Could this be the game that sparks a rebound?

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Could this be the game that sparks a rebound for Lotte Giants catcher Yoo Kang-nam?

Lotte won 6-1 against the Hanwha Eagles in the regular season finale of the 2024 Shinhan SOL Bank KBO League at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Monday.

With the win, Lotte extended its winning streak to four games and improved to 12-22-1 on the season. Hanwha, on the other hand, dropped its second straight game to fall to 14-22. The ninth-place Hanwha and 10th-place Lotte are now one game back.

Charlie Barnes’ complete game shutout was a key factor in the win, as was the offense’s fifth inning rally to shut down 17 billion ace Ryu Hyun-jin.

Barnes allowed one run on three hits and four walks in 7 1/3 innings with 13 strikeouts. 토토사이트 He was at his best when he was in sync with catcher Yoo Kang-nam. Barnes’ 13 strikeouts set a new Lotte record for most strikeouts in a single game by a foreign player.

He shared this record with Yoo Kang-nam.

At the plate, Yoo Kang-nam batted sixth and went 1-for-3 with a walk, including a leadoff single to right off Ryu Hyun-jin in the second inning.

Entering his second year after signing a four-year, 8 billion won free agent contract last year, Yoo has fallen into a severe slump this year. He has been in a deep slump, including one trip to the second team. After being dropped from the first team roster on April 15, he was added to the first team on April 30, but struggled to report hits. On April 3, he went 1-for-4 against Daegu Samsung Electronics. He was left out of the starting lineup for the fourth game, but wore the starting catcher’s mask again today.

Both in the field and at the plate, Yoo put on a performance that made him smile. After the game, Yoo said, “The plan with Barnes today was to utilize the slider well against lefties and righties. I could see that he was struggling with the slider against right-handed batters. Against lefties, 파워볼사이트 I like the angle of the slider, and the reason the slider worked so well today was because my fastball was strong and good,” Yoo explained.

“The whole team has been working together lately and it’s been going well. I will try harder to contribute to the team,” he said, vowing to rebound in the future.

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