What does a kangaroo taste like?

Pushed by earthly and divine sources and pushing themselves to what they lacked in the first two games: hitting, the Cuban team will face Australia at dawn on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the fifth World Baseball Classic.

All combinations were given to clear the way for them and Team Asere, as they are called on digital social media, set their goal with a tree and motivation to dream of another historic performance.

At the end of the preliminary round, the team signed an offensive line (AVE/OBP/SLU) at 0.3197.390/0.454, reinforced 21 of the 66 runners in scoring position, struck out 23 and received 15 tickets, according to the data provided. from headquarters by statistician Carlos del Pino.

Plays with the whole family “team asere”. Photo: Yuki Oboshi

Individually, Erisbel Arrubarrena (14-5, 1HR, 3CI), Yadir Drake (15-7, the one with the most hits), two tubes and 2CI, Ioan Moncada (17-6, two doubles) had the best results. , 1HR, 5CI), Yadil Mujica (12-6, two doubles and 6CI, team leader in tows) and Captain Alfredo Despaigne (14-6, three tubes and 3CI).

With such an overflow into the attack, the serve and defense were not so tense in the decisive fights. The staff completed a 3.25 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 38 strikeouts and 10 walks.

Yariel Rodriguez (4.0 INN, 3H, 6K and 1BB) and Roenis Elias (5.0INN, 2H, 3K and 1BB) signed the best starts.

Out of the bullpen, the highest praise goes to Miguel Romero (6.2 IH, 4H, 10 strikeouts, zero BB! and no missed runs in three key performances, one of which ended in a personal victory).

The defense posted a high .993 GPA after committing one fault in 140 sets. Five stolen bases in six attempts is not a good number, but it was known in advance that this would be one of the weak points of the team.

But the numbers don’t tell the whole story. The motivation of Team Asere is very high, and in a short tournament this variable has a strong influence on the result.

Two games were played with Australia in the Classics. Cuba won on both occasions with decisive home runs in between. In 2009 Yosvani Perasa sounded like the new spade that lifted the final score 5:4 and in 2017 Despain was sentenced to a 4:3 clash with Grand slam tournaments.

Now, a team from the island-continent acted as an escort to undefeated Japan in Group B, leaving Korea, who went through three classic matches in a row without surviving the first round.

And, comparing payrolls, it doesn’t look like the kangaroos are going to make a good jump in third.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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