In a situation where Pil Seung-jo was exhausted, Ace came out as a solution. Doosan foreign pitcher Raul Alcantara (31) led the team’s winning series with a personal best 8 innings and 11 strikeouts.
Alcantara started in an away game against Hanwha in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Daejeon Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park on the 20th, leading Doosan to a 5-1 victory with 7 hits (1 home run) in 8 innings, no walks, 11 strikeouts and 1 run. . Since his debut in the KBO League in 2019, he has tied the record for the most innings and strikeouts in an individual game. Alcantara, who won 2 wins (1 loss) this season, also lowered his ERA from 3.21 to 2.45.
Doosan consumed a lot of bullpen in the process of losing 6-7 to Hanwha the day before (19th). In particular, bullpen ace Jeong Cheol-won threw 38 pitches in 2 innings and lost his strength. On the 18th, against Hanwha, Jeong Cheol-won, who had a continuous fight including 9 pitches in 1 inning, was missing from the bullpen standby that day. In an interview before the game, Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I hope the first starter will throw many innings since Jung Cheol-won is not playing,” and he put his hopes on Alcantara, but he was rewarded properly. 안전놀이터
Alcantara, who gave Chae Eun-seong the lead with a left-handed solo home run in the second inning, overpowered the Hanwha lineup until the 8th inning without any additional runs. Alcantara, who found a sense of stability by blocking three strikeouts and two strikeouts in three or four consecutive times, overcame the scoring crisis by disposing of Kim In-hwan and Park Sang-eon in the fifth inning with one out and second base.
In the 6th inning, Alcantara, who struck out Jeong Eun-won with a forkball in 1st out and 2nd base, and Noh Si-hwan with a fly ball in right field, struck out all 3 out counts in the 7th inning. In the 1st and 1st and 2nd bases, Kim In-hwan and Park Sang-eon consecutively struck out misses with forkballs. After the fast ball, the bats of Hanwha hitters continued to follow the falling forkball.
Alcantara, who came up to the mound in the 8th inning, struck out Oh Seon-jin and Noh Su-gwang consecutively on swings, tying the record for the most strikeouts in an individual game in the KBO League. On October 8, 2020, he recorded 7 innings and 11 strikeouts in the Literary SK match. 8 innings was also a personal record, with 4 games at KT in 2019 and 2 games at Doosan in 2020.
After the game, Alcantara said, “I forgot the bad results of the last game as much as possible and focused on preparing for a new game. He aggressively put the ball into the zone to get hitters swinging faster and try to reduce the number of pitches. He said, “I want to help the team win by accumulating as many wins as possible.”