Lotte Giants Charlie Barnes’ first chance of winning the season was washed away by the spring rain.
The 2023 KBO League season 2 game between Lotte and SSG, which started at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 6th, was declared a no game.
Lotte faced Ahn Kwon-soo (center fielder) Ahn Chi-hong (2nd baseman) 메이저놀이터Rex (right fielder) Jeon Jun-woo (designated hitter) Ko Seung-min (1st baseman) Han Dong-hee (3rd baseman) Noh Jin-hyeok (shortstop) Yu Kang-nam (catcher) Hwang Seong-bin (left fielder).
From the first inning, Ahn Kwon-soo took the lead with his performance. In the top of the first inning, Ahn Kwon-soo hit a double in the middle right. When Ahn Chi-hong’s center fielder’s fly ball, Ahn Kwon-soo went to third base, and when Rex retreated with a ground ball in front of the second baseman, it passed through the home.
At the end of the first inning, Lotte starter Barnes gave a hit ball to lead batter Choo Shin-soo, but Oh Tae-gon was treated as a fly ball to center fielder, Heredia was a fly ball to second baseman, and Choi Jeong was struck out, passing the inning without conceding a run.
In the second inning, he showed good pitching condition by striking out first batter Kang-Min Kim, Joo-Hwan Choi in left field, and Seong-Han Park in strikeout. It rained, but there was no shaking.
Barnes went 12-12 with a 3.62 ERA in 31 games last year. In this year’s demonstration game, he pitched three times and was not good with one loss and an average ERA of 7.36 without a win.
However, it was okay with 1 win and 1 loss and an average ERA of 2.20 in 2 games against SSG last year. There was the first appearance of the season and the first point, and we could expect the first victory, but as it became a no game in the rain at the end of the 3rd inning, we promised the next appearance.
Barnes threw a total of 36 pitches that day and recorded a maximum of 146 km with a fastball. He checked his curveball, slider and changeup.
Meanwhile, Lotte’s starting pitcher on the 7th is Han Hyun-hee. Lotte prepares for the home opener at Sajik Stadium in Busan. The opponent for the weekend three-game series is KT Wiz.