As much as I had high expectations for the returning 20-win pitcher, the disappointment was great. Will Raul Alcantara (31, Doosan Bears) be able to regain his past fame with a second chance?
Alcantara will start in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League visiting match against the KIA Tigers held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 7th. In the opening game against the Lotte Giants on the 1st, it collapsed with 6 hits (1 home run), 4 walks and 4 runs in 4 innings, so a rebound is needed.
Before the game, coach Lee Seung-yeop wrapped up the team’s first starter, saying, “I came back after a long time and it’s the opening game, so I can’t think that way, but I think there was a sense of pressure.”
Even before the opening, a powerful pitch was shown by spraying a fast ball in the early to mid-150km per hour. However, the jegu hunting was painful. It was an unfamiliar result because he had a quality start (6 or more innings, 3 ERA or less) while digesting 198⅔ innings in 2020.
Alcantara’s sluggishness was painful as another foreign pitcher, Dylan Pyle, left due to an injury ahead of the opening game. Fortunately, however, local pitchers Choi Won-joon (7 innings, 2 runs) and Gwak Bin (7 innings scoreless), and Kim Dong-ju (6 scoreless innings) the previous day, relayed good pitches to the mound. Choi Seung-yong (1⅔innings, 8 runs) collapsed, but rather than that, Doosan’s legendary hitter, ‘Boss Head Bear’, Kim Dong-ju, but pitcher Kim Dong-ju’s ‘Two-Mok Bear’ had a greater impact.
Regarding the performance of the native starters, he said, “I have only played 5 games yet,” but “I have to endure with this member in the absence of Dylan. It is good that they come out.”
That’s why Alcantara’s pitching this time is more important. It is expected to be a yardstick for predicting the strength to endure until Dylan arrives.
Manager Lee Seung-yeop said,먹튀검증 “I came back as a 20-win pitcher and tried to show good pitches, but I think I went down faster than I thought.” No one knows. The last game was Saturday and I think I would have prepared well for five days.”