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José Alvarado seeks his best form with Phillies

The left-hander from Caja Seca has a 1.86 ERA in his most recent 10 relief appearances.

José Alvarado He is looking to return to complete secrecy in the final innings, after what has been a start of ups and downs for the Philadelphia Phillies reliever from Zulia in 2024.

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In his first 12 appearances he left an ERA of 5.06 in 10 and a third innings of work, then combining for 1.86 in his most recent 10 relief appearances, with eight strikeouts and zero walks in 9.2 innings of work.

In addition, he has accumulated two holds and four games saved in that period; the most recent of them this Tuesday to finish shaping the ninth victory of Ranger Suárez and the 35th victory of the Phillies - by a score of 5-2 against the Rangers -, with the work of a blank chapter, with just one hit allowed and two guillotines.

Now, with that pair of prescriptions against Texas, he reached 20 in the campaign and 394 in his eight-year career in the Major Leagues, which puts him closer to four hundreds and becoming the tenth Venezuelan pitcher with at least 80 % of his relief appearances that reach that number of eliminations via strikes in his career.

Would join:

  • Francisco Rodríguez, 1.142
  • Ugueth Urbina, 814
  • Yusmeiro Petit, 767
  • Rafael Betancourt, 724
  • Juan Rincón, 469
  • Jorge Julio Tapia, 448
  • Hector Rondón, 441
  • Edward Mujica, 430
  • Felipe Rivero, 402

However, in 22 games pitched this year, José Alvarado is 1-2, has a 3.54 ERA and although he has not shown his best form on the mound, he has nine saves in nine opportunities.

Additionally, he isolates opponents with an average of .192 and WHIP of 1.03 in 20.1 innings of work, in which he also has a strikeout and walk rate per nine innings of 8.85 and 3.10, respectively.

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