“It is an honor for me to be at the center of it.”
Kim Do-young (KIA Tigers) played as the second hitter and third baseman in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match against SSG Landers held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 3rd, recording 2 hits in 3 at-bats (1 home run), 2 RBIs, 2 runs, and 2 walks. did.스포츠토토
Doyoung Kim reached base with a walk in his first at-bat in the top of the first inning. Na Seong-beom hit a ground ball in front of the pitcher. Third base runner Park Chan-ho was caught in a rundown. Meanwhile, Kim Do-young and Na Seong-beom advanced to third and second base, respectively. Then, Choi Hyung-woo took the lead with two RBIs and a timely hit.
Kim Do-young, who was kicked out by a fly ball to center field in his second at-bat in the top of the third inning, hit a timely hit with one RBI in the top of the fifth inning with two outs and a runner on second base. In his fourth at-bat in the top of the seventh inning, he got on base with a walk.
KIA succeeded in turning the tables in the top of the 8th inning with 1 RBI and timely hits from Kim Tae-gun and Ko Jong-wook. Then, Kim Do-young hit a 1-run home run in the top of the 9th inning. In the end, KIA won 8-6.
KIA swept the SSG match and went on an 8-game winning streak. KIA achieved 8 consecutive wins for the first time after recording 8 consecutive wins from July 1 to August 13, 2021. After 751 days, they continued their 8-game winning streak.
After the game, Kim Do-young said, “I heard it’s been a long time (8 consecutive wins), but I’m so honored to be able to be at the center of it. I think I’m just giving my all in each game.”
Kim Do-young hit a home run against Lee Ro-woon in the top of the 9th inning. He pushed and hit a 148km/h four-seam fastball over the right fence. Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “With a precarious one-run lead in the top of the 9th inning, Kim Do-young hit a one-run home run, continuing the winning streak.” After confirming the home run, Kim Do-young roared in celebration.
Kim Do-young said, “This is my first time (having a ceremony). I think the frustration I had when things were bad has been relieved a lot.”
Kim Do-young is in strong form at SSG Landersfield. He swung a fire bat this season with 15 hits, 3 home runs, 7 RBIs, 13 runs, a batting average of 0.517, and an OPS of 1.462. All home runs this season came in Incheon.
Kim Do-young said, “It’s not that I can see the ball well here or anything. I just feel at ease because the game is going well here,” and “I think I can play comfortably.”
KIA went on an 8-game winning streak, took down the NC Dinos and took 4th place. They are 1.5 games behind SSG in 3rd place. Kim Do-young said, “I think we can do it with confidence because our team’s batting is ‘good.’ It’s going well.” He added, “I think that’s why we’re getting good results. The momentum is really scary.”