Former Triple-A home run king Jason Martin of the NC Dinos fired up the cannon for the first time in August.
Martin batted fourth and started in center field in the 13th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on August 11.
Martin, who was 1-for-3 with one run, one RBI and one run scored before entering his fourth at-bat in the seventh inning, hit a cool home run in his fourth at-bat. With the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning, he drove two 147-kilometer fastballs from KT’s third pitcher Kim Young-hyun straight to center field. The distance was 120 meters.
It was Martin’s first home run in August and his 11th of the season after not hitting a home run since last month’s game against the KIA Tigers.
Martin has been up and down, and has struggled with a side injury, but he is now fully recovered. After hitting .304 in June, he exploded to .359 in July.안전놀이터
He was batting .294 with 77 hits, 10 home runs, 51 RBIs and 36 runs scored in 70 games before this game. He is also on pace to reach triple digits for the first time in his KBO career.
Meanwhile, NC has taken a 6-1 lead after Martin’s home run and a strong pitching performance from Shin Min-hyuk. The bottom of the seventh inning is underway.