Jueves, 23 Marcha, 2017

Team USA Takes Down Team Dominican Republic

United States' Eric Hosmer celebrates with teammates after scoring on a two-run double by Andrew Mc Cutchen during the eighth inning of a second-round World Baseball Classic baseball game against the Dominican Republic on Saturday Team USA tells Rays' pitcher Chris Archer that he isn't needed
Montrelle Montesinos | 21 Marcha, 2017, 02:56

Puerto Rico has been a juggernaut in this tournament, led by veterans such as Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran.

The Netherlands and Puerto Rico will face off against one another at 9:00 PM ET in order to earn a trip to the WBC title game on Wednesday against the victor of the Japan-USA game, which will be played on Tuesday.

HollywoodLifers, who do you think will be winning this epic semifinal game?

Marcus Stroman is scheduled to pitch for the United States of America on Wednesday.

Pitching last season for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League, van den Hurk compiled a solid 3.84 ERA with 92 strikeouts, and just 15 walks in 82 innings pitched. Both games start at 9 p.m. ET. Central time at Dodger Stadium and will be televised on the MLB Network. Waiting for the victor of this game will be either the United States of America or Japan who will be playing in the second semifinal game on March 21st also at 9pm EST at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.

Jorge Lopez will start for Puerto Rico. They'll play Team Japan in the semifinals on Tuesday evening. It took the Puerto Rico team only 3 opening games to bang 29 runs across home plate. The right-hander returned to the Rays this past week and pitched Thursday in a minor league game as part of a plan to keep him on track to potentially pitch again for the U.S.

While Archer didn't provide much in terms of innings, he set the tone for the Americans' run to Los Angeles, site of the semifinals and championship game from March 20-22. Watch every out of this huge Semifinal game online here!

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