An emergency has struck the Major League Baseball (MLB) Miami Marlins as they seek their first postseason challenge since 2020. Ace Sandy Alcantara, 28, has been placed on the disabled list.
Miami announced on Sunday that Alcantara has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow flexor strain. “Alcantara said he felt discomfort on his last pitch on April 4 against the Washington Nationals after allowing four runs (two earned) in eight innings in the team’s 6-4 win,” MLB.com, the official MLB website, reported.
It’s a significant departure for Miami, which was hoping to make the postseason. As of June 6, Miami was in fourth place in the National League wild-card race, a half-game out of third. A top-three finish would have earned them their first postseason berth since the 2020 shortened season.
They needed their ace, Alcantara, to make it happen. Last year, Alcantara went 14-9 with a 2.28 ERA and won the National League Cy Young Award. He threw 228 and two-thirds innings. That’s an unusual number for a modern pitcher.온라인바카
Maybe he threw too many pitches, but this season he couldn”t stop. Before his injury, he had a record of 7-12 with a 4.14 ERA. In 28 games, 184 and two-thirds innings pitched, his innings were still there, but the timing was off, especially his home runs per nine innings, which jumped from 0.6 to 1.1.
He did pick up his pace in the second half. He returned to his ace form with a 3.20 ERA in 10 games. Miami would need him for the rest of the year to challenge for the postseason, but his sudden departure complicated their math.