Although he took the loss, his first of the season, Yunesky Maya was dominant on the mound last night. The righty from Pinar del Río, Cuba pitched six strong innings where he only gave up one earned run and struck out four.
Monterrey scored on the Cuban via a Jan Hernández that brought in Víctor Mendoza to give the Sultanes a 1-0 victory over the Diablos Rojos.
Maya who was pitching in the Mexican League for the first time since 2019 when he was with the Saraperos de Saltillo, but this time he has started the season on a stronger note. The hurler for his part had a strong winter winning the ERA in the Dominican Winter League with the Águilas Cibaeñas.
During his time in México with Aguascalientes, Saltillo and México City has a 1-3 record with a 4.50 ERA and 16 K’s.
Cubans in the Mexican League this season:
Yoennis Yera LHP Olmecas de Tabasco
Carlos Juan Viera RHP Olmecas de Tabasco
Maikel Serrano IF-OF Olmecas de Tabasco
Roel Santos OF Olmecas de Tabasco
Raico Santos OF Olmecas de Tabasco
Luis Medina IF Pericos de Puebla
Peter O’Brien OF Pericos de Puebla
Josúan Hernández IF-OF Piratas de Campeche
Henry Urrutia 1B-DH Saraperos de Saltillo
José Miguel Fernández 1B-DH Saraperos de Saltillo
Ariel Miranda LHP Saraperos de Saltillo
Odrisamer Despaigne RHP Mariachis de Guadalajara
Dariel Álvarez OF Mariachis de Guadalajara
Yadir Drake IF-OF Leones de Yucatán
Lázaro Alonso 1B-OF Leones de Yucatán:
Onelki García LHP Leones de Yucatán:
Yoanner Negrín RHP Leones de Yucatán
Félix Pérez OF-1B Toros de Tijuana
Jesús Balaguer RHP Sultanes de Monterrey
Lázaro Blanco RHP Bravos de León
Yunesky Maya RHP Diablos Rojos de México City
Lázaro Hernández IF-OF Tigres de Quintana Roo
Albert Lara IF-OF Union Laguna Algodoneros