He hit, stole, and hit a home run, so let’s keep him in check

Kim Do-young (21, Kia) failed to get a hit in three consecutive at-bats against LG in Jamsil on the 28th. He struck out in the top of the first inning with no outs and runners on first and second base, flew to right field in the top of the third inning, and flew to right field in the top of the fifth inning with no outs and runners on first base.

His fourth at bat came in the top of the seventh inning. Kia was trailing 5-7. It was with no outs and runners on the first and second bases.

In the fourth batter’s box, Kim Do-young hit a bunt suddenly for the second pitch after seeing a strike on the first pitch. He dropped the ball toward the left foul line and ran furiously. It seemed that LG was embarrassed by the unexpected bunt. As if catcher Park Dong-won gave up on the fast runner Kim Do-young after catching the ball, he threw to the third base to catch the second baseman, but failed to pass. Kim ran home, Na Sung-bum’s pinch runner Kim Ho-ryeong reached the third base, and Kim Do-young also reached the second base.

With a dan bunt aimed at runners on the second and third bases with one out, Kim added one more run and made it second and third bases with no outs. Kia tied the game with a grounder by No. 4 Choi Hyung-woo’s infield, and then added a timely hit by No. 5 Lee Woo-sung to turn the game around to 8-7. On the day when the team eventually won 10-7, Kia Tigers coach Lee Bum-ho said, “Kim Do-young’s bunt hit came at a really important timing. With just that play, we were able to bring the mood in our direction and turn the game around.”

Kim has become a hot topic of conversation due to his long-distance shots. He hit 10 home runs in April alone. His image, which he had been used to as a fast-paced player with good contact skills, has been upgraded to a slugger with power and strength through this dreadful home run streak.

Pitchers have begun to check the situation. Kim consistently produced hits in three consecutive weekend games against LG, but only had one double hit. Apparently conscious of long hit, pitchers started to engage in a game with breaking balls. They cannot give balls that are easy to hit. On Friday, LG starter Sohn Ju-young continued to play with fork balls and curves in his three at-bats against Kim. Of the 12 pitches he threw in the three at-bats with Kim, he only had three fastballs.

In the top of the seventh inning, bullpen pitcher Park Myung-geun also threw curves at both of them. Kim succeeded by hitting a bunt on the second pitch. Kim is a batter who bunt well. He led KIA to victory by revealing the weapon that everyone forgot about recently, saying that if it is difficult to hit, they can always switch to a bunt.

Kim has a batting average of 0.333, 10 homers, 26 RBIs and 28 runs scored with 14 steals. Both homers and steals came out in April, becoming the first player in the KBO league to record 10 homers and 10 steals per month. He added three steals in the three consecutive LG games over the weekend.

“Originally, I had doubts about KIA’s choice of Kim Do-young for the first nomination. I thought he was simply a fast hitter. I was wrong. I really didn’t know he was such a powerful hitter.”

Kim Do-young, who surprised the league, hits with outstanding contact skills, steals a hit with a high success rate whenever he goes out, and becomes a home run if he decides to turn it around, and bunt is also amazing. He is the only batter who is currently in the top five with hits, home runs, slugging percentage, RBIs, and stolen bases.

BY: 토토사이트 순위

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