“Because Dad threw it”… Alcantara laughed at the support of the family
- on May 22, 2023
Behind Ace’s hot fight was the support of his family.
Professional baseball Doosan right-hander starting pitcher Raul Alcantara (31) is making a big success. He boasted a 1.29 earned run average with 5 wins and 2 losses in 56 innings in 9 games. 1st in ERA, 1st in batting average (0.186), 2nd in on-base percentage per inning (0.93 WHIP), tied for 2nd in quality starts (7 runs, 3 earned runs or less in 6 or more innings), 3rd in strikeouts (61) , tied for third in wins and innings.
On the 20th, the previous pitch, he played the best pitch of the season against KT in Suwon. He took the lead in a 6-0 win with 95 total pitches, 8 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and no runs. In particular, he continued with no hits and no runs until the 8th inning with 1 out. Afterwards, Lee Ho-yeon hit and broke the record, but finished the inning without shaking. He broke the team’s two-game losing streak.
Alcantara said, “When the kids saw the team losing two games in a row on TV, they said, ‘Now that Dad throws it, we have to win.’ He smiled broadly, saying, “I’m glad it worked out as he said.” Thanks to the support of his sons, Roman (6) and Viktor (4), he showed a hot fight. He said, “I play with the mindset of ‘winner’ in every game. He thinks to throw aggressively,” he said. Thank you,” he added.
Head coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “Alcantara plays more than just a starter role. He goes on the mound whenever the team situation is difficult and does everything he can,” he said. He is saving the bullpen by digesting long innings,” he praised.
Doosan consumed a lot of pitching in the middle due to early steeling of the starting pitcher in three consecutive games last week. On the 17th, substitute starter Lee Won-jae of the Kiwoom Division gave up 3 runs in 1 inning, on the 18th Kiwoom Division Kim Dong-ju gave up 3 runs in 3⅓ innings, and on the 19th, KT Jeon Seung-yong Choi gave up 6 runs in 4⅓ innings (3 earned runs). Alcantara said, “I was aware of the burden of the bullpen. My goal is to stay on the mound for as long as possible in every game. Fortunately, it went well,” he said.메이저놀이터
After making his debut at KT in 2019, Alcantara roared at Doosan in 2020 with 20 wins, 2 losses and an average ERA of 2.54. Afterwards, he played for the Hanshin Tigers of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) until last year, but suffered a failure. He returned to Doosan again this year. Coach Lee said, “I believed he would do as well as the 2020 season. He has good skills and judged that he has grown more.”