Among major league (MLB) clubs, the team with the most players participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) is the St. Louis Cardinals. A whopping 19 including minor leaguers. Tommy Edmund, who played for the Korean national team, also belongs to St. Louis.
The U.S. national team had a large number of pitchers and hitters. League number one third baseman Nolan Arenado, National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner Paul Goldschmidt in the 2022 season, Adam Wainwright who won 195 MLB career wins, and Miles Micholas, who won the most wins in the NL in the 2018 season (18 wins), are the protagonists. .
The U.S., which is aiming for its second WBC title, advanced to the final by winning 14-2 in the semifinal against Cuba held at Londippo Park in Miami, Florida on the 20th. On this day, players belonging to St. Louis led the victory at bat and on the mound.
Wainwright gave up 1 run in 4 innings. In the top of the first inning, he was put on full base amidst the misfortune of allowing only three hits, and he gave up a walk to fourth batter Alfredo Despine. However, he prevented additional runs by treating the follow-up hitter as ground ball-pop fly-ground ball. After that, he filled 4 innings without any additional runs until the 4th inning.
In the first appearance of the 5th inning, Micholas hit a double to Chicago White Sox big leaguer Yohan Moncada, two outs, and gave up a run after hitting consecutive hits to Erisbel Aruebarena and Andy Ibanez, but struck out Ariel Martinez in the ensuing crisis. After that, he filled 4 innings without giving up any additional runs until the 8th inning.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with 1 home run and 4 RBI. Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning to lead the game 2-1, and also hit a timely hit at the bottom of the fifth to lead 9-2. In the second at-bat in the third inning with a 3-1 lead, Arenado opened up a chance to score by hitting a hit without a runner, and contributing to widening the score by hitting a triple at the end of the fourth inning with second out and first base.
The USA won 6-2 in the first match of the first round against Great Britain. Although he scored a lot in the match against Canada, his scoring ability was low throughout the first round. However, in the quarterfinal against Venezuela on the 19th, he scored 9 points,온라인카지노 and in the match against Cuba that day, he showed off his strong firepower by scoring 6 consecutive innings for the first time in the tournament. Good news ahead of the finals. At the center were the St. Louis star hitters.