Kim Do-young (KIA), the ‘second Lee Jong-beom’, has achieved rapid growth in his second year as a professional. What has changed the most compared to last year?
Kim Do-young started as third baseman twice against Jamsil Doosan on the 6th and led the team to 9 consecutive wins in 10 years with 2 hits in 5 at-bats (1 home run) and 2 RBIs.
Kim Do-young, who warmed up with a left-field hit in his first at-bat in the first inning, brought the game to a 3-0 lead by hitting a two-run home run from third base with one out and one out in the fourth inning. At a ball count of 1B-1S, he targeted Doosan’s native ace Kwak Bin’s high fastball (146km) on the third pitch, drawing an arch in two consecutive games following the match against Incheon SSG on the 3rd. Season No. 4.
Sophomore Kim Do-young’s season results include a batting average of .311, 4 home runs, 27 RBIs, and an OPS of .848 in 49 games. Compared to his debut season, in which he had a batting average of .203, 7 runs, 3 home runs, and 19 RBIs in 103 games, his various records have improved by one day. Even though he underwent rehabilitation for nearly three months due to an unexpected injury at the beginning of the season, he showed an upgraded batting and was a big help to KIA’s upward trend.토토사이트
What has changed compared to last year? KIA coach Kim Jong-guk, who met ahead of the Jamsil Doosan game on the 7th, said, “I exercised a lot. Since he was not a starting player last year, he must have felt a lot of things. “He didn’t have a long time in the first team this year due to injury, but he is consistently showing off what he has prepared for.”
He said, “I think my mindset has probably changed. Since he is doing better than last year, he seems to have more leisure. There is also a sense of leeway regarding the opposing pitcher’s ball combination. Kim Do-young added, “The first and second years are different.”
Meanwhile, manager Kim Jong-guk selected Hwang Dong-ha for the first game and Lee Eui-ri for the second game as the starting pitchers for the doubleheader against Gwangju LG on the 9th. Regarding the starting pitcher on the 10th, “More consideration is needed. “Probably Kim Geon-guk or Kim Jae-yeol will step forward,” he said of the plan.
KIA welcomed Doosan starter Choi Won-jun with Park Chan-ho (shortstop), Kim Do-young (third baseman), Na Seong-beom (right fielder), Choi Hyeong-woo (designated hitter), Socrates Brito (left fielder), Kim Sun-bin (second baseman), Oh Seon-woo (first baseman), and Kim Tae. The starting lineup was formed in the order of Gun (catcher) and Choi Won-jun (center fielder). The starting pitcher is ace Yang Hyun-jong.
If KIA wins today’s game, it will achieve 10 consecutive wins in 5,139 days since the Gwangju Lotte match on August 11, 2009.