Sandy Alcantara has shown many occasions this spring why he could be a prime-of-the-rotation pitcher for the Miami Marlins sooner fairly than later.
However there have been factors the place he has given clear reminders that he’s a 23-yr-previous pitcher, a prime prospect who nonetheless has room to develop.
Saturday’s outing, an 11-6 come-from-behind victory towards the New York Mets at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, mixed both ends of the spectrum in a span of 83 pitches.
The great: Seven strikeouts in simply three 1/three innings, bringing his complete for the spring to 21 in 15 1/three innings over 5 begins.
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The dangerous: Six earned runs and 9 hits in those self same three 1/three innings.
“I used to be making an attempt to return out inning after inning, making an attempt to do issues proper,” Alcantara stated via an interpreter. “I obtained good strikeouts, but I also allowed a couple of hits. Issues occur in the recreation. I’m just making an attempt to do things better.”
Alcantara’s consistency has been spotty throughout his 5 begins this spring. Yes, he has these 21 strikeouts and had only given up two runs earlier than being shelled on Saturday. But he has additionally walked eleven batters and given up 15 hits.