Roenis Elias made his first start with the SSG Landers’ minor league squad against Samsung Lions tossing 3.2 innings, allowing four hits, no earned runs and striking out two with a his fastball staying consistently at 91 MPH.
The game was held in Gyeongsan with Elías throwing a total of 60 pitches (39 for strikes) and the Landers coming out victorious 7-2. The manager of the SSG’s second squad Lee Dae-so had this to say about the left-hander’s performance, ” Considering the wet conditions due to the rain his control was very good, as was his rhythm. His change-up kept right-handed hitters off balance and his curve was nearly unhittable.”
El zurdo @EliasRoenis hizo su 1era apertura con el equipo de ligas menores de SSG Landers ante @KBO_SamsungLion, lanzando 3.2 entradas, permitiendo 4 hits, sin carreras limpias y ponchando a 2. Su recta se mantuvo constantemente a 91 MPH durante el partido. #pelotacubana #KBO pic.twitter.com/MYGuMJMkC6
— Yusseff305 🇨🇺🇺🇲 (@yusseff305) May 19, 2023
In a major league game with the Landers Guillermo Heredia collected two hits in four at-bats and also scored a run, but his best efforts could not stave off a defeat to the Lotte Giants 7-5. Heredia leads the KBO with a .361 batting average.
Liván Moinelo allowed a scoreless hit in relief to improve his ERA to 1.50 in the SoftBank Falcons’ 5-4 win over the Seibu Lions at the Fukuoka Pay Pay Dome. In 12 innings pitched this season Moinelo has struck out batters.
Cuban action on the day:
Ariel Martínez (NH) 3-0
Liván Moinelo (SB) 1.0IP,0H,0ER
Roenis Elías (SSG) 3.2IP,4H,ER,2K*
Guillermo Heredia (SSG) 4-2,R
No Cuban action on the day