San Diego Padres’ Ha-Sung Kim, 27, has been unable to break out of a late-season hitting slump.
Kim went hitless in five at-bats while batting fifth and playing second base against the visiting San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB) at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday (April 28).
His third straight game without a hit dropped his season average to .259 (136-for-526).
It was the first time in 105 days since June 15 against the Philadelphia Phillies that his batting average fell below .259.
Kim hasn’t been able to break out of his slump, batting .152 (12-for-79) this month. 토토사이트
Choi entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 10th inning and did not have an at-bat.
Tied 2-2 in extra innings, Xander Bogaerts’ game-winning sacrifice fly and Manny Machado’s two-run double in the bottom of the 10th gave San Diego a 5-2 victory over San Francisco.
San Diego, which is hanging on at “elimination number one,” meaning out of the postseason, is 79-80 and in the sixth wild-card spot in the National League.
If the Chicago Cubs and Miami Marlins (82 wins and 76 losses), who are tied for the third wild card, lose all four of their remaining games and San Diego wins all three, the three teams will be tied at 82 wins and 80 losses.
If the fifth-place wild-card team, the Cincinnati Reds (81-78), also loses one, two, or three of its remaining three games, San Diego would keep its postseason hopes alive.
According to MLB postseason rules, if two teams have the same winning percentage, they will advance based on ▲ head-to-head record ▲ winning percentage between division teams ▲ winning percentage between teams from other divisions in the same league.
The tiebreaker single-elimination game, dubbed the “163rd game of the MLB regular season,” was eliminated last year.