Kim Do-yeong of Kia, who hit a home run in the Hanwha Eagles demonstration game on the 13th and Kiwoom Heroes on the 15th, spoke ahead of the game on the 15th.
Kim Do-young of Kia recorded 0.432 and the most hits in the 2021 exhibition game when he was his rookie.
Kim Do-young appeared as the number one hitter in the first demonstration game against Hanwha held at Hanwha Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 13th. Hanwha starter Felix Pena’s 5th ball, 150 km, pulled the inner two-seam and hit the preemptive solo gun that crossed the left fence. There was a smile that couldn’t be hidden on Kim Do-young’s face as he walked around the ground and headed for the dugout.
In the second at-bat that followed, in the beginning of the 3rd inning, with no runners out, he attacked Pena and made a double. Kim Do-young showed a hot look from his first demonstration game.
In the game held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 15th, Kim Do-young pulled a high two-seam from Kiwoom prepaid Yokishi in the top of the 3rd inning and made a left-handed solo shot. This time, it was a large batted ball that felt like a home run the moment it hit.
Kim Do-young, who came around the bases,안전놀이터 was seen holding back a smile after high-fiving his teammates. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Kim Do-young also hit a timely hit in the middle with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases, and played an active role with 2 hits, 2 RBIs, 2 runs and 1 walk in 4 at-bats.
▲Kia Kim Do-young hitting the preemptive solo shot against Yokishi in the match against Kiwoom on the 15th.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said, “In a way, last year’s season was a bit difficult, and it seems that it didn’t go as well as I thought. That’s why I think I didn’t prepare better in my own way. Kim Do-young is a player who matches the table setter. He has that ability.” expressed anticipation for
[Kim Do-yeong (left) holding back a smile after hitting a home run in an exhibition game against Hanwha on the 13th, Kim Do-young (right) holding back a smile after hitting a home run in a match against Kiwoom