Raidel Martinez (27) from Cuba of the Chunichi Dragons in the Japanese professional baseball league has continued his “average ERA” march for 토토사이트 30 consecutive games since the opening.
Martinez pitched in the ninth inning with a 4-2 lead over the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium in Japan on the 13th and recorded one scoreless inning.
He finished the game quickly with six balls. He caught Murakami, the first batter, with a ground ball to the pitcher. The next batter also handled the first pitch with a ground ball to shortstop and lightly caught two outs with two balls.
After two outs, pinch hitter Aoki finished the game with a grounder to second base for the fourth pitch in a ball count 1 ball-2 strike, securing the victory and recording a save.
Martinez, who has been playing for Chunichi since 2018, won the Central League save title with 4 wins, 3 losses, 39 saves, and a 5 hold ERA of 0.97, in 56 games last year.
He has pitched in 30 games this season, recording 1 win, 1 loss, 21 saves, 5 holds, and 0 ERA. He is ranked first in league saves. The first loss was a walk-off hit with one out and a full base against Hanshin on May 3, and he became a losing pitcher due to a defensive error.
Martinez recorded 20 saves of the season by blocking without losing a point in the ninth inning against Yakult on the 11th. 20 saves for four consecutive years since the 2020 season, which has been in full swing.
Martinez achieved 20 saves for the second time in a row after Iwase (20 saves for 11 consecutive years), who holds the record for the most saves (407 saves) in the Chunichi club’s history.
Martinez, who is 193 centimeters tall, is a fireballer. His fastball speed is 161 kilometers. The slider and splitter thrown against Aoki were 148 kilometers each.
In March, he participated in the World Baseball Classic as a Cuban national team, contributing to Cuba’s advance to the semifinals. He pitched in three games with one loss, one save and a 4.50 ERA.