Lotte Giants foreign pitcher Charlie Barnes showed good pitching condition in the first game. He seemed satisfied with himself.
On the 2nd at 1:00 pm, Lotte won a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over Hanwha in a practice match held at Kushigawa Stadium in Okinawa, Japan.
Barnes started and pitched well with 1 hit, 3 strikeouts, 1 walk and no runs in 2 innings. Barnes threw 30 pitches in all, and his fastball top speed was 144 km.
In the first inning, Lee Won-seok, the first batter, was grounded and then Jeong Eun-won gave a hit. The only hit of the day. Barnes, who caught Roh Si-hwan with a floating ball in the outfield, ended the first inning by turning Chae Eun-seong into a looking strikeout.
In the second inning, O’Grady struck out on a swing and Lee Jin-young also struck out. Then, Kim In-hwan allowed a walk, but Choi Jae-hoon caught a ground ball and finished the second innings without a run.
After the game, Barnes expressed his feelings after the first actual game, saying, “My attempt to catch a strike led to the result.”안전놀이터
Barnes then promised, “I am in good shape and I want to show a better image in the future.” Barnes recorded 12 wins, 12 losses and an average ERA of 3.62 in 31 games wearing a Lotte uniform last year.
It remains to be seen if he can maintain good condition during the rest of the camp and participate in the KBO exhibition game and the 2023 season.