San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-seong Kim, 28, became the first South Korean major leaguer to reach the 30-steal plateau in a single season.
Kim went 1-for-3 with a home run, a double, a walk, and two stolen bases in four at-bats while batting first and second against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on April 4.
Kim, who had 29 stolen bases prior to the game, added two more, giving him his 31st stolen base of the season. He now has eight stolen bases this season, giving him a 79.5 percent success rate.
He is the first Korean major leaguer to reach 30 stolen bases in a season. The previous record was 22 stolen bases by Shin-Soo Choo (SSG Rangers) in 2010 with the Cleveland Indians.
After breaking Shin-Soo Choo’s record with his 23rd stolen base on May 5, Kim made history by reaching the 30-steal plateau.온라인바카라
In his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, Kim lined a single to right off San Francisco starter Alex Cobb.
In the next at-bat, he attempted to steal second base off Fernando Tatis Jr.
However, Kim was thrown out trying to steal third when Tatis Jr. grounded to the shortstop.
San Diego then took the lead with a two-run homer by Juan Soto and later added a run on an RBI double by Xander Bogaerts.
After striking out in his second at-bat of the inning, Kim stole another base in the bottom of the fourth.
With runners on second and third, Kim immediately stole second base to put pressure on the defense.
However, he was unable to capitalize as the next batter, Tatis Jr. grounded out to short.
Kim struck out in his fourth at-bat in the bottom of the seventh.
With his multi-hit performance, Kim raised his season average to .275.
San Diego went on to win 4-0. They held on to the early lead.
Starter Seth Lugo earned his sixth win of the season with six innings of three-hit ball, one walk and four strikeouts.
With their third straight win, San Diego improved to 65-73 on the season and remained in fourth place in the National League West.
They are six games behind the third wild-card spot, the Arizona Diamondbacks (70-66), for the final postseason berth.
San Francisco, which has lost three straight, is third in the division at 70-67.