The National League Cy Young favorite continued his run of dominance last night, tossing seven scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres and earning his 11th win of the season.
Alcantara also struck out seven batters and allowed just four hits while only walking two batters and lowering his ERA on the season to 1.92.
In fact, last night marked the eighth time Alcantara has tossed at least seven scoreless innings in a game this year, which ties him with the late Jose Fernandez.
Only Dontrelle Willis has pitched more games where he went seven innings and allowed no runs in Marlins history.
He had nine of those back in 2005.
Sandy Alcántara tossed his 8th start this season of at least 7 IP and 0 ER, tied with José Fernández (2016) for the 2nd-most in a single season in Marlins history.
Only Dontrelle Willis (9) in 2005 had more such starts in a single season for the franchise. pic.twitter.com/LoFwGDAYdH
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 16, 2022
Alcantara is quickly becoming one of the best pitchers in all of baseball.
He might already be there.
With each start, he dominates his opponents and proves why the St. Louis Cardinals made a terrible mistake when they traded him away back in 2017.
Only Justin Verlander has a better ERA than Alcantara, who is the clear-cut favorite to take home the National League Cy Young Award.
While the Marlins aren’t going to go anywhere, Alcantara has a very good chance to achieve something special.
He matched a Marlins great and is now one dominant start away from matching yet another one.
We’ll see if he can keep up this run of success.