‘Who’s Who in May’ 0.32 ERA Alcantara’s destructiveness, 6-homer Park’s reversal of fortune
The best pitchers and hitters in May. Ace Raul Alcantara and home run leader Park Dong-won are having a hot May.
Doosan Bears Alcantara has been dominant in his four starts in May. A total of 28 innings and one run. His monthly ERA is just 0.32.
On May 2, he pitched seven scoreless innings against the Hanwha Eagles, and on May 9, he pitched seven scoreless innings against the Lotte Giants to win his second straight game. He had a no-decision against the KIA Tigers on the 14th after a quality start with six scoreless innings, but on the 20th, he had another top-notch performance with eight scoreless innings against the KT Wiz.
In particular, Alcantara showed off his peak form against KT, recording a ‘no-hitter’ with one out in the eighth inning. Unfortunately, he was unable to complete the feat as he allowed a hit with one out in the eighth inning, but Alcantara is now firmly in the “ace” role for Doosan, even with their starting rotation being shaken up by injuries.
With his season WAR up to around 1.80, Alcantara has the best WAR of any pitcher in the KBO in May. As of the 22nd, he leads the league with a season ERA of 1.29, is tied for third in wins (5), and is third in strikeouts with 61.
Among hitters, the LG Twins’ Park Dong-won is having the best May. Park leads the league with 10 home runs through 22 days. He’s outpaced the likes of Doosan’s Jose Rojas (9 homers), SSG Landers’ Choi Jung (8), and Hanwha Eagles’ Noh Si-hwan (8). 메이저사이트
After hitting four home runs in April, Park smashed six in May alone. In particular, he hit four home runs in three consecutive games from the 3rd against NC to the 9th against Kiwoom. After hitting his 10th home run on the 16th of this month, he’s had a bit of a lull in his hitting lately, but he’s already accumulated a lot of ‘assets’. In addition to his home runs, he also added 19 RBIs to his monthly total. In addition to leading the league in home runs, Park also leads the league in on-base percentage (.546). With a season WAR of 1.25, Park leads the league’s hitters and ranks second overall, including pitchers, behind Alcantara.
Meanwhile, Shell Korea recognizes pitchers and batters who have performed well in helping their teams win each month as “Shell Healthy Players”. The program utilizes WAR (Wins Above Replacement), one of the most objective metrics.