Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara convinces manager Don Mattingly to leave him in, completes game

Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara has actually currently developed that he is among baseball’s most significant workhorses. We’ve born in mind of that several times, and he’s even on my All-Fun group since of it. Yet on Wednesday night in St. Louis, Alcantara took things to another level. 

To set the scene, the Marlins in fact tracked the Cardinals, 3-2, heading to the ninth inning. Alcantara was still in the video game and seemed in line for among those eight-inning total video games where he takes the loss. But Avisail Garcia struck a two-run homer to offer the Marlins the lead, 4-3. 

In the bottom of the frame, Alcantara took the mound to bring it house for his group. He got a groundout prior to a walk and single put him in rather the circumstance. 

Now, remember that Alcantara was at 115 pitches. He’d permitted 3 runs, 2 made, on 7 hits. With that stat line in the bottom of the ninth inning, the connecting operate on 2nd and the winning operate on very first, I’m unsure any other pitcher in 2022 stays on the mound after a go to from his supervisor. 

Alcantara did. And you can see him persuading Don Mattingly to leave him in: 

On the 2nd pitch to the next batter, a game-ending double play: 

Note that Alcantara pointed towards Mattingly in the dugout, as if to state thanks and “I got you.” 

This was simply the 13th total video game of the season. Alcantara has 2 of them, he’s the only pitcher in the league with more than one and he likewise tossed 9 innings in a 3rd trip that simply took place to go to additionals and cost him in the CG classification. 

Alcantara leads the majors in innings pitched and it’s not even close. He’s now tossed 115 1/3 innings. Robbie Ray of the Mariners is 2nd at 97 2/3 innings. 

It isn’t simply the work, either. In acquiring numerous more taped outs than anybody else, he’s likewise pitched to a 1.95 period and 0.95 WHIP. 

Alcantara must be called the All-Star Game starter in a couple of weeks. He’s the frontrunner for NL Cy Young. His efficiency Wednesday night — both with his pitching and persuasion abilities — were just the most recent proof. 



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