Considering that Puerto Rico is a part of the US it amounts to beating yourself but an amazing 9th inning comeback brought the US from the brink of elimination to the Final pool of the WBC.
Now the question who do you want to play in final round Korea, Japan or Cuba? All are nasty.
On the other side of the country a sloppy first inning made the difference as Korea beat Japan to clinch their spot in the final four.
This sets up the last meaningful game of this pool tonight Japan vs Cuba at 11 p.m.
This is Cuba’s last chance to avenge their defeat of last year and their shutout by Japan earlier this round. I’ve got to give Japan the edge here.
The tune-up game between US and Venezuela this is their 3rd meeting in the tourney and it’s anybody’s game. It will be good baseball but this is the “scrubs” game. You’ve gotta be holding back your best for the one and out game this weekend.
Anyone who thought these games would be boring has been proven very wrong.