Jorge Mario Alfaro Buelvas is a Major League Baseball catcher for the San Diego Padres. He was born on June 11, 1993, in Colombia (MLB). Alfaro became a free agent in 2010 and signed with the Texas Rangers.
His arm strength was the best in the major leagues in 2018, and he had the third-best average normal time to second base of any batter in the league. Additionally, among all catchers, he possessed the fourth-best pitch-framing ability.
In the NL, he had the lowest catcher’s earned run average (ERA), and the second-best scope component per game (9.11) in the league. Even though Alfaro was the National League’s top catcher, he was also tied for the league lead in errors, passed balls, and stolen bases allowed, and he handed up the most of all catchers.
Baseball America selected him for their 2018 All-Rookie Team for the Major League Baseball.
At Petco Park on Tuesday night, the regular batting sensation arrived in the form of Jorge Alfaro, who delivered a walk-off RBI single in the 11th round that led to a victory over the D-backs by a score of 3-2.
When there was one out at the second base and Alfaro was batting, Ian Kennedy threw him a fastball and he ripped a 2-1 fastball through the shortstop hole, which drove in automatic runner Jose Azocar.
Left-handed Sean Manea delivered a great beginning pitching performance for the Padres, which was the team’s 39th quality beginning of 2022 – the most in the Major League.
The Padres scored three runs in six rounds, while Arizona was held to two runs on four hits and six strikeouts.
Because Trent Grisham was unable to make a leaping catch in center field, the ball bounced over him and toward the warning track after Jordan Luplo hit a home run inside the park in the third inning. This resulted in two runs for the other team.
The 401-foot drive that Hosmer hit was able to sweep the wall in the right central area. In point of fact, he had to escape a replay review in order to prevent the ball from being diverted on the warning track by a spectator who stretched over the wall.
After the call was made on the field, Hosmer was given credit for his fifth home run of the season, which was also his first at home against the Cubs since May 11.
Hosmer had 138 career games and 127 hitters before the 17th pitch, which was the seventh curveball he saw from Gallen. He did not hit a home run throughout this stretch.
Hosmer struck out in both of his first two at-bats against Galen, who tied a career-best with 11 strikeouts.