The Major League Baseball (MLB) Miami Marlins, who were aiming for their first postseason challenge since 2020, are on alert. Ace Sandy Alcantara (28) is on the injured list.
Miami announced on the 7th (Korean time) that Alcantara was placed on the 15-day injured list due to an elbow flexor sprain. MLB.com, the official MLB website, reported, “Alcantara said he felt uncomfortable during the last pitch on the day he gave up 4 runs (2 earned runs) in 8 innings against the Washington Nationals on the 4th and the team won 6-4.”
It is a painful departure for Miami, which was aiming to advance to the postseason. As of the 6th, Miami was in 4th place, a half game away from 3rd place, in the National League wild card race. If they placed in the top three, they could advance to the postseason for the first time since the shortened season in 2020.
Ace Alcantara was needed to achieve the fall baseball challenge. Alcantara recorded 14 wins, 9 losses, and an ERA of 2.28 last year and won the National League Cy Young Award. At the time, he had pitched 228 and two-thirds innings. This is an unusual figure for a modern pitcher.카지노사이트
Maybe it was because he threw too much, but he couldn’t stop this season. Before his injury, his record was just 7 wins, 12 losses, and an ERA of 4.14. With 184 and 2/3 innings in 28 games, his ability to digest innings was still the same, but the timing became more frequent. In particular, the number of home runs per 9 innings increased significantly from 0.6 to 1.1.
Fortunately, the pace in the second half was good. He regained his ace-level skills with an average ERA of 3.20 in 10 games. His strength was needed to challenge the postseason for the remaining period, but his sudden departure messed up Miami’s calculations.