Japan Retains Number One Ranking in Baseball

The United States earned more points than any other country in 2017 but it was not enough to surpass Japan for the number one ranking.

For the third year in a row Japan is the number one ranked country in baseball. They earned the second most points in baseball last year and now lead the United States by 244 points. Cuba remains number five place, 355 points ahead of México. 

2018 Postseason: Granma One Win From Finals

Rain delayed the playing of the semi-finals. Granma got two games in at home and beat Matanzas while the Las Tunas-Industriales was delayed by the weather and will play Game 3 tomorrow at Latinoamericano Stadium in Havana.

2018 Cuban Semifinals, Game 3:

Granma Stallions 7, Matanzas Crocodiles 2

2018 Postseason: Yera sets tone in Cuban Semifinals opening victory

As expected, Yoani Yera used his curveball in Game 1, and also his fastball, a lot, to beat the powerful Granma’s lineup.

BOXSCORE 

Yera was better and better as the game progressed, allowing only 3 hits and an earned run in 6 innings. The left handed threw 121 pitches striking out a Postseason career high of 10, while walked only one.

Yera's 10 Ks vs GRA, 4-1-2017

2018 Cuban Semifinals schedule released

The schedule for the 2018 Cuban Semifinals, has been realeased.

The first series will kick off on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 7:15 pm (EST) with Game 1 between the Matanzas Crocodiles (Mtz) and the Granma Stallions (Grm). The series could go as late as Jan. 14, if the Semifinals need a full seven games to be decided.

Cuba Begins its Baseball Postseason on January 4th

The regular phase of Cuba’s National Baseball Series has concluded in its 57th edition and everything is ready for the postseason, although we will have to wait until the New Year for the final battles for the title to begin.

At the end of the second half of the 2017-2018 season, Matanzas (60-29), Las Tunas (59-31), Industriales (51-38) and Granma (49-39) won the right to play the most coveted crown of Cuban sports, thanks to their good performances throughout the campaign.

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