Liván Moinelo notched his second save of the year after not allowing any hits or runs in an inning of relief in the SoftBank Hawks 3-2 win over the Hiroshima Carpas. The left-hander from Pinar del Río, Cuba struck out a one and issued a walk during the game, his ERA improved to 1.00 on the season.
In 18 innings pitched this season the hurler has fanned 22 batters and sports a WHIP of 0.75.
Top 10 2023 WBC International “Prospects” per @BaseballAmerica:
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
— Shawn Spradling (@Shawn_Spradling) March 29, 2023
Ariel Martinez failed in three trips to the plate, but drove in a run by drawing a bases-loaded walk to help the Nippon Ham Fighters in 10-3 thrashing of the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome. The Cuban catcher saw his average drop to .246, but he increased his RBI total to 16 on the season.
Cuban action on the night:
Liván Moinelo (SH) 1.0IP,0H,0ER,K,BB
Ariel Martínez (NH) 3-0,RBI
Guillermo Heredia (SSG) 4-0
No Cuban action on the day