The current season’s Pitcher of the Year was scheduled to face Águilas Cibaeñas at the Cibao Stadium on Sunday.
The Tigres del Licey they continue to face a delicate situation despite being in second place in the semi-final leaderboard LIDOM. Your best pitcher, Cesar Valdez, has been added to the health protocol by COVID-19, hours before his match against Aguilas Cibaeñas at the Cibao Stadium. Joins Yermin mercedes as one of the most prominent players of the group that are in the aforementioned list.
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It is the second time in two years that Valdez enters the health protocol, after during the Final Series last season as a reinforcement of Giants of the Cibao he had to join it.
Valdez has been an extremely successful pitcher against Aguilas Cibaeñas and also pulling in the Cibao Stadium. Since the 2016-17 season, he has pitched in seven games at the home of the Yellows (between regular season and postseason), compiling 25.1 innings of work where they have batted .169, while he has struck out 25, awarded five bases. per ball and allowed three earned runs (five total), for a 1.07 ERA. Additionally, he has an average walks and hits per inning pitched (WHIP) of 0.79 in that scenario.
During the current season, Valdez became the fourth pitcher in the history of LIDOM in reaching the “Triple Crown“As he finished with five wins, a 1.51 ERA and 46 strikeouts, which led him to become the Pitcher of the Year Y Most valuable Player of the regular season.
At Round robin of the current season he has had two presentations in which he has thrown 13.1 innings, keeping opposing batters at a batting average of .208, while his ERA is 2.02 and his WHIP is 0.98. However, he was punished by Giants of the Cibao and lost his first postseason game since the 2010-11 campaign, when he was a member of the Lions of the Chosen One.