“Barnes showed great pitching. I’m happy to finish the week with a winning series.”
It is a continuous winning series that has been so eagerly desired. Could it be a turning point for the Lotte Giants’ great counterattack in August?
The Lotte Giants won 6-1 in the third 꽁머니사이트 game of the weekend series against the KIA Tigers held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 13th, and achieved two consecutive winning series following three consecutive matches against the Kiwoom Heroes during the week.
Starter Barnes pitched quality start plus (QS+, 7 or more starting innings, 3 earned or less) with 1 run in 7 innings, and Noh Jin-hyeok, who was sluggish, sang a song of resurrection with 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Jeon Jun-woo’s continued performance and Jung Bo-geun’s sharp sense of hitting also stood out. The back door between Koo Seung-min and Kim Won-joong was literally an iron wall.
Lotte Giants coach Larry Sutton praised Barnes, saying, “Barnes showed a no-hitter game until the middle. He dominated the game with QS+ pitching and excellent control.”
He added, “Koo Seung-min and Kim Won-joong, who came out after two days off, finished the game with a victory with powerful pitching.”
Director Sutton expressed his hopes for fall baseball, saying, “I am happy to finish the week with a winning series, and I will continue the good flow next week.”