“The win was even more meaningful because so many fans came out to support us during the holidays”
The Lotte Giants won their 12th home game of the season against the Hanwha Eagles of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League 3-0 at Sajik Stadium in Busan on April 28. With the win, Lotte closed the gap on the Kia Tigers and SSG Landers, who are battling for the mid-table spot.
Starting left-hander Charlie Barnes became the first Lotte pitcher to reach the 10-win plateau. Barnes pitched a quality start (6 innings, 3 earned runs or less) with 100 pitches, 4 hits, 2 walks, and 9 strikeouts in 6 innings. With the win, Barnes reached double-digit wins for the second straight year, following last year’s 14 wins.
Acting head coach Jong-woon Lee said, “Barnes pitched well today and we were able to get the win. I’d like to congratulate him on reaching 10 wins, and I’d also like to congratulate Sung-bin Son, who pitched a complete game shutout behind the scenes. He’s showing growth as he goes out, so I’m looking forward to the future.” He praised Barnes’ performance and gave him a thumbs-up, saying, “Sim Jae-min, who came out in a crisis, did a good job of stopping the flow, and Choi Joon-yong and Kim Won-joong, who followed, also finished the game well.”
In the batting lineup, the new and old harmony was perfect. On the day, Jeon Jun-woo went 2-for-4 with one home run, two RBIs, and one run scored, including his 15th home run of the season, his fifth against the former club, while Son Sung-bin, the first-round pick of the 2021 rookie draft, went 1-for-4 with one home run, one RBI, and one run scored in his debut.토토사이트
Acting manager Lee Jong-woon went on to say, “At the plate, Jeon Jun-woo hit an off-balance home run to bring in the atmosphere. In a situation where we needed an extra run, Son Sung-bin made a great swing to score the extra run, which gave us the victory.” “It was an even more meaningful victory and a great start to the holiday season because many fans came to the stadium during the holiday season. We will not give up in the remaining games and fight for our fans until the end.”