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WBC: Dominican Republic vs Netherlands Pitching Match Up

WBC: Dominican Republic vs Netherlands Pitching Match Up

The Dominican Republic is looking for a little revenge on Monday night in the World Baseball Classic. In 2009, the Netherlands bounced the Dominican out of the first round after upsetting them twice. This go around the teams are much different. But who will they both be starting on Monday?

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic will give Edinson Volquez the start. He has made two starts so far in the WBC. His first start came against Venezuela where he only pitched one inning due to a 50-minute rain delay. His next start came against Italy. In that start he pitched 4.1 innings but struggled at the start.

In the first inning against Italy, he walked the first three hitters. He would go on to give up four runs in the first inning but settled down after that.

He will look to have a strong start in this game against a very good hitting Netherlands team.


The Dutch are starting their top starter on Monday, Diegomar Markwell.

Markwell has won both of his starts and pitched a total of 10 innings so far. Over those 10 innings he has giving up one run for an ERA of 0.90. He has done a great job getting ground ball outs and keeping the ball in the park. He will need to do more of that on Monday if he hopes to keep the Dutch in the game.

The left-handed pitches is the cousin of teammate Andruw Jones. After spending a few years in the minor leagues, Markwell has done quite well in the leagues of Europe.

In 2012, he pitched in the Dutch Major League as was brilliant. He compiled an 11-1 record and an ERA of just 1.34 pitching in just over 80 innings for the Neptunus Rotterdam.

So far he has beaten South Korea and Cuba and now turns his sights toward the Dominican Republic.

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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