Ariel Martinez hit his third home run of the season his only hit in 4 at-bats on the night. The slugger also drove in two runs to power the Nippon Ham Fighters to win 6-3 over the SoftBank Falcons at the Fukuoka Pay Pay Dome.
The native of Matanzas, went yard for the second time in three games, his average stayed at .254 and raised his RBI total to eight on the campaign.
In other notes Dayan Viciedo was once again sent down to the minors by the Chunichi Dragons. This marks the second time this season he was sent down to the minors and in 15 games with the big club he was hitting .236 on the campaign.
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In the minors with Chunichi Pedro Revilla went 0-for-4 in Chunichi’s 3-1 win over Orix’s second team. The slugging first baseman has really struggled in the Nippon minors the season hitting a paltry .185 in 18 games with the second club. A once prized prospect looks to be falling out of favor.
Although he didn’t factor in the decision in Rakuten’s 4-3 loss to Wei Chaun. The righty hurled 5 ⅓ innings where he gave up two earned runs via three hits and struck out two. His ERA ascended to 2.95 on the season and he still sports a sterling 1.09 WHIP.
There was no Cuban action in Korea on the evening with Guillermo Heredia curiously sitting out his second game in a row. The Cuban Baseball Digest will be updating the outfielder’s situation in the near future.