It really clicked at the end of the season. A seven-game winning streak. Kim’s team, the San Diego Padres, blew the winning whistle. But it was too little, too late.
San Diego defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Nov. 21 (ET) in a home game of the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series. In the absence of Kim Ha-seong, Choi Ji-man came in to pinch-hit. Choi came in as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning and delivered the game-winning sacrifice fly.
The team is on a steep rise. The team won seven straight games, starting with a 6-1 road win against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 14. They swept the Oakland Athletics in back-to-back games from April 16-18, and then swept a three-game series at home against Colorado from April 19-21.
The win on the 21st gave them 75 wins and 78 losses on the season. They are still under .500 (.490). Remained in fourth place in the National League West. Closed the gap to the third-place San Francisco Giants by 1.5 games. Remained in seventh place in the National League Wild Card race. Finished five games behind the third-place Chicago Cubs (79-72) for the Fall League lead.
San Diego’s upcoming schedule
- 23rd at St. Louis Cardinals (Home)
- 24th vs St. Louis Cardinals (Home)
- 25th vs St. Louis Cardinals (Home)
- 26th vs San Francisco Giants (A)
- 27th vs San Francisco Giants (A)
- 28th vs San Francisco Giants (A)
- 30th vs Chicago White Sox (A)
- Oct. 1 vs Chicago White Sox (A)
- Oct. 2 vs Chicago White Sox (A)
온라인카지노So, can the Padres pull off a miraculous fall run? The bottom line is that it’s unlikely. Winning the division is already out of the question, and the Padres can only hope for a top-three finish in the National League wild card standings. They need to close the gap by five games to catch the Cubs, who are currently in third place. Even if they win all nine of their remaining games, it won’t be easy to close the gap. With 11 more games to play, the Cubs need only six wins to overtake them. Overtaking the fourth-place Miami Marlins (79 games) and fifth-place Cincinnati Reds (79 games) for the wild card is also looking very difficult.
San Diego opens a three-game series against St. Louis on April 23-25. They then close out the regular season with a three-game series against San Francisco and a three-game series against the White Sox. It’s too late to expect to make a run at the Fall Classic.