Yadiel Hernández collected two hits in five trips to the plate and knocked in two runs in Monterrey’s 6-3,2-3 double-header split with León. The outfielder from Matanzas, Cuba on hitting .289, but also augmented his RBI total to 37 on the season.
Although Yucatán fell to Monclova 6-2, Yadir Drake drove in a run in four at-bats to reach 61 runs batted in on the campaign. The “Black Panther” as he is known by the Cuban faithful saw his average fall to .353 on the season.
Peter O’Brien continues to expand on the best season of his career. Last night the Cuban-American slugger went yard for the 16th time on the season, drove in a run and scored on an occasion, but the his best efforts couldn’t prevent Puebla’s 5-3 loss Oaxaca.
— Pericos de Puebla (@Pericos_Oficial) July 27, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Odrisamer Despaigne (P) (L, 5-5) 4.2 INN, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 Hr, ERA 5.11 (Mariachis)
Yadiel Hernández (LF) 5-2, 2 RBI, K, Ave .289 (Sultanes)**
Félix Pérez (1B-LF) 3-1, BB, Ave .274 (Toros)
Roel Santos (LF) 4-1, K, Ave .311 (Olmecas)
Maikel Serrano (DH) 3-0, Ave .286 (Olmecas)
JC Escarra (1B) 5-0, Ave .270 (Algodoneros)*
Yadir Drake (1B) 4-1, RBI, 2 K, Ave .353 (Leones)
Henry Urrutia (1B) 4-0, 2 K, Ave .301 (Saraperos)
Yuniesky Larduet (LF) 4-0, Ave .271 (Piratas)
Yosmany Guerra (DH) 3-1, Ave .328 (Piratas)
Peter O´Brien (LF) 4-3, HR,R, RBI, Ave .333 (Pericos)*
Yoanner Negrín (P) (L, 6-5) 2.1 INN, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, BB, 2 K, HR, ERA 6.71 (Leones)