Kia manager Kim Jong-kook made comments not to burden Kia’s rookie trio, saying, “You don’t have to do worse.”
Kim Do-young, dubbed the second Lee Jong-beom, started as the third baseman and first batter in the match between LG-KIA of the 2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the afternoon of the 2nd and 3rd.
It’s hard to imagine playing as the first batter in the opening game. It is also the main character of the Tigers’ first high school rookie opening game leadoff. Kim Do-young came out in a total of nine at-bats in the opening game against LG and failed to record a single.
It is an unexpected record for Kim Do-young, who flew in exhibition games. In the exhibition game, Kim Do-young hit 19 at-bats with a batting average of 0.432 with two home runs and five RBIs and seven runs scored. Of course, exhibition games do not maximize their performance.
Kim Do-young, who failed to make a hit while playing nine at-bats in the opening two consecutive games, showed little change in her expression. In the opening game on the 2nd, he missed the bat while swinging, and after striking out in the last at-bat of the game on the 3rd, he hit the home plate with his bat as if frustrated. 토토
The most frustrating person is Kim Do-young herself. In a match against Hanwha on the 5th, coach Kim Jong-kook lowered the batting order to seven to ease the burden on Kim Do-young to the leadoff. However, Kim Do-young failed to make a hit on the same day. He went 0-for-11 in three games since the opening.
Lee Jong-beom, the “god of baseball” and Lee Seung-yeop, the “national hitter,” also did not play much in their debut season. Lee Jong-beom batted .280 in his debut season, and Lee Seung-yeop also hit 22 home runs in the two years since his debut.
Head coach Kim Jong-kook thinks, “Kim Do-young can overcome that much weight and grow into a star.” It’s not easy to hit the first ball. “DOYOUNG should also prepare well in the future,” he said.