Excitement is still alive thanks to the tiebreaker rules at the World Baseball Classic.
In Pool F in San Diego, everyone is still alive for a semifinal birth in Los Angeles.
Current Pool F Standings:
- United States 1-0
- Puerto Rico 1-0
- Dominican Republic 1-1
- Venezuela 0-2
Even without a win so far Venezuela is still alive, although they need a lot more help than others. There are 3 games remaining in the round robin pool play.
Remaining Schedule Pool F:
Friday March 17th 10 PM EDT
USA vs Puerto Rico
Saturday Marth 18th 3:30 PM EDT
Puerto Rico vs Venezula
Saturday March 19th 10 PM EST
USA vs Dominican Republic
Sunday March 20th 6 PM EDT
Now I know just looking at this does not give you a clear picture of what might and can happen over the next 2 days of play. But thanks to Michael Liu and Twitter (follow him @liuchiahow), he has come up with this great little chart on what could happen. Of course this does not go into the tiebreaker rules of runs allowed, blah, blah, blah. But it is a little too early to get into all of that. Just look at what happened to Mexico when you do that prematurely.
What about some game theory? No, really.
Updated Pool F chart after DR ?? win.
— Michael Liu (@liuchiahow) March 17, 2017
So no matter what happens over the next 2 days of play, it is going to be exciting just like the rest of this WBC. You can catch all the action on MLB Network, MLB.tv, or ESPN Deportes. These last 2 days of Pool F are going to be exciting ones that I wouldn’t want to miss if I were you.
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.