2021 Cuban National Series Final Game 4

Live Thursday April 1st, 2021 2pm EST Cuban National Series Final Game 4 via Cubadugout. Matanzas vs Granma in Cuban baseball playoff action live in HD.

Naykel Cruz truly provided relief for the Matanzas Cocodrilos in Game 3 of the Cuban National Series Final. Starter Reiner Rivero laboured through 2.1 innings and left the bases loaded. Granma failed to capitalize in the inning and the game. Because of this Matanzas staved off a 3-0 series deficit. Cruz came in and extinguished the immediate threat and went on to deliver 6.2 innings of 1 run baseball.

The Cocodrilos still have an uphill climb, but avoided disaster and now have to feel good about their chances to tie the series. The top three hitters in the Matanzas lineup each drove in a run with all of the scoring coming before the fifth inning. The teams have been evenly matched so far in the series despite how close it came to being 3-0 for Granma. The momentum feels like it has shifted enough that we are likely in for a long series.

The lone Granma run came via a Roel Santos home run. This came one day after brother Raico hit the go ahead home run for the Alazanes. With Aflreo Despaigne in Japan, Granma will have to rely heavily on the bats of the Santos brothers. Granma received some solid relief work themselves as Cesar Garcia laboured through 3.1 innings. Miguel Paradelo and Juan Perez followed and kept Matanzas from touching home plate again in the game.

Game 4 is a swing game and can be seen live Thursday April 1st, 2021 at 2pm EST via http://cubadugout.com and Youtube. I need your help to get to 1000 Youtube subscribers. 1000 subscribers is the threshold where Youtube unlocks many tools for independent content creators. Please consider subscribing, liking, sharing and commenting.

Phil Selig

Canada’s Top Expert on Cuban Baseball. I first ventured to the island in 2012 with camera in hand and captured some of the future baseball stars of the world. I have returned many times immersing myself in the game and culture. Get inside the Dugout for a unique look at Cuban Baseball.