Ha-Sung Kim (San Diego Padres) is in a slump.
Kim went on a 16-game hitting streak last month, from May 25 against the Pittsburgh Pirates to May 12 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. His batting average rose to .290. This tied the record for consecutive games with a hit by a Korean major leaguer (16)메이저사이트, which was set by Choo Shin-soo (now SSG Landers) in 2013 when he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds.
However, the streak was broken the next day.
After his 16-game hitting streak, Kim went just 10-for-55 (.181 batting average) in 14 games. His batting average dropped from 0.290 to 0.276 after going hitless against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 27. It feels like his hot bat has cooled off a bit.
However, he still managed to hit two home runs, one of which was a grand slam, the first of his major league career.
Kim needs three home runs to join the “20-20” club (20+ home runs and 20+ stolen bases in a season).
San Diego has 30 games remaining. Kim needs to hit one home run every 10 games.
With the Dodgers breathing down his neck for the final spurt, fans are eager to see if he can join the 20-20 club.