‘Barnes’ will to win,’ Jeong Jung-geun’s home run helps Lotte snap 4-game losing streak…
The Lotte Giants snapped a four-game losing streak by shutting down the KBO’s best pitcher, Pedi.
Lotte won the second game of the midweek series against the NC Dinos 6-3 at Sajik Stadium in Busan on April 2. The win snapped a four-game losing streak that began against the KIA Tigers on March 28.
The win was especially impressive because it came against the league’s best pitcher, Eric Peddy. On the day, Peddie was hammered by Lotte’s bats and was pulled after giving up five runs on nine hits in four innings. Both were career highs. In the fourth inning, when the score was 2-3, Jung’s two-run shot proved to be the game-winner.
Lotte starter Charlie Barnes, on the other hand, pitched six innings in a tough situation and recorded his 109th quality start (six or more innings pitched and three or fewer earned runs allowed). It was a hard-fought victory.
After the game, LOTTE head coach Larry Sutton said, “Barnes pitched a quality start and had a lot of pitches before the sixth inning, but I trusted him because he wanted to go one more inning. The bullpen also pitched with everything they had,” he said.
“Offensively, we did a good job of staying focused and applying pressure early on against one of the best pitchers in the league,” he said. “In particular, Jung-In-geun not only played great defense, but also hit a crucial home run offensively to swing the momentum in our favor. It was a great team effort in a difficult situation.”
Barnes, who picked up his eighth win of the season, said, “I’ve been working a lot between starts to reduce my ups and downs. “It wasn’t easy today, but the bullpen did a great job and we were able to get the win,” Barnes said. “I want to be ready for my next start and be the guy the team needs to win. 바카라사이트