Juan Soto (San Diego Padres) saved the Dominican Republic from crisis.
The Dominican Republic defeated Nicaragua 6-1 in the second round of Group D of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, on the 14th (hereinafter Korean time). On the 12th, he overcame the shock defeat against Venezuela and reported his first victory in the tournament. 1 win 1 loss. Nicaragua was virtually eliminated from the preliminaries with three losses.
The Dominican Republic suffered double damage by losing despite putting up 2022 National League Cy Young Award winner Sandy Alcantara (Miami Marlins) against Venezuela. The batting line full of major league stars only scored 6 hits and 1 run.
However, the Dominican Republic’s batting line exploded appropriately that day. Soto – Julio Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners) – Manny Machado (San Diego) – Rafael Devers (Boston Red Sox) – Elroy Jimenez (Chicago White Sox) – Wander Franco (Tampa Bay Rays) – Willy Adames (Milwaukee Blues) – Jamer The starting lineup was made with Candelario (Washington Nationals) and Francisco Mejia (Tampa Bay). 11 hits and 6 runs scored. Kim Ha-sung’s teammates Soto and Machado both hit homers.
Leadoff Soto made a big success with 2 hits (1 home run), 1 walk and 3 points in 4 at-bats. 4 hits in 9 at-bats, 0.444 batting average, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 3 runs and 1 walk in 2 games in this tournament. In San Diego spring camp, he went 8 hits in 11 at-bats, batting average of 0.727, 1 home run, 7 RBIs and 2 runs in 4 games, continuing his upward trend.
Moreover, Soto suffered a calf injury in San Diego and was unable to play many games in the exhibition game.메이저놀이터 He joined the Dominican Republic national team late but is still in good shape. A 25-year-old outfielder with enough confidence to refuse Washington’s 15-year, $440 million (approximately 574.6 billion won). He should lead the Dominican Republic in a good early stage of the competition.
Dominican Republic starting pitcher Christian Javier (Houston Astros) became the winning pitcher with 2 hits, 4 strikeouts, 1 walk and no run in 4 innings. On the other hand, Nicaragua had only 5 hits and 1 run. Starting pitcher JC Ramirez gave up 2 runs (1 earned) with 2 hits, 1 strikeout, 2 walks and 2 ⅔ innings.