William Cuevas and Raul Alcantara.
The two players set foot on Korean soil together. In the 2019 season, he played an active part as KT Wiz’s one-two punch. That year, Cuevas won 13 wins and Alcantara won 11 wins, making a revolutionary contribution to KT achieving a 50% win rate for the first time in its founding.
The following year was a crossroads. KT recruited Audrey Samer Despine ahead of the 2020 season. One of Cuevas and Alcantara was destined to leave the team. KT chose to catch Cuevas while excluding Alcantara from the list of reserved players. As the Doosan Bears, which were looking to reinforce foreign pitchers, reached out to Alcantara, the two players transformed from ‘comrades’ to ‘enemies’. Cuevas played an active role as KT’s foreign starting pitcher until last year’s injury, and made a significant contribution to his first fall baseball and first combined victory. After being reborn as the best pitcher in the KBO league with 20 wins and 2 losses and an average ERA of 2.54 in the 2020 season, Alcantara joined the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) Hanshin Tigers the following year.
The two players, who briefly left Korea, succeeded in stepping back into the KBO league this year. Cuevas left Korea last year due to elbow pain. It was regrettable that his rehabilitation period was prolonged. KT selected Cuevas, who has regained his health, as a replacement when foreign pitcher Bo Schulser was sluggish this year. Alcantara, which had not had much success with Hanshin until last year, made a comeback to the KBO league this year by signing with Doosan.
Cuevas and Alcantara will start against KT-Doosan at Jamsil Stadium on the 15th. Cuevas has 5 wins in 9 games, an average ERA of 3.54, and Alcantara has 10 wins and 5 losses in 21 games, an average ERA of 2.47. In particular, he won two wins against KT this season. Against the KT lineup, he did not give up a single point in two games, and his WHIP (on-base percentage per inning) was only 0.33.
It’s an important three-game series for both teams. From the end of the first half, KT climbed up to third place amidst a terrifying rise. They have 8 wins (2 losses) in the last 10 matches, and are on the rise with 2 consecutive wins. The focus is on maintaining the atmosphere. On the other hand, Doosan once had a 10-game winning streak, but since then, it has been difficult to accumulate multipliers and has dropped to 5th place. It is a situation where tension cannot be released as it is only 1.5 games away from the 6th place KIA Tigers and 3 games away from the 7th place Lotte Giants. It is a game that desperately needs foreign selection.메이저사이트
Meanwhile, in the SSG-Lotte match held at Sajik Stadium on the 15th, Elias and Park Se-woong will face off against foreigners and local starters. Plutko and Won Tae-in will start in the Daegu LG-Samsung game, Pena-Turner in the Changwon Hanwha-NC game, and Hurado and Yang Hyeon-jong in the Gwangju Kiwoom-KIA game.