Lotte Giants foreign ace Charlie Barnes made an impressive pitch. However, the season 5 win challenge failed.
Lotte Giants Barnes started against the Doosan Bears at Munsu Baseball Stadium in Ulsan on the 1st.
He was in a position to break his cycle, which was repeating sluggishness and strong pitching of ‘Pongdang Pongdang’ while continuing the thrilling end-game atmosphere of the previous day’s 10th overtime.
Prior to the game, Barnes was 4-4 with an ERA of 4.35 in 13 games and 68⅓ innings. Excluding the terrible slump in April (7.58 ERA in 4 games), it has found a lot of stability since May.
The problem is that one out of every two games is sluggish. When he throws well, he shows monster pitches, such as against Doosan on May 10 (6⅔ innings scoreless) and against SSG Landers on June 18 (7 scoreless innings). On the other hand, it collapses greatly like the match against Hanwha on June 13 (3 runs in 3⅓ innings) against LG on the 24th (4 runs in 2⅓ innings).
Coach Larry Sutton ordered, “I hope you throw 5-6 innings strongly.” It fit perfectly here. Until the 7th inning, he gave up 5 hits, 1 run, and 11 strikeouts without a walk, dominating the Doosan lineup. He managed the pitches well with 95 pitches in 7 innings.
After two outs in the first inning, Yang Seok-hwan’s hit and Yang Eui-ji’s double gave them the first run. Was it the catalyst that made Barnes, the winner of the match? Starting with Kim Jae-hwan in the first inning, Barnes struck out Kang Seung-ho and Lohas Kim Dae-han in the second inning. He struck out Yang Seok-hwan Kim Jae-hwan and Kang Seung-ho only in the 3rd inning and allowing Yang Eui-ji a single hit in the 4th inning. LOHAS in the 5th, Su-bin Yang and Eui-ji in the 6th, and Dae-han Kim in the 7th became victims of strikeouts.
In particular, at the beginning of the 7th inning, Yoon Dong-hee’s super catch helped. Rojas hit a ball deep in the middle right at 1st out and 1st base, but Yoon Dong-hee made a diving catch to the back and saved it. Barnes applauded and thanked them.안전놀이터
The problem was the batter. The Lotte batting line, which had been tied up with 7 scoreless innings the previous day by Doosan Brandon and finally got the winning run at the end of the 10th inning, was silent again on this day.
Against Doosan starter Kwak Bin, he did not get a hit until the 4th inning. In the 2nd inning, Rex walked, and in the 4th, An Chi-hong got on base with a hit ball, but it had nothing to do with the score. It became difficult to look at Rex’s face as he failed to score a single point in the 5th inning with 1 out, 1st and 2nd bases, and the 6th inning without a run. In the end, the three-game winning streak ended in an empty hit of only one point in two games in a row.