Puerto Rico’s 8th perfect cold game against Israel
Puerto Rico achieved the first ‘unofficial team perfect game’ in the history of the World Baseball Classic.
Puerto Rico, led by legendary catcher coach Yadier Molina, won a 10-0, 8th cold game victory over Israel in the 2023 WBC Round 1 Group D match held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA on the 14th (Korean time). .
Puerto Rico, who won Nicaragua 9-1 on the 12th, lost 9-6 to Venezuela on the 13th, but won their second victory by defeating Israel.
In ‘Deadly Group D’, Venezuela leads with 2 wins.
Venezuela is likely to top Group D by beating rivals Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico is expected to fight the Dominican Republic the day after tomorrow for a ticket to the quarterfinals.
First of all, I passed the first hurdle with ‘perfect pitching’.
Puerto Rican starter José De Leon allowed no runs in 5.2 innings while striking out 10 without allowing a single walk.
Yaxel Rios, Edwin Diaz, and Duane Underwood Jr. also pitched perfectly, not allowing hits or walks until the 8th inning.
MLB.com said, “The game did not take place until the ninth inning, so the official ‘Team Perfect’ record was not achieved, but Puerto Rico did not allow an opponent to go on base until the end of the game.”
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The Puerto Rican lineup attacked the Israeli lineup with 11 hits, and at the end of the 8th inning, Enrique Hernandez’s timely hit to the left in the no-out 1st and 2nd base scored one more point, completing the ‘8th inning cold game’.
After losing the first match, the ‘favourite’ Dominican Republic won the second match.
The Dominican Republic defeated Nicaragua 6-1 on the day.
The Dominican Republic scored the first run in the top of the first inning with a double from Rafael Devers to left field with two outs on first base.
In the 3rd inning with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases with a walk, Elroy Jimenez added 1 RBI with a timely hit.
In the 4th inning, the Dominican Republic ran away to 4-0 thanks to timely hits by Francisco Mejia and Julio Rodriguez, and Kim Ha-seong’s San Diego teammates Juan Soto and Manny Machado fired a celebration to solidify the victory.
Soto hit Junior Teles’ slider in the top of the 6th inning and drew a solo arch with a distance of 122m that went over the right wall. 스포츠토토
The distance of Machado’s home run was 120m.
After the game, Machado joked, “I need to do some weight training right now.”
Soto said, “Every time I wear the Dominican Republic uniform, I feel the joy of representing the country.”
On this day, pitchers from the Dominican Republic, including Christian Javier, tied the Nicaraguan batting line with five hits.
The Dominican Republic, which lost its pride to Venezuela 5-1 on the 12th, sighed with victory on the day.
Nicaragua, who suffered 3 losses, was the first to be eliminated in the first round in Group D of Death.