USA advances to semifinals of World Baseball Classic

USA advances to semifinals of World Baseball Classic

19 March 2017

Team USA advances to the semifinals with a 6-3 defeat of the defending champion Dominican Republic. It was an instant classic, and the first time the USA has beaten the DR in the World Baseball Classic. It didn’t start well for Team USA falling behind 2-0 after an inning of play. Brandon Crawford didn’t help […]

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WBC: USA comes up short; Puerto Rico advances to semifinals

WBC: USA comes up short; Puerto Rico advances to semifinals

18 March 2017

An late rally was not enough to overcome a huge error for Team USA as Puerto Rico advances to semifinals of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Puerto Rico is looking to do one better than its runner-up finish in the 2013 WBC, and now they have their chance. Team USA and Marcus Stroman came out […]

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Tiebreaker Rules at World Baseball Classic make for exciting times

Tiebreaker Rules at World Baseball Classic make for exciting times

17 March 2017

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, […]

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WBC: Dominican Republic downs Venezuela 3-0

WBC: Dominican Republic downs Venezuela 3-0

17 March 2017

Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela: DR Stays Alive at the WBC The Dominican Republic bounced back after its first loss at a World Baseball Classic since 2009 with a 3-0 win over Venezuela. The win puts the Dominican Republic back in the hunt for a semifinal birth, but then thanks to the tiebreaker system so is […]

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WBC: USA defeats Venezuela using a pair of homers in the 8th inning

WBC: USA defeats Venezuela using a pair of homers in the 8th inning

16 March 2017

In a match up full of MLB All-Stars using a 3-run 8th inning to mount a comeback in yet one more exciting game during the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Team USA defeats Venezuela Felix Hernandez did just what everyone thought he would do. He shut down the USA bats for 5.0 innings of shutout ball. He […]

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Adrian Gonzalez Slams WBC over botched tiebreaker decision

Adrian Gonzalez Slams WBC over botched tiebreaker decision

16 March 2017

The only real negative news coming out of the World Baseball Classic comes to us from Los Angeles as Adrian Gonzalez slams WBC. I get it. He was upset over what happened in Jalisco when the tournament officials misinformed some others that Mexico had made it into the tiebreaker game. But here is the thing, […]

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WBC: Japan and Netherlands advance to semifinals

WBC: Japan and Netherlands advance to semifinals

15 March 2017

Japan and Netherlands advance to semifinals in Los Angeles at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Netherlands 14, Cuba 1 The Netherlands jumped on Cuba early and often scoring multiple runs in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th inning en route to a 14-1 drubbing that ended after 7 innings due to the run rule. The Dutch hit […]

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WBC: Puerto Rico defeated Dominican Republic led by Yadier Molina

WBC: Puerto Rico defeated Dominican Republic led by Yadier Molina

15 March 2017

In the battle between two of the hottest teams in Pool F in San Diego, Puerto Rico defeated Dominican Republic 3-1 handing the Dominican its first loss dating back to the 2009 World Baseball Classic. In a rematch of the 2013 Championship, Puerto Rico rewrote the ending led by the ageless Yadier Molina. Molina did […]

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How have our World Baseball Classic predictions been so far?

How have our World Baseball Classic predictions been so far?

14 March 2017

Back just before the start of the tournament, we made 2017 World Baseball Classic predictions. Today we want to take a look at how those are going and perhaps make some updates on Round 2. Pool A We predicted the Netherlands and South Korea would make it out of Pool A. We were half wrong. We […]

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WBC: Japan defeats Cuba with help from error

WBC: Japan defeats Cuba with help from error

14 March 2017

Japan defeats Cuba in a thriller in Tokyo. The game was tied at 5 in the bottom of the 8th inning when a simple play turned more difficult than expected resulting in an error by first baseman Willian Saavedra as he could not come up with a throw from shortstop Alexander Ayala. The error allowed […]

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WBC: Mexico Snubbed; Venezuela defeats Italy in Tiebreaker

WBC: Mexico Snubbed; Venezuela defeats Italy in Tiebreaker

14 March 2017

After a controversial situation went down on early Monday morning leaving Mexico out of Round 2, Venezuela defeats Italy in the only tiebreaker game of Round 1. I will not get into the whole scenario with Mexico and why they did not make Round 2, or at least have a chance in the tiebreaker game. Instead […]

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Japan Defeats Netherlands in 11 at World Baseball Classic

Japan Defeats Netherlands in 11 at World Baseball Classic

12 March 2017

Japan Wins Extra Inning Affair Against Netherlands Every time Japan scored, the Netherlands answered except one as Japan defeats Netherlands in extra innings. Japan jumped into the lead in the top of the 2nd inning with a sacrifice fly from Shogo Akiyama. But in the bottom half of the inning the Dutch scored one of […]

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Israel upsets Cuba at 2017 World Baseball Classic

Israel upsets Cuba at 2017 World Baseball Classic

12 March 2017

Israel upset Cuba 4-1 at the 2017 World Baseball Classic on Saturday at the Tokyo Dome. Israel just continued to roll with good pitching and timely hitting, just how they did in Seoul going 3-0 in Pool A to make it to Round 2. Cuba 1, Israel 4 Cuba jumped out on top in the […]

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WBC: Dominican Republic shocks USA with 7 run rally

WBC: Dominican Republic shocks USA with 7 run rally

11 March 2017

There was no joy in Miami as the mighty Miller gave up a 3-run blast to Nelson Cruz and the Dominican Republic shocks USA. Well no joy unless you are rooting for the Dominican Republic, who so far look like the best team in the tournament with all due respect to Japan. USA 5, Dominican Republic […]

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WBC Pool C: Team USA with Walk-Off Win

WBC Pool C: Team USA with Walk-Off Win

11 March 2017

The Dominican Republic pounds Canada; Team USA walk-off win. Pool C in Miami, Florida began on Thursday in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Participating in the pool will be the USA, Canada, Dominican Republic, and Colombia. The Dominican Republic is the defending WBC champion after going undefeated in 2013. Canada 2, Dominican Republic 9 The […]

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WBC: Pool E Preview from Tokyo

WBC: Pool E Preview from Tokyo

11 March 2017

As Round 1 finishes up in North America, Round 2 begins in Asia at the 2017 World Baseball Classic and we are here with a Pool E Preview from Tokyo. Pool E consists of the top two finishers in Pools A and B from Seoul and Tokyo. In Pool A, Israel shocked everyone by going […]

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Australia Misses Opportunity; Japan Improves to 2-0 at WBC

Australia Misses Opportunity; Japan Improves to 2-0 at WBC

08 March 2017

Australia misses opportunity; Japan improves to 2-0 Australia jumped out to a 1-0 lead on an Allan de San Miguel homer in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Even San Miguel wasn’t sure it was out of the park as he stopped at 2nd base looking around for what happened. Tim Atherton pitched well for […]

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Netherlands Walk Off with Win Against Chinese Taipei

Netherlands Walk Off with Win Against Chinese Taipei

08 March 2017

Netherlands Walk Off with Win and Walk into Round 2 The Netherlands got the scoring started in the 2nd inning. Wladimir Balentien singled to start the inning. After a fly out from Jonathan Schoop, Didi Gregorius just missed a home run lining a double off the right field wall that put runners at 2nd and […]

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WBC: China falls to Cuba in Pool B

WBC: China falls to Cuba in Pool B

08 March 2017

China falls to Cuba in Tokyo China struggled at the plate collecting just a single hit against Cuba at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Bruce Chen pitched well for China, but only lasted 2.2 innings due to pitch count limits. And once Chen was out, the hitting really began for Cuba. Xia Luo came on […]

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Team China Preview: 2017 World Baseball Classic

Team China Preview: 2017 World Baseball Classic

07 March 2017

Team China Preview: 2017 World Baseball Classic There has been no player of Chinese birth and ethnicity to make the Major Leagues. Only one player born in China has played at that level, and he was the son of missionaries in China. That would be Harry Kingman who played a few games in 1914 for […]

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Netherlands downs South Korea at WBC

07 March 2017

The Netherlands downs South Korea at WBC Jumping out to an early lead, the Netherlands downs South Korea in Pool A at the WBC. Andrelton Simmons led off the game with a single to left coming around to score on a 2-run shot from Jurickson Profar. With the quick lead, the Netherlands really took the […]

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Israel Routes Chinese Taipei at World Baseball Classic

Israel Routes Chinese Taipei at World Baseball Classic

07 March 2017

Israel routes Chinese Taipei Israel blasted Chinese Taipei in Game 2 of Pool A in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Team Israel jumped out to a 4-0 lead after half an inning. Sam Fuld led off the game with a single to right. Ty Kelly followed him up with a long double off the right […]

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WBC: Japan vs Cuba Game 1 Pool B Preview

WBC: Japan vs Cuba Game 1 Pool B Preview

06 March 2017

Pool B in the 2017 World Baseball Classic will get kicked off on Tuesday with Japan vs Cuba. Two of the favorites not only in Pool B, but to win the tournament, will face off with each other in a rematch of the 2006 World Baseball Classic Championship match. Japan is looking to get back […]

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WBC: South Korea vs Netherlands Game 3 Pool A Preview

WBC: South Korea vs Netherlands Game 3 Pool A Preview

06 March 2017

Following their 2-1 loss to Israel, South Korea vs Netherlands will be Game 3 of Pool A of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. It will be the first game for the Dutch who now look to put Korea in a deep hole that they might not be able to get out of. South Korea, ranked no. […]

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Polls

Who will win the 2017 World Baseball Classic?

  • Puerto Rico (31%, 27 Votes)
  • Dominican Republic (13%, 11 Votes)
  • USA (13%, 11 Votes)
  • Mexico (11%, 10 Votes)
  • Other (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Cuba (8%, 7 Votes)
  • Venezuela (6%, 5 Votes)
  • Netherlands (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Japan (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Chinese Taipei (1%, 1 Votes)
  • South Korea (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Canada (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 88

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