The season 2 game between the Lotte Giants and SSG Landers was canceled due to rain, but as previously announced, Charlie Barnes and Moon Seung-won will play on the 6th.
Lotte and SSG were scheduled to face off in the first leg of the season between the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League teams at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 5th. However, the game was not held due to the influence of rain that had been falling nonstop since the previous day (4th).
On this day in Incheon, the rain started to thin from 3:00 PM. 스포츠토토And the SSG players came out to the ground and started warming up by playing catch, and the club officials also started preparing for the game in earnest by wiping tables and chairs for the spectators to use. However, from 3:30, it started to rain, although it was thin, and eventually the KBO decided to cancel the game.
Lotte and SSG decided not to change the starting pitcher. As previously announced, Lotte will have Charlie Barnes on the mound. Barnes is one of Lotte’s “ace” pitchers, pitched in 31 games last year, went 12-12 with an average ERA of 3.62, and succeeded in renewing the contract after the 2022 season.
Barnes was sluggish with an ERA of 7.36 and 1 loss in 3 exhibition games, and had been delaying his mound to have various adjustments prior to the opening game, and was scheduled to play on the 5th. However, as the game was canceled, he was put on the mound on the 6th against SSG. Barnes is recording an average ERA of 2.20 with 1 win and 1 loss in his career against SSG.
SSG also features Moon Seung-won. Moon Seung-won, who had an elbow surgery in 2021 and had a hiatus, played the season last year as a bullpen pitcher, not a starter. Moon Seung-won appeared in 23 games and recorded an average ERA of 5.11 with 1 win, 1 loss, 3 holds, 3 saves, and this year, he will prepare for the season as a starting pitcher again.
Moon Seung-won’s performance in the exhibition match was very good. Moon Seung-won started in two games this year and played an active role with an average ERA of 1.00. On the 16th of last month, he had 4 innings against Lotte, 2 hits, 2 hits, 2 strikeouts and no runs, and on the 24th, against the KIA Tigers, he had a reverse fight with 5 innings and 1 run (1 earned run).
Meanwhile, Lotte, which had plenty of entries, called Barnes to the first team on the 5th. And SSG lowered catcher Cho Hyeong-woo and brought up Moon Seung-won.