Sumter Today: After first batter, Barnes has strong MLB debut for Twins in 1-0 loss to Tigers


Five pitches into his MLB career, Charlie Barnes gave up a home run, but the next 63 pitches that followed were much, much better.
The former standout left-handed pitcher for Sumter High School made his MLB debut on Saturday with the Minnesota Twins and allowed just one run in nearly 5 innings.
Unfortunately for Barnes, the Twins couldn’t get on the scoreboard, so he took the loss in the 1-0 win by the Detroit Tigers in the 7-inning Game 1 of a doubleheader.
The 25-year-old was called up from Triple A St. Paul to start the Twins’ first game after the All-Star break on Friday.
Then he had to wait a day when raised postponed both games.
Barnes was a fourth-round selection by the Twins out of Clemson in the 2017 MLB draft.