“The thing I’ve been waiting for” unanimous CYA pitcher to mound in WBC’s biggest match
Sandy Alcantara (Miami Marlins), the ace of the Dominican Republic, will start the first game of the Group D league against Venezuela.
The group match between Dominican Republic, a strong candidate for the championship, and Venezuela, considered a dark horse, is considered the biggest match of the WBC this year.
MLB.com said on the 7th (hereinafter Korean time), ‘Alcantara will join the Dominican Republic national team camped in Fort Myers. The Dominican Republic, which belongs to Group D, will play its first game against Venezuela on the 12th, and Alcantara is expected to start. The game will be held at the familiar Marlins’ home ground, Londipo Park,’ he said.
Alcantara said, “I don’t want to think about the WBC game right now. It’s just another game. I have to pay attention to the business that has been given to me at the Marlins, but I have to be prepared to throw in the game that day. I want to represent my country. It’s something I’ve been waiting for,” he said.
With Alcantara’s starting pitch virtually decided, the Dominican Republic can operate its dream team in the match against Venezuela. Although Vladimir Guerrero is missing, the Dominican Republic can build a lineup of top hitters in the major leagues by position in the main hitters.
Dominican Republic journalist Hector Gomez projects Julio Rodriguez, Wander Franco, Juan Soto, Manny Machado, Rafael Devers, Teosca Hernandez, Jamer Candelario, Gary Sanchez and Jeremy Pena in the starting lineup. If starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara steps on the mound, the ‘strongest team in the universe’ will be completed.
Alcantara pitched in 32 games last year and threw 228⅔innings, including six complete pitches, to go 14-9 with a 2.28 ERA and 207 strikeouts, unanimously winning the National League Cy Young Award. He reigns as the strongest ‘Inning Eater’ in existence.
In the case of Soto, he still remains in the San Diego camp due to a calf injury, but it is expected that he will join the national team camp soon because his condition is not serious and his will to participate is strong.메이저사이트
Excluding Soto, Machado, Rodriguez, Hernandez, and Franco moved to the Fort Myers Lee County Sports Complex in Florida, where the Dominican Republic camp was set up.
Meanwhile, Alcantara took the mound for the second time in this demonstration game against the Tampa Bay Rays that day, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks in 2⅔ innings and giving up 1 run, becoming the losing pitcher.
Alcantara said, “Every time I get on the mound, I think it’s where I belong. I don’t want to leave the game. How crazy would I be if I fell out of the game?” The use of the strike zone was also good. I got two walks, but I don’t really care.”