If there’s one player the St. Louis Cardinals regret trading away, it would have to be Sandy Alcantara.
Since being acquired by the Marlins, Alcantara has turned himself into an ace.
He’s a guy that can go deep into games and keep the opposition at bay for as long as he’s pitching.
He’s 9-3 with a 1.82 ERA after a 10-strikeout performance last night against the Los Angeles Angels.
The NL Cy Young favorite has also accomplished something pretty special so far this season, something that no other pitcher has accomplished, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Sandy Alcántara has 8 outings this season of at least 8 innings
pitched, no one else has more than 3 this season.
That is also more than anyone had in the entire 2021 season. pic.twitter.com/HB56QXxg1e
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 6, 2022
Sandy Does It Again
Alcantara continues to bolster his case for winning the National League Cy Young Award, as well as starting the All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium on July 19.
He’s one of the big reasons why the Marlins are surging right now and find themselves just three games back in the NL Wild Card race.
Alcantara’s dominance last night paved the way for Miami’s sixth straight win, which propelled them to within a game of the .500 mark.
Again, this is probably the one guy that the Cardinals are regretting trading away.
That team needs a starter and could use somebody like him right now.
Instead, he’s forming a solid one-two punch in Miami’s rotation with Pablo Lopez and making this young Marlins club look dangerous as we get closer and closer to the midpoint of the 2022 season.
Alcantara is giving the Marlins some hope that they haven’t felt in a long time and a reason for fans to be optimistic about the future.