Ismel Jimenez Gives Master Class in Cuban Baseball Pitching

The right pitcher of Sancti Spiritus Ismel Jimenez won Holguin team 2-0 in 52 Cuban League Baseball, and put his win-loss balance in the tournament 6-0. Jimenez, 26, and member of the Cuban preset to WBC III, gave a recital of good pitching during the nine innings of the game,

The right pitcher of Sancti Spiritus Ismel Jimenez won Holguin team 2-0 in 52 Cuban League Baseball, and put his win-loss balance in the tournament 6-0.

Jimenez, 26, and member of the Cuban preset to WBC III, gave a recital of good pitching during the nine innings of the game, giving five strikeouts, allowing just five hits, all singles, and did not walked any player.

With this performance, Jimenez lowered his ERA to 1.09, established his WHIP at 0.81 and reached his 99 national series victory, against only 38 defeats, the best win-loss average (723) of active pitchers in Cuban baseball.

This way, Santi Spiritus retained the lead in the tournament with 18 victories and only seven setbacks, one game ahead of Isla de la Juventud and Cienfuegos, who defeated 15-2 Artemisa with Yadier Pedroso, considered the best pitcher of the national league, and Granma 8-4, respectively.

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