|Lotte Giants Charlie Barnes competes against SSG Landers at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 28th. yunhap news|
The Lotte Giants defeated SSG Landers with the lead of first starter Charlie Barnes and tied the series record with 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Lotte defeated Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League SSG 4-1 on the 28th at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan.
Most of all, Barnes’s strong fighting shone. Barnes, who has shown his powerful skills all season, showed his skills without regret on this day as well.
Barnes, who struck out leading hitter Choi Ji-hoon from the first inning, played the game without any crisis. By the fifth inning, he pitched only 56 pitches.
Meanwhile, the Lotte batters gave strength. After leading hitter Ji-wan Ji-wan walked on base at the end of the 3rd inning, Lotte sprinted five consecutive hits, including Se-jin Jo and Hak-ju Lee, and Hoon Jeong, Peters, and Dong-hee Han, to score four points at once.
Barnes hit a double by lead hitter Oh Tae-gon in the beginning of the 6th inning and then treated Choi Ji-hoon and Kim Seong-hyeon as bats, but he was hit by Kim Kang-min and allowed the only run on the day.
Barnes pitched his record 11 strikeouts through the eighth inning and won five of the season. Choi Jun-yong, who appeared in the ninth inning, finished the game with two strikeouts and recorded eight saves for the season.