‘44G, 13 home runs’, ‘Na Seong-beom’ is at the center of KIA’s explosive batting lineup

KIA outfielder Na Seong-beom (34)’s bat is on fire.

Na Seong-beom started as the third hitter and right fielder in the away game against SSG held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 1st, and hit hard with 3 hits in 4 at-bats (1 home run), 1 walk, 5 RBIs, and 1 run.토토사이트

Na Seong-beom’s first hit came in the second at-bat in the top of the third inning. With a 1-0 lead, 2 outs, and runners on second base, he connected SSG starter Roenis Elias’ 8th pitch, a fast ball of 149 km/h, with a timely hit to the left, giving the team a runaway score.

In the top of the 7th inning, with no outs on second base, Na Seong-beom connected with opposing reliever Lee Geon-wook’s 6th pitch cutter to the right field and called Kim Do-young, who was on second base, home, creating a ‘multi-hit’.

The highlight was the last at-bat. In the top of the 9th inning, ahead 6-2, with no outs and runners on first and second base, he hit SSG high school rookie Song Young-jin’s slow curve at 116 km/h and went over the right-center field fence. Season No. 13.

KIA outfielder Na Seong-beom returns to the dugout and receives congratulations from his teammates after hitting a home run against Gwangju NC on the 31st of last month. Provided by KIA

Na Seong-beom, who hit a solo shot against Gwangju NC the previous day, hit a home run in two consecutive games. On this day, KIA defeated SSG 10-2 thanks to the firepower of the batting line that hit 14 hits, including Na Seong-beom, who played well with 3 hits, including a home run, and starter Yang Hyun-jong’s 7 innings of scoreless pitching.

KIA’s batting lineup showed tremendous explosive power in the second half of the season, leading the team to 6 consecutive wins. In the second half of 30 games, KIA’s team batting average was 0.303, making it the only team among all clubs to have a batting average above .300. OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) is also 0.812, and KIA is the only club maintaining an OPS above 80%.

Na Seong-beom’s presence is especially significant in the KIA batting lineup, which is on an overall upward trend. Na Seong-beom played in 44 games this season and posted a batting average of 0.349, OPS 1.056, 13 home runs, and 42 RBIs. Even though he started the season more than two months later than others due to a calf injury, he has already hit double-digit home runs.

KIA outfielder Na Seong-beom is happy after hitting a three-run gun in the top of the 9th inning against Incheon SSG on the 1st. Provided by KIA

KIA outfielder Na Seong-beom is receiving congratulations from his teammates after hitting a 3-run home run in the top of the 9th inning against Incheon SSG on the 1st. Provided by KIA

It’s surprising that he hit double-digit home runs in less than 50 games. Among the 20 batters with more than 10 home runs in the league as of the 1st, NC Jason Martin (14 home runs), who played the fewest games after Na Seong-beom, also appeared in 84 games.

After the game, Na Seong-beom said, “As the team’s main hitter, I focused on producing RBIs when I had the chance to score, which led to good results,” adding, “It’s not that I did a good job, but the table setters (Park Chan-ho and Kim Do-young) created a lot of opportunities.” .

He continued, “I’m glad that I’ve been maintaining a good batting feel lately,” and expressed his determination, “I’ll do my best in every game so that I can maintain the current good atmosphere for a long time.”

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