Acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in December of 2017 in the Marcell Ozuna trade, Alcantara quickly turned into the ace of the Marlins’ staff, known for his high-octane stuff.
He had himself a night on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals, throwing nine scoreless innings.
Though he didn’t receive a decision, the Marlins picked him up and won the game 2-1 in extra innings.
With his dominance last night, he joined an elite list of pitchers, becoming the most recent to throw at least 48 innings in a six-start period while allowing three runs or fewer.
The last MLB starting pitchers to make a run of 6 starts pitching at least 48 innings and allowing no more than 3 earned runs:
Kershaw, 2014 & 2015
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A List Of Greats
This is a pretty good list to be on if you’re Alcantara.
You’ve got Cy Youngs and even some MVPs on that list.
He is without a doubt the ace of the staff, and last night he showed why, allowing just six hits, striking out six, and lowering his ERA to 1.61.
He’s quickly turned himself into one of the best and most underrated pitchers in all of baseball.
In fact, he has the second-best ERA in the National League, behind Tony Gonsolin of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who has a 1.58 ERA.
He could very well end up emerging as the NL Cy Young at the end of the season.
We’ll see what the rest of the season has in store for him.