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WBC: Dominican Republic vs Puerto Rico Pitching Match Up

WBC: Dominican Republic vs Puerto Rico Pitching Match Up

The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico head into their game today both with perfect 2-0 records. Both teams are already secured a sport in Round 2, but today’s game will determine the seeding going forward. So who will get the start on the hill?

Dominican Republic

Wandy Rodriguez will get the start for the Dominican on Sunday. Rodriguez spent the 2012 season with the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates compiling a 12-13 mark. He has spent eight seasons in the big leagues compiling a career 4.03 ERA.

This will be his debut for the Dominican Republic in the WBC.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico will counter with Orlando Roman. The 34-year old right-handed starter spent the 2012 season with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan.

He spent 12 seasons in the minor leagues before moving on to pitch overseas. In 2011, he pitched in the CPBL (Chinese Taipei) for the Brother Elephants winning 16 games and being named the pitcher of the year.

This is his third WBC playing for Puerto Rico. He made one appearance in 2006 pitching 0.2 innings without allowing a run. In 2009, he gave up one hit and struck out two in one inning of work.

About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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