“I feel like a filial son”… Alcantara, who kept his ‘filial piety’ promise, looks to higher ground

Doosan Bears ace Alcantara is keeping his promise to be a filial son. He is determined to lead the team to greatness with more filial piety for the rest of the season.

On April 21, Alcantara started against the Gwangju KIA Tigers and pitched six innings, allowing one run on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts to lead Doosan to a 5-2 win. He picked up his 10th win of the season and moved into sole possession of third place in the league in wins.

Alcantara is now 10-3 with a 2.00 ERA in 18 games this season, making him one of the best starting pitchers in the league, as well as Doosan. His 14 quality starts rank first in the league, second in ERA, and fourth in innings pitched.

Doosan, which slipped to ninth place last year, is also cruising to third place with Alcantara anchoring the mound. While the team has won all 10 games in July, Alcantara has also done his part, going 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA in three July starts.

“After the first half of the season, when my starting spot was set for the first game of the second half against KIA, I prepared myself well to continue the team’s 10-game winning streak,” said Alcantara. “I’m happy with the results, and so far I’m happy with both the team’s situation and my personal record.”

Alcantara’s baseball career took off after he donned the Doosan uniform. After signing with the KT Wiz in the 2019 season, he tried his hand at the KBO, going 11-11 with a 4.01 ERA in 27 games, but his contract was not renewed.

Doosan then reached out to Alcantara, who left the Wizards to join the Bears. In the 2020 season, he went 20-2 with a 2.54 ERA in 31 games, leading Doosan to the Korean Series. It was a career high for Alcantara, who won the Most Valuable Player title and a Golden Glove for pitching.

However, Alcantara was approached by Nippon Professional Baseball after the 2020 season and decided to take a chance. He signed with the Hanshin Tigers and played in Japan for two years. He went 6-1 with a 3.96 ERA in 25 starts in 63 games for Hanshin, a disappointing stat line compared to his KBO days, and returned to Doosan this year.

Alcantara described himself as a “returning son” during Doosan’s spring training camp in Sydney, Australia, in February. “I consider myself a son of Doosan and I want to remain a filial son,” he said, adding, “My goal is to win a championship with Doosan.”

So far this season, Alcantara has been a filial son to Doosan. Not only has he been performing well, but he’s also been an atmosphere maker with his fun personality. Alcantaro himself is pleased with his filial duty.

“I feel like a filial son,” he says. When I came back to Doosan, what the team wanted from me was to bring them as many wins as possible,” he laughs, adding, “I consider myself a filial son because I think I’m doing my part.”바카라

“We’re not at the top of the standings, but I think we can still compete for the top spot if we work a little harder,” he said. “From the moment I put on the Doosan uniform again, I could feel the fans’ love and support for me. When I hear their shouts and screams at the ballpark, my body releases adrenaline. I would like to ask for their continued support.”

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