The Lotte Giants got a pleasant harvest rather than escaping a losing streak. It was the foreign pitchers in crisis fighting together.
Lotte won 3-0 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against Doosan Bears held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 10th. With this, Lotte escaped the 2nd consecutive loss that followed after 9 consecutive wins 카지노사이트.
In the match the day before, Lotte lost 2-5. However, there was income, so foreign pitcher Dan Straley (35), who was designated as the ace before the season, made the best pitching of the season. Strayley, who came to the mound 13 days after the resignation against Hanwha on the 26th of last month, recorded 6 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6 innings that day.
Strayley’s quality start on this day (6 or more starting innings, 3 earned runs or less) was the first record excluding Na Gyun-an (4 innings) while Lotte played 25 games until the 9th. Not only did he throw well, but his condition was revived to the extent that his fastball’s highest speed reached 148 km/h.
Before the game on the 10th, Lotte coach Larry Sutton (53) also praised him, saying, “It was nice to see the results of the process (Straley) worked hard.” At the same time, manager Sutton said, “If Strayley continues to pitch in a stronger form, the starting rotation will become stronger, so I am looking forward to that part as well.”
And on this day, another ‘man in crisis’, Charlie Barnes (28), appeared as a starting pitcher for Lotte. Prior to the game, Barnes had an average ERA of 7.58 with 1 win and 1 loss in 4 games of the season. Compared to Strayley, who has not yet won a game, he did pick up one start, but his earned run average was higher (Strayly 5.20).
Coach Sutton said before the game, “(Barnes) is a very hard-working player, and he is working hard to find the form he wants.” He continued, “I expect Barnes to show a strong performance whether it’s the 4th or 5th inning.” there was.
But on this day, Barnes perfectly achieved the inning-eating. After ending the first inning with a tripartite offense, he faced a crisis on first and second base safely with Yang Eui-ji’s walk and Yang Seok-hwan’s hit in the beginning of the second inning. However, he overcame the hump without conceding a run by handling all three batters in the follow-up.
After that, Barnes continued pitching without a major crisis. He did not allow a base hit until the 6th inning, except for an infield hit by lead batter Kim Jae-hwan in the 4th inning. In the meantime, the Lotte batting line started to support the score by raising 3 points, including An Chi-hong’s solo shot in the 4th inning.
In the 7th inning, Barnes, who came up to the mound, allowed Yang Seok-hwan to walk after a run, but caught Heo Kyung-min with a straight hit to third base. Here, Lotte changed the mound, and Barnes finished pitching with 6⅓ innings, 2 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts and no runs. With the game ending in a 3-0 Lotte victory, Barnes won his second win of the season. This was the first time Lotte had two consecutive quality starts this season. Barnes’ good fight was meaningful.