After KIA Tigers’ “signature hitter” Na Sung-beom (33) cleared the right field fence, “super prospect” Kim Do-young (19) smashed the ball over the top of the outfield bleachers on the third base side. Thanks to the performances of Na Sung-bum and Kim Do-young, KIA swept Doosan and won its ninth straight game.
Kia defeated Doosan 7-1 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League on Saturday afternoon at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. With the win, KIA extended its winning streak to nine games and improved its record to 57 wins, 2 draws, and 50 losses.
Kia has won eight straight games recently, led by a hot batting lineup. In this game, they faced their nemesis, national team starter Kwak Bin. Kwak Bin had a 1.42 ERA in 19 innings against KIA last year and a 1.59 ERA in 11 innings against KIA this year.
The KIA bats didn’t get on the board until the second inning. Kim Do-young and Kim Sun-bin produced hits in the top of the first inning, but the rest of the bats remained silent.
After swallowing their disappointment, KIA had a chance in the top of the third inning when leadoff hitter Park Chan-ho doubled to left-center field. The next batter, Kim Do-young, flied out to center field. It was a situation that could have ended the game. Na Sung-beom stepped up to the plate. He took a three-pitch high curveball from Kwak-Bin and launched a two-run shot over the right field fence. The ball reached a whopping 176.7 kilometers per hour. The distance was 124.9 meters. It was a home run that erased the fear of his ‘nemesis’. 온라인바카라
Riding the momentum, KIA put runners on first and third in the top of the fourth inning when Kim Tae-gun singled to right field off the bat of Choi Won-jun. Park Chan-ho followed with an RBI single to make it 3-0. However, Park was caught in a rundown between first and second base, giving up one out. It was still early in the game, and with only a three-run lead, the error could have cost KIA if they couldn’t score another run.
However, KIA had a “top prospect” in Kim Do-young. He pulled a three-pitch fastball from Kwak-Bin for a two-run shot to upper left field. It was a huge home run, with a speed of 173.8 kilometers per hour and a distance of 125.4 meters. Kia quickly took a 5-0 lead and never looked back.
In their quest for a ninth consecutive win, Kia faced their “nemesis” Kwak Bin. However, they won the game by six runs thanks to big home runs from Na Sung-beom and Kim Do-young. The power of Na Sung-bum and Kim Do-young, who combined for a distance of 250.3 meters, gave KIA their ninth straight win.