Venezuela defeated the Dominican Republic in a confrontation between the ‘luxury members’ of the American professional baseball major leagues.
Venezuela defeated the Dominican Republic 5-1 in the first round of the World Baseball Classic Group D finals, which began today (12th) at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA.
Los Angeles Dodgers veteran outfielder David Peralta led the way in Venezuela’s victory.
Peralta, who played as the 9th batter, scored 2 RBIs in the bottom of the 4th inning with two outs full base in a 1-1 match, followed by a right-handed hit with 1 RBI from the 1st base in the 6th inning, with 2 hits and 3 RBIs in 3 at-bats. I swung a blow.
Venezuela’s Anthony Santander (Baltimore Orioles) and Eugenio Suárez (Seattle Mariners) scored 4-1 at the end of the 8th inning with a triple and a right-handed hit, respectively, and scored a wedge.
Dominican Republic starter Sandy Alcantara, who received the National League Cy Young award last year, fell short of expectations by allowing 5 hits and 3 runs in 3⅔innings.
With Juan Soto, Manny Machado (San Diego Padres), Teosca Hernandez (Seattle), and Rafael Devers (Boston Red Sox), the Dominican Republic suffered a loss with six sporadic hits.
The Dominican Republic was sluggish with no hits in 12 at-bats in scoring range, with batters 3 to 5 ending up with no hits in 12 at-bats.
In the first Group D match held earlier at the same venue, Puerto Rico defeated Nicaragua 9-1.
Puerto Rico, whose lineup was dominated by MLB stars, scored one run with an infield hit by Francisco Lindor (New York Mets) from first baseman in the bottom of the 5th inning, one-out with a walk and a hit, which was 1-1. The Boston Red Sox) continued their chance to top the bases with a left-handed hit.
Then, MJ Melendez (Kansas City Royals)’s 2 RBIs, a timely hit, Emmanuel Rivera (Arizona Diamondbacks)’s ground ball, and Javier Baez’s (Detroit Tigers)’s right-handed hit, added 4 more points and ran away to 6-1, winning the game. Got it.
Marcus Stroman (Chicago Cubs), who took the mound as Puerto Rico’s starter, fought back with one run in 4⅔innings.
Puerto Rican players drew attention by dyeing their hair blonde twice in a row following the previous tournament, the 4th in 2017.
In 2017, with the intention of winning the championship, dyeing it blonde, the color of a gold medal, became very popular among residents of Puerto Rico, a self-governing United States.
As the Puerto Rico national team became popular enough to be called the blonde team (Team Rubio) locally, the players dyed their hair golden again.
Puerto Rico is a strong team with back-to-back runner-up finishes in the 2013 and 2017 WBC.
Colombia won 5-4 after 10 overtime matches in the first leg of Group C against Mexico held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.먹튀검증
In this tournament, if a winner is not decided in regular innings (9 innings), a match-up will be held from the beginning of the 10th inning with a runner on second base to attack.
In the top of the 10th inning, Colombia’s lead hitter Elias Dias sent a runner to third base with a fly ball from right field.
On the first and third bases of the two outs, which were followed by an infield hit by the follow-up batter, Colombia scored a valuable run due to a catch error by Mexican shortstop Luis Urias.
At the end of the 10th inning of overtime, Colombia’s pitcher Guillermo Suniga, who threw a fast ball approaching 161 km/h, fell to his knees with a one-run lead as three batters withdrew with two strikeouts and a fly ball.
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Julio Urias, who started in Mexico, struck out six in five innings, but allowed three runs, including a left-handed two-run homer to Reynaldo Rodriguez in the fifth.