Alcantara took the loss during Game 1 of the NLDS against the Braves on Tuesday after surrendering five runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over six innings.
The right-hander was sitting on a quality start with three runs allowed through six frames, but he returned for the seventh inning, gave up two infield singles and was removed. Both baserunners then came across to score as Atlanta put up six runs during the inning. Alcantara would need to pitch on short rest if he's to make another start or appear out of the bullpen during the five-game series, otherwise he lines up to pitch Game 1 of the NLCS if the Marlins can recover to beat the Braves.
Alcantara earned the win against the Cubs on Wednesday in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series. He allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four over 6.2 innings.
The lone blemish was a solo homer off the bat of Ian Happ in the fifth inning. Alcantara spent time on the COVID-19 IL earlier this season and struggled in his first start back, but he has been better than ever since turning the page on that Aug. 30 outing with only nine earned runs allowed in his last 38 innings. Miami may have two futures aces atop the rotation in Alcantara and Sixto Sanchez.
Alcantara allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out nine batters in Friday's win over the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.
Alcantara saved his best performance this year for the most opportune time as his season-high nine strikeouts and 7.1 innings played a key part in the Marlins' playoff-clinching win Friday night. The only time the 25-year-old struggled was in the third inning, when a walk and back-to-back doubles resulted in two runs for the Yankees. Following the second double, Alcantara found a groove, retiring 12 of the next 13 batters, and he came back out for the eighth still clinging to a 3-2 lead. The right-hander faced two batters, allowing a leadoff single and striking out Clint Frazier before he was removed from the game after throwing 98 pitches. The Yankees would end up tying the game in the inning, resulting in a third run charged to Alcantara, but he looked good in his final regular-season appearance. Alcantara will finish the regular season with a 3.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 42 innings and should be the favorite to start Miami's first postseason game.
Alcantara (3-2) allowed one run on five hits and two walks over six innings in a win over the Nationals in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. He struck out six.
Alcantara got the better of Max Scherzer in the low-scoring affair to get his record back over .500 for the season. Since his five-run blowup in his return from the COVID-19 IL, Alcantara has been excellent, posting a 2.25 ERA and 23:9 K:BB over his last four starts (24 innings). He will be put to the test next weekend in a road matchup against the Yankees to close out his regular season.
Alcantara (2-2) took the loss Tuesday against the Red Sox after giving up one run on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks across six innings.
The right-hander pitched well Tuesday but was saddled with the loss as the Marlins mustered only four hits. Alcantara has a 3.45 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 26:11 K:BB through 26.2 innings and lines up to pitch one of the games during Sunday's doubleheader versus the Nationals.
Alcantara pitched six innings against the Phillies on Thursday, allowing six runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision.
Alcantara wasn't particularly sharp, but he was also the victim of poor fielding as half of the runs he allowed were unearned. The right-hander made it through six frames for the third time in his four starts and reached the 100-pitch mark for the second straight outing. He departed in line for his second loss but managed to escape with a no-decision when the Marlins' offense pushed through in the final two frames for a comeback win. Alcantara will next toe the mound Tuesday in a home start against Boston.
Alcantara (2-1) allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out eight across six innings Saturday as he earned the win over the Rays.
Alcantara was dominant Saturday, striking out a season-high eight while surrendering just one run on a fifth-inning double to right by Michael Perez. The young right-hander struggled against the same Rays team last Sunday, when he allowed five runs in four innings, so it was nice to see him bounce back and pick up the win. Alcantara lowered his ERA to a 3.78 but has shown some struggles finding the strike zone at times, owning a 17:7 K:BB across 16.2 innings of work this season. He lines up to face the Phillies on Thursday.
Alcantara (1-1) allowed eight runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out two over four innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the Rays.
Alcantara was sidelined for the past month after testing positive for COVID-19 but returned to the mound against Tampa Bay. He was roughed up as the Rays tallied three runs in the first inning, and his start was relatively brief as Tampa Bay continued to drive up the score. As a result, Alcantara was charged with the loss. His next turn through the rotation should come at home Sunday against the Rays.
Alcantara was activated from the COVID-19 injured list and will start Sunday against the Rays.
The 24-year-old was one of the 18 Marlins' players to test positive for COVID-19 and has been on the injured list for the past month, but he'll make his return to the mound Sunday. Alcantara's only appearance of the season was an Opening Day victory over the Phillies in which he allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over 6.2 innings. The right-hander figures to have a restricted workload in his first start after the long layoff.
The Marlins plan to reinstate Alcantara from the COVID-19 injured list Sunday, when he'll start the team's series finale against the Rays, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Alcantara was one of 18 Marlins players to test positive for the coronavirus earlier this month, but after being cleared to report to the team's alternate training site to resume workouts a couple weeks ago, he's ready to reclaim his spot in the rotation. The right-hander's lone start this season came on Opening Day versus the Phillies, when he tossed 6.2 innings and gave up two runs while striking out seven. Due to his month-long layoff, Alcantara will likely have his pitch count capped Sunday, limiting his upside in DFS contests.
Alcantara is ready to return to the rotation and could start Sunday against the Rays, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
It takes a little longer for a starting pitcher to get ready to return from COVID-19 than a position player or reliever, but the word is that Alcantara is ready. Pablo Lopez is starting Saturday, but Sunday's spot is open and it seems probable Alcantara will fill that void. He was a strong breakout candidate coming into the year and struck out seven in 6.2 innings while allowing one earned run in his lone start of the season.
Manager Don Mattingly said Alcantara looked "really good" in his simulated game Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The skipper added that Alcantara -- who threw around 50 pitches -- is "moving in the right direction," though he didn't offer up a specific timetable for his return. Alcantara has been sidelined all month after testing positive for COVID-19 at the end of July.
Alcantara (not injury related) is expected to throw live batting practice Thursday, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports.
Alcantara was originally scheduled to throw around 50 pitches against hitters Wednesday, but the session was pushed back a day due to inclement weather. If everything goes well during Thursday's throwing session, Alcantara could be cleared to rejoin the big-league rotation early next week.
Alcantara (not injury related) is expected to face hitters Wednesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Alcantara was cleared to resume baseball activities Saturday and should throw approximately 50 pitches against hitters Wednesday. If all goes well, his next throwing session could be in the major-league rotation as early as Monday against the Nationals.
Alcantara (illness) was cleared for reinstatement Sunday and will begin working at the Marlins' alternate training site, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Alcantara was one of the Marlins who tested positive for COVID-19 in early August, but he'll resume baseball activities in Jupiter prior to rejoining the major-league roster. It's unclear what shape the right-hander is in, but a better timeline for his return to the big leagues could come into focus once he's able to work at alternate camp.
Alcantara (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.
Alcantara is among the many Miami players who tested positive for COVID-19 amid a team-wide outbreak. Alcantara previously submitted a dominant outing in his season debut in Philadelphia last Friday, covering 6.2 innings and allowing just two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while whiffing seven.
Alcantara is among the 15 Miami players who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 amid a team-wide outbreak, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Along with Alcantara, Garrett Cooper, Jose Urena, Miguel Rojas, Harold Ramirez and Jorge Alfaro are the other known players to have tested positive for the coronavirus in the wake of the team's season-opening series in Philadelphia last weekend. Major League Baseball has since canceled all Marlins games this week, but Alcantara can't be considered a lock to be cleared to play when Miami returns to action Aug. 4 versus the Phillies. Alcantara previously submitted a dominant outing in his season debut in Philadelphia last Friday, covering 6.2 innings and allowing just two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while whiffing seven.
Alcantara (1-0) was charged with two runs (one earned) on three hits over 6.2 innings in a win over the Phillies on Friday. He struck out seven and issued two walks.
Alcantara carried the momentum he picked up over the final two months of 2019 into his first outing of 2020, outdueling Aaron Nola to lead Miami to a road win on Opening Day. He allowed a homer to Didi Gregorius but was able to blow past most of the Phillies' hitters with his high-90s fastball, inducing 14 swinging strikes overall on 87 pitches. The 24-year-old seems to be slowly growing into his ace role and will look to keep it going next week in Baltimore.
Manager Don Mattingly announced Tuesday that Alcantara will start Opening Day against the Phillies on July 24.
The 24-year-old posted a 3.88 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 151:81 K:BB over 197.1 innings last season and always appeared ticketed to start Opening Day in 2020, which the team has now confirmed. Alcantara completed a 65-pitch simulated game shortly after reporting for summer training earlier this month and should face minimal limitations to begin the season despite the elongated shutdown.
Alcantara completed a 65-pitch simulated game Monday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Before he reported to summer camp last week, Alcantara was able to throw five simulated games of his own. As a result, the right-hander looks like he won't need long to build up to a normal starter's workload, with Mish suggesting that Alcantara could increase his pitch count to 85 the next time he throws a simulated game. Coming off an All-Star season in which he posted a 3.88 ERA over 197.1 innings, Alcantara looks like the top candidate for Miami's Opening Day nod.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/06||@ ATL||L 5-9||1||6.0||8||5||1||8|
|09/30||@ CHC||W 5-1||1||6.2||3||1||3||4|
|09/25||@ NYY||W 4-3||7.1||6||2||2||9|
|09/20||vs WAS||W 2-1||1||6.0||5||1||2||4|
|09/15||vs BOS||L 0-2||1||6.0||5||1||2||5|
|09/10||vs PHI||W 7-6||6.0||7||3||2||4|
|09/05||@ TB||W 7-3||1||6.0||3||1||3||8|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals||32.1||6||6||1||0||4||0||34||14||25||3.65||1.215|