Raul Alcantara, who brushed his elbow on the batted ball, did not feel much pain, and Doosan sighed in relief.
Alcantara started in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO demonstration game against KT Wiz held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 20th and was replaced after being hit by an elbow in the bottom of the 5th inning.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, where the score was 1-1, with no runners out, Alcantara, who was hit to the left by Park Kyung-soo, was hit in the right elbow by follow-up hitter Lee Sang-ho.
Alcantara lowered his body to avoid the ball that flew in front of him, but the ball hit his elbow and rolled toward the center fielder, resulting in a hit. After talking with the trainer who visited the mound, Alcantara was replaced with Lee Byung-hun.
Fortunately, he did not suffer any injuries. A Doosan official explained, “The originally planned number of pitches (67) was filled and replaced,” and “the ball grazed the elbow, but there was no pain.”
In Doosan, another foreign pitcher,안전놀이터 Dylan Pyle, was out of power due to a goal bruise. If even Alcantara is injured, there will be a big hole in the starting rotation. Doosan was heartbroken as Alcantara avoided injury.
Meanwhile, Alcantara, who made his second appearance in this year’s demonstration game following the NC Dinos match on the 15th, recorded 4 hits, 4 strikeouts, 2 walks and 3 runs in 4⅓ innings.