a silver medalist for Team USA at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. after making two tournament starts, led Team USA in innings pitched with 11.
Additionally, he doubled the following pitcher in strikeouts with 16 to lead the squad.
After starting against Korea in the Group B finals and allowing back-to-back singles and a run, N. Martínez struck out 13 of the next 14 batters he saw.
Including the side in the third inning for three of his nine punch outs, helping equal the U.S. Olympic record for strikeouts in a game with 14.
Against Japan in the gold medal game, he got the start and had a good performance for the United States, limiting Japan to only one run.
In six innings of work, he completed with seven strikeouts while allowing five hits and one run.
At home in Japan, N. Martínez Pitches US Over South Korea
As soon as N. Martínez stepped onto the mound, he felt at home since it was.
After pitching the United States to a 4-2 victory over South Korea and recording nine strikeouts over five innings, he commented, “Felt comfortable the whole game.
N. Martínez (1-0), a right-hander who turns 31 on Thursday, gave up one run and four hits.
He played with Texas from 2014 to 2017, going 17–30, and after the Rangers repeatedly relegated him to Triple-A, he signed with the Hokkaido Nippon–Ham Fighters of the Pacific League.
He switched teams this year and is 7-2 with a 2.03 ERA for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.
Nippon Professional Baseball and the Korean league both suspended play.
While Major League Baseball refused to let players from its 40-man roster to compete in the Olympics and many organisations prohibited their top prospects from doing so (KPO).
Fordham’s N. Martínez Medals at 2020 Olympic Games
August 7, 2021, Tokyo, Japan With his contribution to Team USA’s silver medal finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Former Fordham baseball pitcher N. Martínez joined a select group of Ram alumni and became the fifth Ram to win an Olympic medal.
This came after Team USA’s 2-0 loss to host Japan in the baseball game for the gold medal.
N. Martínez victory makes history by becoming the first Ram to win multiple medals at the same Olympics.
Earlier in these Games, former Fordham rower Fiona Murtagh won bronze with Ireland’s coxless four.
N. Martínez started for Team USA in the gold medal game and had a strong outing against Japan, giving up just one run on five hits and striking out seven batters in six innings of work.
N. Martínez pitched in two starts during the course of the competition, going a combined 11 innings with 16 strikeouts and just two runs allowed.
American pitcher N. Martínez, who plays for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball, was born on August 5, 1990.
(MLB). Prior to this, he played for the Texas Rangers, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, and Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Major League Baseball (NPB).