Raidel Martínez notched his twelfth save of the season on today after striking out two of the 3 batters he faced in a perfect inning of relief in the Chunichi Dragons’ 1-0 win over the DeNA Stars at the Vantelin Dome from Nagoya.
The right-hander from Pinar del Río, Cuba saved a game for the second consecutive night, also kept his ERA at 0.00 and now stands alone atop that category in the Central League. His countrymen and teammate Dayán Viciedo went 0-for-2 with a walk to lower his average to .243.
Raidel Martinez, three pitch sequence 🇨🇺
1. 99 mph fastball
2. 100 mph fastball
3. 93 mph forkball
— Yakyu Cosmopolitan (@yakyucosmo) May 26, 2023
Ariel Martinez singled in four trips to the and scored once in the Nippon Ham Fighters’ 4-3 loss to the Rakuten Eagles. His average remained at .245 and has a solid .342 OBP.
In Korea Guillermo Heredia swatted two hits in four trips to the and scored on two occasions to do his part in SSG’s 14-3 thrashing of Doosan. The Cuban outfielder is now second in the circuit with a .325 batting average.