“I don’t know what baseball will be like. I will prepare well every moment.”
KIA Tigers main gun Na Seong-beom (34) said he would do his best every moment.
Na Seong-beom started as the designated hitter in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ kt game held at Suwon kt Wiz Park on the 8th.
From his first at-bat, he wielded a strong hit and showed signs of his big success. After two shots in the top of the first inning, he opened fire by hitting a double to the right field against opposing ace Go Young-pyo. The team had a chance to score with Na Seong-beom’s double, and Choi Hyung-woo and Socrates Brito’s RBI hit just in time to take a 2-0 lead.
An additional point also came from Na Seong-beom’s bat. In the top of the 6th inning, he became the lead batter and once again attacked Ko Young-pyo. He hit the changeup without missing it and made it 3-0 with a 110m solo home run (Season No. 4) over the right fence.
Na Seong-beom’s bat still hasn’t cooled down. In the top of the 8th inning, he pulled a forkball from relief pitcher Yi Sang-dong and scored a 5-0 run away with a 130m 2-run home run (season 5). KIA, which started to attack the mound with Na Seong-beom’s home run, scored a 7-0 victory with Socrates and Kim Tae-goon’s 1 RBI and timely hit.안전놀이터
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk expressed his gratitude for Na Seong-beom’s performance after the game, saying, “In a situation where additional points were needed, Na Seong-beom’s two home runs decided the game.”
Na Seong-beom, who we met after the game, looked back at the home run against opponent starter Ko Young-pyo. “Ko Young-pyo is a player I’ve played a lot since the NC Dinos days. Just then, the changeup I was aiming for came in. The ball came low, but it seems like a good hit came out as I expected it to fall and drew a trajectory.”
Na Seong-beom was silent with no hits in 5 at-bats the day before (7th against Suwon kt), but succeeded in reversing the atmosphere in one day. He energized the offense by going 3-for-5 (2 homers) with 3 RBI and 3 runs scored. When asked by reporters, “Can today’s game (8th) be an opportunity to increase the batting pace,” he said that he would do his best every day rather than feeling hit.
Na Seong-beom said, “I didn’t hit yesterday (7th), but I hit this well today. To be honest, I don’t know what baseball will be like. (9th) I will also show a good image.
Na Seong-beom started the season late due to a left calf injury at the beginning of the season. I couldn’t see him until 2 months after the opening. The team has gone through ups and downs in the meantime. To make matters worse, even Kim Do-young, a rookie who provided variety to the offense, vacated due to a fracture in the left little toe, leaving a gap in the batting line.
Na Seong-beom, who joined the first team at the end of last month, played in 11 games after returning and is contributing to the batting line with a batting average of 0.350 (17 hits in 49 bats), 5 homers and 10 RBIs. The team also has Na Seong-beom, the main gun, and is building a more structured batting line.
Regarding this, Na Seong-beom said, “It is true that I have to (solve) as a center hitter, but I don’t know if I can do well in every game. If I had hit a sacrifice fly yesterday, it would have been easier to go to the game, but I struck out. , (Moment by moment) I think it’s my job to do my best,” he said, revealing the point to move forward.