Raul Alcantara (31, Doosan Bears) once again proved the value of an ace.
Doosan won 5-1 in an away game against Hanwha Eagles held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 20th.
Alcantara played its role perfectly as an ace. It was a valuable fight that came at the moment when the team needed it most.
Doosan fought fiercely the previous day (19th), and Jeong Cheol-won, the most reliable pitcher, threw 38 balls in two innings. A situation that could not come out in the game on the 20th. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop expressed his candid desire, saying, “I hope the starter Alcantara will throw long.”
In 2020, his appearance as a 20-win pitcher came out once again. Including a fastball with a maximum speed of 154 km/h, forks (24), sliders (22), changeups (10), and curves (2) were mixed to tie up Hanwha’s other line.
It was neat from the start. Alcantara neatly blocked the first inning with a triple-death.
The 2nd episode is ‘Ok to Tea’. He was hit with a home run by lead batter Chae Eun-seong. But after that, pitching continued without wavering. After catching Oh Grady with a fly ball, he was hit by Kim Tae-yeon, but caught Kim In-hwan with a fly ball in right field. Kim Tae-yeon, who was aiming for the first base, failed to return to the first base, and eventually both outcounts were filled.
Alcantara, who finished the inning with two strikeouts in the 3rd inning and a three-way offense, finished the inning cleanly with three batters, including two more strikeouts in the 4th inning.
Episode 5 was the biggest hurdle. After one out, Kim Tae-yeon hit a double, and Kim In-hwan’s true base hit. Runner on 3rd base. However, the inning ended without a run as Park Sang-eon was caught with a floating ball by the second baseman.
After one out in the 6th inning, he was hit with a double by Noh Soo-gwang, but he caught the follow-up batter with a strikeout and a fly ball, and the 7th inning 1 out and 1st and 2nd base crisis also ended with two strikeouts. 안전놀이터
As surely as Seung-jo Lee was missing, he came up on the mound in the 8th inning. Alcantara, who struck out both Seonjin Oh and Sugwang Noh, was hit by Eunwon Jeong. He caught Roh Si-hwan with a ground ball and went 6 consecutive scoreless innings.
After throwing a total of 109 pitches, Alcantara handed over the mound to finishing pitcher Hong Kun-hee.
With Hong Geon-hee blocking the ninth inning without a run, Doosan finished the three-game series in Daejeon with a winning series.