Doosan Alcantara “No-hit, no-run consciousness… I will definitely achieve it next time”

Doosan Bears foreign pitcher Raul Alcantara (30), who missed a no-hit right in front of his nose, expressed his feelings about victory, saying that he would challenge again to achieve a great record.

Alcantara started in the 2023 professional baseball kt wiz and visiting game held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 20th and pitched well with 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 8 innings, leading to a 6-0 victory.

He did not allow a single hit until he gave up a heavy hit to Lee Ho-yeon in the 8th inning with one out.

Unfortunately, Alcantara did not achieve a great record, but in the 8th inning, he struck out and struck out two follow-up batters on first base, and came down from the mound with a bright expression.

The Doosan crowd cheered Alcantara by standing up and clapping their hands.

Alcantara, who we met after the game, said, “It was the game that came closest to the no-hit, no-run record in his career.”

Alcantara threw 95 pitches into the eighth inning and was able to get out in the ninth, but he didn’t pitch any more.

He explained, “I was worried about the shutout victory challenge, but I finished the game thinking that maintaining good physical condition without overdoing it would help the team.”

In fact, the start of Alcantara on this day was not very good. He faltered in the second inning, giving up two walks and even throwing a wild pitch.

However, from the second inning, Alcantara tied up the kt lineup with sharp control.

He laughed and said, “I don’t know why I was shaken in the first inning,” and then said, “But yesterday, my children watched the team’s losing streak and told me to win today, and I feel really good because I kept my promise.”

In addition, he said, “In the meantime, the bullpen was consumed a lot as the starting pitchers were not responsible for many innings.”

On this day, Alcantara threw various pitches, including 43 fastballs (maximum velocity of 154km), 26 sliders, 22 forkballs, and 4 curveballs.

Alcantara won 5 wins (2 losses) of the season, and the average ERA for the season was lowered from 1.50 to 1.29.

Doosan catcher Yang Eui-ji, who challenged for a personal third no-hit no-run with Alcantara, said, “I tried not to be conscious of the record.”메이저놀이터

Yang Eui-ji received the ball in a no-hit, no-run game from Yuneskey Maya on April 9, 2015 and Michael Bowden (Doosan at the time) on June 30, 2016.

If Alcantara had achieved a no-hit no-run on that day, Yang Eui-ji would have been the first catcher to have made three no-hit no-runs together.

In the history of the KBO League, there have been a total of 14 no-hit no-runs, and no pitcher has achieved more than two.

Eui-ji Yang, In-kwon Kang (current coach of the NC Dinos), There are a total of three people, including Yoo Seung-an (current president of the Korea Little Baseball Federation).

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