The $341 million (approximately 451.1 billion won) special shortstop struck the final blow. The manager, who was a major league catcher in the dugout, must have been proud.

Group D of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) has begun. Puerto Rico won the first match against Nicaragua 9-1 at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida on the 12th (Korean time). He scored 5 points in the 5th inning alone and took the chance to win, and the mound’s clean pitching was outstanding.

In the bottom of the 5th inning when Puerto Rico was tied 1-1, Cristian Vázquez (Minnesota Twins) singled out a walk with no runners out. Martin Maldonado’s (Houston Astros) hit for first and third bases. Vazquez stepped on the home base while the ball hit the first base by Francisco Lindor (New York Mets) hit the body of the first baseman and was slowly deflected. Lindor took the leadoff that day and made a big success with 2 hits, 1 RBI and 2 points in 4 at-bats.메이저놀이터

Continued 1st baseman MJ Melendez (Kansas City Royals) 2 RBIs, 2 RBIs, Emmanuel Rivera (Arizona Diamondbacks) 1 RBI, infield grounder, Javier Baez (Detroit Tigers) 1 RBI, 1 RBI, 2 RBIs, etc. Completed.

Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (Chicago Cubs) allowed 2 hits, 2 strikeouts and 1 run in 4⅔ innings. In accordance with the pitch limit (65 pitches) in the first round, he endured up to two outs in the fifth inning. The next five bullpen pitchers did not give up a run. In addition, the commander who led them was Yadier Molina, a colleague of Kim Gwang-hyun.

Molina retired at the end of the 2022 season. He is a one-club man who only played for the St. Louis Cardinals for 19 years starting in 2004. He was a great catcher representing the major leagues. He recorded a batting average of 0.277, 176 home runs, 1022 RBIs, 777 runs, and an OPS of 0.726 in 2224 games in his career.

Group D of this tournament is called the group of death. Puerto Rico will meet Venezuela on the 13th, Israel on the 14th, and the Dominican Republic on the 16th. The Dominican Republic is the strongest, but Puerto Rico and Venezuela are also considered to have formidable strength.

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