Venezuela continued its winning streak in the first round of the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Venezuela won a 4-1 come-from-behind victory against Nicaragua in Group D in the 1st round of the 2023 WBC held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida on the 15th (Korean time). Venezuela has won all 3 matches in the group stage. Nicaragua was eliminated in the quarterfinals after losing all four matches.
On the other line, Anthony Santander played an active role with 2 hits, 1 RBI, 1 run and 2 walks in 2 at-bats. Eugenio Suarez also led the team to victory with 2 hits and 2 RBIs in 3 at-bats.
Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez struggled a bit with 7 hits, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 2 innings. However, Jose Luis (2 innings scoreless) – Carlos Hernandez (2 innings scoreless) – Jose Quihada (1 inning scoreless) – Silvino Barzo (1 inning scoreless) – Jose Alvarado (1 inning scoreless) – the bullpen continued scoreless pitching. unfolded
Nicaragua’s starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez fought back with 2 hits and 3 strikeouts in 3 innings. However, the bullpen allowed a comeback and gave up the win. Benjamin Alegria played an active role with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, but the team’s defeat faded.
Nicaragua was the first team to take the lead. In the second inning, consecutive hits by Nolando Valle, Rodolfo Bonnet, and Juan Montes gave the team a run and a chance to load the bases, and Stephen Layton scored the first run with an RBI.
The Venezuelan batting line, which had been quiet, exploded four times. Leading batter Luis Arares walked out, and Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a ground ball to the third baseman and the lead runner was caught, but he advanced to second base with a stolen base. Anthony Santander’s walk led to a chance with 2 out, 1st and 2nd base, and Andres Jimenez hit a timely 1 RBI to tie the game. Then, Eugenio Suárez turned the game around with two RBIs and a timely hit.메이저놀이터
In Venezuela, Jose Altuve walked with a walk in the fifth inning, and Santander scored a run and a double to seal the game.