In Japan Raidel Martínez notched his fourth save of the season earlier today by striking out 2 of the 3 batters he faced in a perfect inning of relief in the Chunichi Dragons’ 7-5 win over the Yomiuri Giants at the Vantelin Dome in Nagoya .
The right-hander from Pinar del Río, Cuba is now perfect in four save opportunities out the pen and kept his ERA at 0.00. The lanky righty who saved 30 games last season ascended to third place in the Central League in that category.
In SoftBank ‘s over the Rakuten Eagles 6-3, Liván Moinelo fanned one of three batters he faced in an inning of relief to watch his earned run average fall to 3.00 on the young campaign. The talented lefty has now struck out four in three innings of work.
Ariel Martínez went 0-for-1, with a strikeout, a walk and a hit, to lower his average to .185 in Nippon Ham’s 6-2 loss to Seibu. The slugger from Matanzas has started the season in an unusual funk with his bat.
In Korea Guillermo Heredia went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the defending league champs SSG Landers loss to the NC Dinos 9-5. The outfielder is now hitting .341 and slashing .431/.523/.954 on the young season.
Top 10 2023 WBC International “Prospects” per @BaseballAmerica:— Shawn Spradling (@Shawn_Spradling) March 29, 2023
1. 🇯🇵Roki Sasaki
2. 🇯🇵Yoshinobu Yamamoto
3. 🇯🇵Munetaka Murakami
4. 🇰🇷Lee Jung-hoo
5. 🇨🇺Liván Moinelo
6. 🇨🇺Raidel Martínez
7. 🇰🇷Kang Baek-ho
8. 🇨🇺Yariel Rodríguez
9. 🇰🇷Kim Hye-seong
10.🇦🇺Mitch Neunborn pic.twitter.com/LiXxbtNslJ