I lost 4-5kg, I need to gain weight”…KIM DO YOUNG needs “strength” for a long hit

I lost about 4 to 5 kilograms of weight, and I definitely feel that my body’s speed has slowed down when I swing at the plate.”

Kim Do-young started as the second batter and third baseman in the second game of the three consecutive games during the week against the NC Dinos in the “2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League” held at Changwon NC Park on the 29th. He led his team to a 6-3 victory by making three hits (one homer) in three times at bat (three RBIs, one run and one walk).토토사이트

Kim displayed impressive presence from the first batter’s box. With one out in the top of the first inning, Kim hit a slider from Kyle Hart, the starting pitcher, to hit a critical hit. With his team leading 2-0 with runners on the first and second bases with two outs in the top of the second inning, he hit Hart’s changeup to make a timely RBI single that ran away 3-0.

Kim Do-young hit a sacrifice fly to right field to make it 4-3 in the top of the fifth inning with one out and third base, when a 3-3 tight game continued. After one out in the top of the seventh inning when KIA was leading 5-3, Kim Jae-yeol’s four-seam fastball was hit to seal the victory 6-3 with a 110-meter solo shot (the 12th of the season) that went over the right fence. With this home run, he tasted it in 17 games after the match against the Hanwha Eagles in Gwangju on the 4th.

KIA manager Lee Bum-ho praised Kim Do-young after the game, saying, “In the attack, Kim Do-young did a great job with three RBIs, including a finishing RBI, 100% on base.”

“Today’s homer was a meaningful one for me. With this homer, I think I can display a better batting performance,” Kim Do-young, one of the leading players in the team, said after the game. “The timing of my fastball has been slow these days, and I felt like I couldn’t get my hands on it, but I think I thought to myself, ‘Let’s not be late for the fastball’ at the batter’s box.”

Kim is having a hard time regaining his condition in the aftermath of enteritis. He needs strength to perform, but he has lost 4 to 5 kilograms and is having a hard time. “My immunity has declined a lot since I had enteritis. My body is not normal right now. I lost about 4 to 5 kilograms of weight, and I definitely feel that my body’s speed has slowed down while swinging at bat. That’s why I don’t think I’m responding to my fastball. I’m eating a lot to gain weight quickly,” Kim said. “I’m worried that I’ll lose more weight in summer.”

In pain, Kim’s specialty “long hit” disappeared. Last month, Kim drew attention by recording “10 (home runs) -10 (stealing)” per month for the first time in the 42-year history of the KBO league. The performance remained in the league forever, but there were only two home runs in May including this game. For this reason, Kim said, “I feel that my body speed has slowed down. I think that’s why my bat speed has slowed down.”

Kim Do-young, who took his first step in the KBO league in the 2022 season, had a rough time as he was hampered by various injuries. He aims to play full-time this year and has started the season vigorously. So far, he has never missed the first team entry. “Players who play full-time have felt amazing. I felt for a moment that I had to eat well,” Kim replied.

Lastly, Kim Do-young said, “I have endured the month well, so I will think about how I look in April in June. I think I will try to get that kind of performance by looking at myself more when I was good. I will not be able to show my appearance in April, but I think I need to bring out my good things, such as my active batting performance. I think I need to prepare by looking at the journal that I kept at that time.”

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