Jose Herrera (Peru)

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José Herrera

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

Biographical Information[edit]

José Herrera has pitched for the Peruvian national team.

Herrera was born in Venezuela but moved to Peru (where his father was from) when conditions deteriorated in Venezuela. [1] He became a Peruvian citizen and appeared for Peru's team in the 2019 Pan American Games. In fact, he was the first reliever for Peru in a Pan American Games (they had never appeared in the Pan Am Games before) when he relieved Ken Ishihara in the opener against the Dominican national team with a surprisingly close 3-1 deficit in the 7th, one on and two outs. He ran into trouble, walking Garabez Rosa and then throwing a wild pitch before serving up a 3-run homer to former MLB starter Ronny Paulino. He walked Willy García but retired ex-big leaguer Miguel Gómez to end the frame. In the 8th, he retired another former major leaguer, Argelis Inoa. Diego Goris doubled but Audry Pérez grounded out and John Mora was retired as well. In the 9th, he walked Osvaldo Abreu and Rosa singled; Kevin Yamamoto relieved and both runners would score and be charged to Herrera. In his other appearance, he relieved Alonso Tenya with two outs, the bases loaded and down 7-0 in the 5th against Bronze Medal-bound Nicaragua. He walked Dwight Britton to make it 8-0 and threw a wild pitch to make it 9-0 before being replaced by Jorge Sivirichi. His 33.75 ERA was not Peru's highest for the event; three pitchers were higher; his 6.00 WHIP was not highest either as Yamamoto was higher. [2]