) on four hits (two homers) with three walks and nine strikeouts in six innings to improve to 6-0 on the season. His ERA is 2.93.
The Padres rallied for three runs in the seventh inning, but it was a bit of a disappointment. Azorka led off with a walk, but Brett Sullivan and Fernando Tatis Jr. were retired on back-to-back groundouts to end the threat. With a two-run lead, the game ended in the bottom of the eighth with the score 6-10.토토사이트
Kim has been hitting well of late. He had a six-game hitting streak halted when he was hit by his own pitch in his first at-bat against Washington on Sept. 26, but he followed that up with a 1-for-3 performance against the Yankees the day before, going 1-for-1 with a walk and a run scored. In his three at-bats against Cole, the best pitcher in the game, he was a table-setter with a walk, a strikeout, a hit and a run scored. He led off twice on the day and drew a walk in both at-bats. He is now batting .242 with a .712 OPS.