The match Industriales-Santiago de Cuba, at Guillermon Moncada stadium, will undoubtedly meet the highest expectations at the start of the third subseries of the 57th Cuban National Baseball Series.
Both squads appear second in the standings of the recently started season, alongside Ciego de Ávila and Las Tunas, all with balance of four wins and two losses, but Industriales outperform Santiago in all three aspects of the game.
Industrials rank first in batting average with .333, followed by Granma (329) and Las Tunas (321), while Santiago´s BA is of .309, and regarding ERA, the team from the capital pitches for 3.53, while the side from eastern Cuba does it for 3.96, statistic led by Matanzas (2.82).
As for the defense, Industriales has an average of .956, one point above Santiago. The best defensive team so far is also Matanzas (991).
Today other matches are Matanzas-Cienfuegos, La Isla-Camagüey, Mayabeque-Pinar del Río, Ciego de Avila-Artemisa, Las Tunas-Holguin, Granma-Sancti Spíritus and Guantánamo-Villa Clara.
After six games, the batting leader is Mayabeque´s Michael Gonzalez, who averages .588 (10 for 17), while Yoan Moreno (Artemisa) and veteran Danel Castro (Las Tunas) appear as homerun leaders with three each.