Venezuela Dominica and Puerto Rico are overpowered
Venezuela will take the lead in the “Group of Death.”
Venezuela beat Puerto Rico 9-6 in the first round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida on the 13th (Korea time).
Group D, which includes Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Israel, and Nicaragua, is considered the group of 2023 deaths.
Venezuela, which beat the Dominican Republic, the “candidate to win” the previous day, took the lead with two wins and no losses, defeating Puerto Rico, the “strong team.”
Puerto Rico, which beat Nicaragua in the first leg, failed to continue its momentum and recorded one win and one loss.
It was a very close shave.
Venezuela drove in four runs in the top of the first inning to lead the flow at once.
With one out and runners on first and second base, Salvador Perez hit a timely right-handed hit to Puerto Rico starter Jose Berrios to score the first run. Subsequent Anthony Santander hit Berrios’ first pitch slub and hit a three-run shot over the right-center fence.
Venezuela, which ran away 4-0, added three more runs with a home run in the second inning 파워볼
This time, Perez shot a three-point left-center run against changed pitcher Fernando Cruz with one out and runners on first and third base. The tide has gone completely to Venezuela.
Puerto Rico scored four runs in the sixth inning with Enrique Hernandez, Emmanuel Rivera’s timely hit, and Eddie Rosario’s sacrifice fly, but it was not enough to turn the game around.
Perez had four hits, five RBIs and three runs in four at-bats, including a three-run homer.
Berrios, who is also a teammate of Toronto Blue Jays’ Ryu Hyun-jin, collapsed with five hits (one home run), two walks, one strikeout, six runs and five earned runs in one inning.
In the previous Group C match, Israel came from behind to beat Nicaragua 3-1.
Israel won its first game of the tournament, while Nicaragua lost two games.
Israel swept three runs in the eighth inning when it was being dragged 0-1.
Spencer Horwitz hit a timely hit to the left with one out and runners on first and second base, and Garrett Stubbs hit a timely double with two outs and a full base to turn the game around.
Robert Stock, who played for the Doosan Bears in the KBO League last year, came out as an Israeli closer in the ninth inning and blocked one inning with a three-out walk and kept the victory.