Colorado threw away 155km pitcher Dodgers’ must-win group, recycling successful again
The LA Dodgers are having fun with another pitcher they have picked up. Right-hander Yancy Almonte (28) released by the Colorado Rockies has emerged as a new must-win card for the Dodgers bullpen.
Almonte neatly blocked the Chicago White Sox with a 3-1 lead in the away game on the 9th (Korea Standard Time) and a three-way strikeout, including two strikeouts, and recorded his second hold of the season.
He struck out Gavin Sheets and A.J. Pollock in a row after dealing with leading Jake Berger straight to right field. He struck out with a tight slider on his body, and Pollock struck out with a low slider on the outside.
He overpowered batters with a sharp slider on a sinker that came up to 96.2 miles (155 kilometers). Almonte’s slider hit rate this season is only 10 percent. The swing inducement rate is also 52.4%, showing tremendous power. Along with an average of 95.9 miles (154 km) sinker, the two-pitch combination is powerful.
Almonte, who made his debut in Colorado in 2018, is a bullpen agent who has appeared in relief in all 114 games in four Major League seasons until last year. He had a 5.30 ERA with 4 wins, 4 losses, 1 save and 12 holds. During the 2020 Corona Shortening Season, he played well with a 2.93 ERA in 24 games with 3 wins, 1 save and 4 holds 파워볼사이트
However, he was released as a non-tender in Colorado after the season after a slump with a 7.55 ERA in 48 games last year. He signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers in March and started in Triple-A, and was called by the big league on the 12th of last month. It has been less than a month since the call-up, but he has won two holds in 10 games and is stable with a 1.29 ERA. He struck out 16 in 14 innings and had a batting average of .167.
Against a left-handed batter who showed weakness throughout his career, his batting average is only 5:09 this year. The command, which collapsed last year, has also stabilized to some extent. It started as a chasing group and now it is a must-win group that covers important situations in the second half of the game.
Under Andrew Friedman, who started in 2015, the Dodgers brought bullpen pitchers from other teams, including Joe Blanton, Brandon Morrow, Daniel Hudson, Dylan Floro, Jake McGee, Phil Bigford, Jimmy Nelson, and Corey Knable. This year, Almonte is poised to continue Dodgers’ bullpen recycling genealogy