Kim Ha-seong provides support for Darvish’s 100th win.
Kim Ha-seong batted seventh and played second base against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday (June 10), going 1-for-4 with a double, one RBI and one walk.
After leading off the second inning with a walk, Kim grounded out to second base in the third.
Then, in the middle of the inning, he finally got a hit. With runners on first and third in the fifth inning and his team leading 6-1, Kim singled up the middle against Colorado’s second pitcher, Peter Lambert.
Zander Bogaerts, who was pinch running for Kim, came home to score. It was his 20th RBI of the season.
After that, Kim struck out in the seventh and doubled in the ninth.
With his two-game hitting streak, Kim’s season average remains at .246 (46-for-187).
Meanwhile, San Diego starter Darvish Yu struggled a bit on the day, allowing four runs on five hits with four walks and six strikeouts in 5.1 innings, but was able to get the win with the help of his offense, including Kim.
With his fifth win of the season, Darvish reached the 100-win plateau in the big leagues. It came 11 years after his debut with the Texas Rangers in 2012.먹튀검증
Darvish also became the third Asian pitcher to reach 100 career wins, joining Hideo Nomo and Chan Ho Park. Darvish is the first to reach 100 wins in pure starts.
Park Chan-ho currently holds the record for most wins by an Asian pitcher (124). Nomo trails Park with 123 wins.