Puerto Rico, led by manager Yadier Molina, the legendary catcher who dominated the major leagues, recorded the first unofficial team perfect game in the history of the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Puerto Rico defeated Israel 10-0 in the 8th inning cold game in the 2023 WBC Round 1 Group D match held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA on the 14th (Korean time).
Puerto Rico defeated Nicaragua 9-1 on the 12th and was beaten 6-9 by Venezuela the next day, but it beat Israel that day and improved its chances of advancing to the second round (quarterfinals) with 2 wins and 1 loss.
Puerto Rico seized the victory with starting pitcher José De Leon showing off 10 strikeouts in 5⅔ innings. Yaxel Rios (⅓ innings), Edwin Dyce (1 inning), and Duane Underwood Jr. (1 inning), who came to the mound after that, did not allow walks, hits, or walks, and not a single Israeli batter could step on first base. There was no
This is the first time that the WBC has team perfect since the first tournament in 2006. The WBC limits the number of pitches per game to protect pitchers,스포츠토토 making it virtually impossible for a player to have a perfect game. However, considering that achieving a team perfect game is also a rare achievement, Puerto Rican pitchers shined.
The batting line also responded to the pitchers’ good fight. He broke the Israeli mound with 11 hits. At the end of the 8th inning with a lead of 9-0, Enrique Hernandez’s timely hit at the chance for first and second base was safe, ending the game with a cold game
The favorites Dominican Republic beat Nicaragua 6-1 to claim their first victory in the tournament. On the 12th, he washed away the disappointment of being beaten 1-5 by Venezuela and made the fight to advance to the second round (quarterfinals) more interesting.
The Dominican Republic defeated Nicaragua with the explosion of the batting line, such as the home run of Manny Machado and Juan Soto, the leading hitters. On the other hand, Nicaragua was the first to be eliminated from Group D with three consecutive losses.
Group D in the 1st round of the 2023 WBC main line is regarded as the ‘group of death’. The direction of the ticket to the quarterfinals, which is given to second place, is still a mystery as there are the Dominican Republic, the favorite for the championship, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and dark horse Israel, which are full of big leaguers.