Yoan Moncada CONNECTED 1st home run Team Cuba
The figure of Yoan Moncada is, together with that of Luis Robert, the most publicized of the Cuba Team at the World Classic. During his first game with the selection of the four letters, he was in good shape, with two hits in two turns and a ticket.
Already in the second preparatory match, the last of the national team that will debut on March 8 against the Netherlands, he received a ticket in his first turn at bat.
But in the top of the third, with a count of three balls and one strike and with Andy Ibáñez in first for a hit, Yoan Moncada took advantage of a delivery in the zone and sent the ball traveling between right and center beyond the fence to break the party cellophane.
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The way Moncada looks is very hopeful. Since his arrival in Taiwan he hasn’t missed a single at-bat, going 3-for-3 with a pair of walks. His only extra-base hit was the aforementioned home run.
Yoan Moncada and Andy Ibáñez, the best of the MLB
Along with Yoan Moncada, another of those who has shone on offense since his arrival is Andy Ibáñez from La Pineda. The waiter from the Isla de la Juventud batted 3-2 during the first game and until the closing of this note he had 2-2 in the second game. He adding four hits in five shifts for an excellent average of .800.
Another MLB that saw action in the clash was the starter Roenis Elías. Who didn’t allow runs in one inning even though they hit him. Luis Miguel Romero also made his debut, also without runs in one inning.
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Among the hitters, Luis Robert and Yoenis Céspedes had two misses in two turns and Lorenzo Quintana hit a single in one turn.
Until the closing of this note, the clash was going 2×0 in favor of Cuba over the CTBC Brother when the bottom of the fourth inning was played.
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