‘1’ ‘34’ ‘47’ engraved on Kim Doyoung’s hat “These are the brothers who gave everything… “I won’t give up either.”

‘1’ ‘34’ ‘47’ engraved on Kim Doyoung’s hat “These are the brothers who gave everything… “I won’t give up either.”

KIA Tigers infielder Kim Do-young contributed to the victory with a timely hit to revive the team’s hopes of reaching the top five. While senior members of the team, including Na Seong-beom, Choi Hyeong-woo, and Park Chan-ho, left the team due to unfortunate injuries, Kim Do-young’s presence is clearly shining.

KIA won 3-2 against LG in Jamsil on October 6. KIA, who escaped a two-game losing streak with this win, recovered its winning percentage to 50% with 67 wins, 2 draws, and 67 losses for the season, and chased the 5th place NC Dinos by 3.5 games.

On this day, KIA consisted of Kim Do-young (third baseman), Ko Jong-wook (designated hitter), Kim Sun-bin (second baseman), Socrates (center fielder), Lee Woo-seong (right fielder), Lee Chang-jin (left fielder), Han Jun-su (catcher), Byun Woo-hyuk (first baseman), and Kim Gyu-seong (shortstop). ), and faced LG starting pitcher Lee Jeong-yong with the starting batting order leading. KIA starting pitcher was Brass Dong-ha.스포츠토토

In the bottom of the second inning, with no outs on first and third base, KIA gave up the first run when Park Dong-won hit a sacrifice fly ball to right field. After that, neither team scored for a long time. KIA starting pitcher Hwang Dong-ha pitched 4 innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 strikeouts, and 4 walks while allowing 1 run.

After preventing a crisis with two outs and bases loaded in the bottom of the 4th inning with no runs, KIA prevented additional runs in the bottom of the 5th inning with one out and 2nd and 3rd bases on the line by holding third base runner Choi Seung-min as a check on catcher Han Jun-su.

In the bottom of the 7th inning, with one out and runners on first and third base, KIA ended up allowing an additional run due to a squeeze bunt from Park Hae-min.

However, KIA launched a major counterattack in the beginning of the 8th inning. KIA scored its first run against changed pitcher Park Myung-geun through consecutive hits after a walk. Kim Do-young hit a timely hit to the left with no outs on first and third base.

The LG bench put Baek Seung-hyun on the mound in the ensuing crisis with no outs on first and second base. For KIA, Kim Sun-bin came to the plate after pinch hitter Park Jeong-woo’s sacrifice bunt. At the end of a full-count game, Kim Sun-bin attacked Baek Seung-hyun’s 148 km/h fastball and delivered a timely hit that pierced the forward defense with two RBIs.

When KIA took a 3-2 lead, they brought sure-win Jeon Sang-hyun to the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning. After Jeon Sang-hyun cleanly blocked the bottom of the 8th inning with a three-way error, closing pitcher Jeong Hae-young, who came to the mound in the bottom of the 9th, maintained the one-run lead and achieved his 19th save of the season.

KIA coach Kim Jong-guk said after the game, “We were able to win thanks to all the players not giving up and doing their best in a situation where victory was absolutely necessary. Hwang Dong-ha pitched 4 innings as the starting pitcher, leveling the game, and the team that came on afterward also pitched well. “In particular, Jeon Sang-hyun, who came on the mound in a critical situation in the bottom of the 7th inning, played a big role in the team’s victory by going 1.2 innings without allowing any runs, and Jeong Hae-young also finished the game reliably.”

Manager Kim continued, “The batting lineup was struggling until the second half of the game, but their concentration stood out in the beginning of the 8th inning. In a situation where an additional run was conceded in the bottom of the 7th inning, Kim Do-young’s timely hit in the top of the 8th inning and Kim Sun-bin’s 2 final RBIs led to a successful comeback. “I am grateful to the fans who supported the players’ victory, and I will not give up until the end of each game.”

Kim Do-young, who hit a timely hit that started the comeback in the top of the 8th inning, said, “With his older brothers recently out due to injury, he tried to show more responsible play. In the beginning of the 8th inning, he didn’t want to miss the opportunity, so he turned the bat with the intention of hitting a correct hit, which resulted in a good result. There are still many games where I feel like I am not good enough and have regrets. “Still, I think it is a process of growth and I will try to play positively until the end.”

Kim Do-young expressed deep regret at the absence of Park Chan-ho, Na Seong-beom and Choi Hyeong-woo, who played alongside him throughout the season. Kim Do-young’s hat had the uniform numbers of the three players engraved side by side.

Kim Do-young said, “I feel empty because of my brothers’ absence. (Park) Chan-ho was also fortunate to hear that the surgery went well today (the 6th). It’s even more unfortunate because they were the ones who always gave their all to each and every game. The remaining players must try to win every game until the end. “I will never give up, even for the sake of the KIA fans who support me until the end,” he said emphatically.


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