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Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara allowed five earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking eight over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Alcantara was on his way to a quality start and a win before getting chased in the seventh inning and then watching the Miami bullpen implode to allow six runs in the inning (two of which were charged to Alcantara). If this series goes the distance, it's possible that Alcantara would be able to pitch in the finale on short rest.
Sandy Alcantara has been named the Marlins' Game 1 starter against the Braves.
Alcantara will start opposite Max Fried on Tuesday. He'll be followed in the rotation by Pablo Lopez and Sixto Sanchez, respectively.
Sandy Alcantara (1-0) allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four over six 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Cubs. He picked up his first career playoff win.
Alcantara limited the Cubs to the one run to earn his first career playoff win. The only damage to the 25-year-old was a solo shot from Ian Happ in the fifth inning. Alcantara has allowed one run in four of his last six starts.
Sandy Alcantara has been chosen to start Game One of the Marlins' NL Wild Card series against the Chicago Cubs. Alcantara will match-up against Cy Young candidate Yu Darvish. It is Alcantara's first post season start and the Marlins first appearance since 2003 when they beat the Yankees in the World Series.
Alcantara faces a Cubs team full of struggling, underperforming hitters. He is coming off a great start in which he threw seven and one third innings of two run ball against the Yankees. Alcantara makes an intriguing DFS pick because he will likely have low ownership, Yu Darvish hasn't been his sharpest over last four starts, and the Cubs line-up have a .294 wOBA (26th overall) over the last 30 days.
Sandy Alcantara was excellent on Friday against the Yankees, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits over 7 1/3 innings pitched.
Alcantara struck out nine and walked two as the Marlins eventually won in extra innings, sending the franchise to their first postseason since 2003. The 25-year-old finishes the regular season with an even 3.00 ERA through seven starts.