The San Diego Padres will host the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, April 24, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The two teams met seven times last season, with San Diego holding a slight edge with four wins and three losses. With San Diego’s Darvish Yu 메이저놀이터 (2-3) and Washington’s Mackenzie Gore (3-3) set to start Game 1, the focus will be on whether Kim can extend his hitting streak to five games.
San Diego’s Kim’s versatility is shining through. San Diego’s starting third baseman, Manny Machado, was placed on the disabled list with a microfracture in his wrist on April 20, leaving Kim to fill in for the time being. After starting at third base in all three games of the previous series against the Boston Red Sox, Kim came up big in the final three games, not only collecting a hit in each of the four games, but also driving in a run to help San Diego snap a four-game losing streak. Although the Dodgers lost the series again, Ha Sung Kim reached 99 RBIs in his MLB career on the day and will look to surpass the 100-run mark in tomorrow’s series against the Washington Nationals.
Meanwhile, the Nationals’ Mackenzie Gore will start against his hometown team. A former “San Diego rookie” until last season, Gore flew the coop to Washington in a two-for-six trade last season. Gore, who is 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA in nine starts this season, will face San Diego’s Darvish Yu on April 24. Both pitchers are coming off losses in their last outings and will be looking to avoid a losing streak.
The three-game series between San Diego and Washington, where San Diego’s Kim Ha-seong is expected to start at third base, as well as other key 2023 MLB games featuring Bae Ji-hwan, Shohei Ohtani, Aaron Judge and more, can be seen live on SPOTV Prime and SPOTV NOW.