San Diego Padres infielder Ha-Sung Kim reflects on the outfield.

The Padres lost 5-7 in extra innings to the New York Mets in the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on Monday (Aug. 8). The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Padres, who are now 0-8 in extra innings this season 꽁머니사이트.

Kim, who started at second base in the leadoff spot, hit a double for the first time in seven games since June 30, but lost a scoring chance on a throwing error when his foot came off third base and he was tagged out. Kim finished 1-for-3 with one run scored, one RBI, one walk and one stolen base.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, with the score tied 3-3, Kim hit a double down the left field line against Brooks Railley, who had been a formidable opponent in the KBO, but was tagged out by the third baseman on a head-first slide to third base. Unable to get up for a while, Kim went back to the dugout with a disappointed look on his face.

Left fielder Tommy Pham intentionally slowed his delivery as he watched Kim, then threw to the third baseman for the out as Kim headed for third base. Pham smirked as Kim was thrown out, happy that his plan worked. The next batter, Soto, doubled, making it even more of a waste. After returning to the dugout and kicking a bucket of water, Kim left the game in the bottom of the eighth with a toe injury and was replaced by second baseman Lugned Odor.

It was a crucial play for the team because if Kim had been stopped at second base, he could have scored on the next batter’s double by Juan Soto to win the game 4-3. Unable to tie the game at 3-3, the team headed to extra innings, where they have been vulnerable this season, and scored four runs in the top of the 10th to give the Mets the win.

After the game, the San Diego Union-Tribune published an interview with Kim. “He thought Pam was late to the ball, so he ran to third base, but got caught in the defense. He thought Mets third baseman Luis Guillerme pushed his foot and knocked him off the base. He kicked a water cooler full of water, which he thought was empty, and injured himself,” Kim said.

“I rounded second base full speed and thought Pam was late on the pitch, so I made an aggressive call, but it didn’t work out the way I thought it would. I was angry because I thought the third baseman pushed my foot. I feel a lot of responsibility because I think the play affected the outcome today. It’s a play that won’t happen again in the future,” he reflected.

The media outlet added, “Kim’s play was not the only reason for the loss. Darvish struggled on the mound for the fourth straight game, and the bullpen continued to give up runs in extra innings.” San Diego manager Bob Melvin lamented, “Giving up four runs in the 10th inning was too much to overcome.”

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