‘Eight innings, 10 Ks’ Alcantara “ready to take the pressure off the bullpen–I wasn’t worried about the ninth inning”

Doosan starting pitcher Rau Alcantara did exactly what the team needed. He pitched long innings in a bullpen-depleted situation, and he also pitched a no-hitter. He fulfilled his ace duties 100%.

Alcantara picked up his seventh win of the season on August 8 against Jamsil Hanwha, throwing 107 pitches for eight innings of two-hit ball with 10 strikeouts and zero walks. His ERA dropped from 1.98 to 1.77.

Considering the last two games were pitched by bullpen arms, he needed to go as long as possible. With that in mind, he came in for the eighth inning and dominated the Hanwha batters despite facing a limited pitch count. His fastball topped out at 154 kilometers per hour and his splitter was a perfect combination.토토사이트

Doosan won the game 2-1 thanks to Alcantara’s strong pitching. In the ninth inning, Hong Gun-hee was hit by three consecutive singles, but Park Chi-kook held on to the lead. Doosan completed a three-game midweek sweep.

“It was a good game, and it feels good to have pitched in both of the team’s three-game sweeps,” Alcantara smiled after the game.

“Yesterday’s game put a lot of pressure on the bullpen, so I was ready to take the mound before the game to take some of the pressure off of them by going long innings. There was a crisis in the ninth inning, but I trusted my teammates, so I wasn’t worried at all,” he said. “I would like to thank the fans for staying and supporting us in the bad weather.”

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