Alcantara appearance = victory… ‘Formal’ Doosan, so thank you for being the first starter
“Raul Alcantara (31, Doosan Bears), the first starter, showed pitching that could give the players and coaches the confidence that they would win unconditionally on the day of the pitch.”
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop spared no praise for ace Alcantara ahead of the kt Wiz match in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Suwon kt Wiz Park on the 21st.
Alcantara showed off the best pitch of the season the day before (against Suwon kt on the 20th). He mixed the four-seam fastball (43 pitches), slider (26 pitches), forkball (22 pitches), and curveball (4 pitches), which reached a maximum speed of 154 km per hour, to cook the opponent’s batting line.
After one out in the bottom of the 8th inning, it was a perfect pitch to continue pitching no hits until Lee Ho-yeon got a heavy hit, and the final score was 8 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and no runs. He took his fifth win of the season, paving the way to a 6-0 victory.
Beyond the team, Alcantara has established itself as one of the strongest pitchers in the KBO League. After playing 9 games this season, he has an average ERA of 1.29 with 56 innings, 5 wins, 2 losses, and 61 strikeouts. As the first starter and ace, he is continuing his pitching that counts.
Regarding Alcantara, coach Lee said, “He threw 8 innings, so he played more than that as a starter. When the team was in trouble, he made 7 quality starts (6 starting innings, 3 earned runs or less).” I am confident that I will win unconditionally. I think I am doing everything I can as a first starter because I show that kind of pitching to the players and coaching staff. Alcantara is the first thing when the team is having a hard time because there are not many pitches and it is difficult to digest many innings. I think I’ll remember it,” he raised his thumb.
In fact, Doosan won seven times out of nine games in which Alcantara appeared. Matchup Dan Strayley (Lotte Giants) – Sean Anderson (KIA Tigers) – Kim Yun-sik (LG Twins) – Kim Min-woo (Hanwha Eagles) – David Buchanan (Samsung Lions) – Jang Min-jae (Hanwha) – Stray Lee (Lotte) – Yang Hyun-jong (KIA )-exclusiveness (kt wiz), etc., there were many cases where the opponent ace or foreign pitcher faced off. Alcantara’s strong pitching, which allowed them to continue fighting on an equal footing without collapsing even in a tough selection match, was a great help to the team.메이저사이트
‘When Alcantara pitches, Doosan wins’ is the formula emphasized by coach Lee. The team is just grateful for the good pitching of the first starter, which is of great help.