Jason Martin finally caught on.
NC’s foreign hitter Martin had difficulty adapting to the KBO. He had a batting average of .222 with 2 hits, 1 home run, 2 RBIs and 3 runs in 4 games after opening. After that, to make matters worse, on the 6th of last month, he was canceled from the first team entry due to a microscopic injury to the internal oblique muscle.
He is a player with long hitting power who drew 32 arches on the Triple A team under the Los Angeles Dodgers last year. As he is a player with experience in the major leagues, he believed that he would be a source of strength for the NC lineup, but he could not laugh as sluggishness and injuries came.
Even in the Futures League, which he had before returning to the first team, in fact, he did not perform very well. 1 hit in 5 at-bats, but that 1 hit was a home run. When it comes to the first team, what NC expects the most is a long hit and a home run.
Martin was called up against the Changwon LG Twins on the 4th. However, as the game was continuously postponed due to the cancellation of rain, they had a comeback match against Suwon KT Wiz on the 9th. In his return, he had a decent first-team comeback, going 1-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 run and 3 walks.
Later, in the game against Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes on the 13th, he even pulled out a long-awaited home run, giving NC fans joy. It was a home run that came a month after the Daegu Samsung Lions match on April 2, which was the opening two consecutive games.
NC coach Kang In-kwon, who we met ahead of the Gocheok Kiwoom Heroes match on the 14th, said, “I seem to be adapting the more I play. For now, I’m sure it will get better.” Prior to the match, he had a batting average of .222, 6 hits (2 home runs), 6 RBIs, and 5 runs, but coach Kang In-kwon trusted Martin.
Director Kang In-kwon was right. Martin was gradually adjusting to the KBO League. On this day, he started as the fourth hitter and center fielder. In his first at-bat of the first inning, he was retired on a grounder to second base. The second at-bat in the 3rd inning also left a disappointment with a strikeout on a swing.
However, it was real from the third at-bat. In the 5th inning, he attacked opponent starter Ariel Furado’s 138km cutter first pitch and made a right-handed hit. In the 7th inning, he pulled out a cool double. I tried to speed up my home when Kwon Hee-dong hit, but failed to score. 토스카지노
NC, which added to Martin’s performance, defeated Kiwoom and escaped a sweep with a losing streak.
Today’s game is meaningful for Martin. This is because he made his first multi-hit match after coming to Korea. Martin went 2-for-4 that day. He improved his batting average from .222 to .258.
If Martin gradually revives, the NC lineup will gain more strength. Along with Son Ah-seop, Park Min-woo, Park Gun-woo, Kwon Hee-dong, and Park Se-hyuk, Martin’s top lineup is not inferior to any other team. In addition, Kim Joo-won and Oh Young-soo in the lower lineup are players with a good knowledge of batting.