Raisel Iglesias notched his 23rd save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth in Atlanta’s 2-0 blanking of the Yankees. The right-hander from the Isle of Youth also struck out a hitter and watched his ERA descend to 3.11 on the season.
Randy Arozarena and Yandy Díaz combined for four hits and two runs scored to so their part in Tampa’s 6-1 win over the Giants. Díaz who is hitting .322 on the campaign leads the American League in that category, while Arozarena is hitting a solid .286 over his last seven games.
Aroldis Chapman continues to be a force since his arrival in Texas. In last night’s ballgame, a 2-0 loss by the Rangers the lefty pitched a scoreless inning in relief in which he fanned one and only allowed a hit. The flamethrower from Holguín, Cuba has retired 84 via the strikeout in 45 ⅓ innings of relief and his last eight outings.
¡Raisel Iglesias; 180 SV's en Grandes Ligas! ¡Eh, "El Ciclón" pinero contra los Yankees en su carrera; 7.⅓ IP, 0.00 ERA, 10 SO, 6 SV's! ¿Pichers cubanos con seis o más juegos savaldos ante la novena del Bronx?
Danys Báez (9)
Raisel Iglesias (6)
Mike Fornieles (6) pic.twitter.com/NYAAnNHD50
— Drian Bernal ⚾️ / 🇨🇺🇪🇨 (@Drianrogelio) August 17, 2023
Cuban action on the night:
Jorge Soler (MIA) 3-0
Nick Fortes (MIA) 4-1*
Yordan Álvarez (HOU) 5-2,3B,2R
Johan Oviedo (PIT) 4.0IP,5H,4ER,3K, 5BB
Andy Ibáñez (DET) 2-0
Yuli Gurriel (MIA) 2-0
Nolan Arenado (STL) 4-0*
Aledmys Díaz (OAK) 5-2,R
Tristón Casas (BOS) 4-1
Raisel Iglesias (ATL) 1.0IP,0H,0ER,K
Nick Castellanos (PHI) 5-2,2(2B),RBI*
Aroldis Chapman (TEX) 1.0IP,H,0ER,K
J.P. Martínez (TEX) 1-1
Adolis García (TEX) 4-0
Luis Robert (CHW) 3-1
Yoan Moncada (CHW) 4-0
Yasmani Grandal (CHW) 4-0
Dairon Blanco (KC) 0-0,PR
Cionel Pérez (BAL) 0.1IP,H,0ER
Nick Martinez (SD) 1.0IP,0H,0ER,K*
J.D. Martínez (LAD) 2-0,RBI*