Will Barnes, who has been transformed into ‘second half ERA 1st’, lead Lotte to return to 50% odds?

The Lotte Giants will challenge to return to the 50% odds with the revived ‘left-handed lion’ Charlie Barnes (28).스포츠토토

Barnes, who succeeded in renewing the contract with a record of 12-12 and an average ERA of 3.62 last year, the first season of the KBO League, had a difficult time in the first half of this season. Barnes, who suffered extreme sluggishness with 1 win and 1 loss with an ERA of 7.58 in 4 games in April, seemed to be successful in reviving with 2 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 1.82 in 4 games in May, but after that, he repeated good pitching and sluggishness to protect the Lotte club and fans. It made me sick.

On July 13, the last appearance of the first half, against the NC Dinos, Barnes, who showed the worst pitching with 6 runs in 1⅓ innings, was plagued by rumors of replacement along with Dan Strayley, who was also sluggish. In the end, Lotte replaced Strayley with Aaron Wilkerson, and Barnes is showing that the club’s choice was the right decision.

Barnes, who was sluggish with 5 wins and 6 losses and a 4.57 ERA in 16 appearances in the first half, made a comeback with 4 wins and 4 undefeated ERA of 1.15 in the second half. Looking at only the second half, it is the league’s ERA leader, beating KT Wiz’s quality starting machine Koh Young-pyo (1.55). Barnes is also continuing his streak of 15 consecutive innings, including the Kiwoom Heroes match on the 8th (5⅔ innings scoreless) and the KIA Tigers match on the 13th (7 innings, 1 run, 0 earned run).

As Wilkerson and Barnes established themselves with a one-two punch, Lotte is also on the rise. Lotte, which has gained momentum with 8 wins and 2 losses in the last 10 games, conquered the heights of 50 wins (51 losses, 0.495 win rate) in the season, recovering the win-loss margin, which once fell to -7, to -1.

Lotte, who decorated SSG Landers at home with a pleasant sweep of 3 consecutive matches during the week, meets Kiwoom Heroes again in 8 days and challenges 4 consecutive winning series. Lotte: Yoon Dong-hee (right fielder) – Kim Min-seok (center fielder) – Yoo Kang-nam (designated hitter) – Jeon Jun-woo (left fielder) – Ahn Chi-hong (1st baseman) – Noh Jin-hyeok (shortstop) – Jeong Bo-geun (catcher) – Park Seung-wook (2nd baseman) – Lee Hak-joo (3rd baseman) and Barnes as the starting pitcher.

On the other hand, Kiwoom, who is trying to escape from the second consecutive loss, is Lee Yong-kyu (left fielder) – Kim Hye-seong (2nd baseman) – Dawson (designated hitter) – Kim Hwi-jip (shortstop) – Song Seong-moon (3rd baseman) – Joo Seong-won (right fielder) – Lee Joo-hyeong (center fielder) – Jeon Byung-woo (1st baseman) )-Kim Si-ang (catcher) formed the batting order. The starting pitcher will be Ian McKinney (1-6, 5.98 ERA).

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