Cuba is in danger of being eliminated from the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
On the 9th (Korean time), Cuba lost to Italy 3-6 after 10 matches in the first round Group A match held at Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan. Cuba suffered two consecutive losses following the previous day’s match against the Netherlands, and dark clouds hung over its advance to the quarterfinals. After winning the remaining games against Taiwan and Panama, Cuba must watch 스포츠토토 the results of other teams. In Group A, the top two teams advance to the quarterfinals, and the first and second places in Group B and the tickets for the quarterfinals will be played in a single game.
Italy, led by coach Mike Piazza, won the first match comfortably. Coach Piazza was a former catcher who worked with Park Chan-ho in the Los Angeles Dodgers of the American Professional Baseball (MLB) in the past.
From the 10th inning of overtime, the WBC starts the game right away. Start the 10th inning with a safe runner on second base. Piazza, who entered the game at 2-2, caught Cuba off guard. I ordered a surprise fake bunt for John Valentin. When the Cuban third baseman advanced defense, the runner on second base attempted to steal third base and succeeded. A safe runner became third base, and Valentin hit a timely hit in the middle of the game and scored one point. Then, with Dominic Fletcher’s timely hit, he ran away to 4-2, and with a walk and a wild throw from the pitcher, 2nd runner 2nd and 3rd base. And Nikki Lopez swept away a heavy hit at the right time.
The Netherlands, also in Group A, beat Panama 3-1 and won their second match in a row.