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As the temperature rises and the snow melts, that could only mean one thing….It’s Baseball Time Again!!
Today there were some great World Baseball Classic games.
First up was the Netherlands vs. the Dominican Republic. Which was dubbed by ESPN one of the greatest upsets in sports history, the Netherlands defeated the Dominican Republic 3-2 after scoring their 3 runs in the first inning of play. The total length of their hit in that inning would not have reached an outfielder, yet they still won against a pretty powerful and dominant Dominican team. The Dominican’s are not out, yet. The first round is a double elimination round. So they will play the loser of the Panama/Puerto Rico game, which is going on right now.
Next up today was the U.S.A. vs. Canada. USA was able to revenge their 2006 elimination loss to Canada by defeating Canada 6-5. USA had a 6-4 lead going into the 9th inning. New New York Mets closer/set-up man JJ Putz was able to shake off a towering double by Russell Martin and another double by John Votto bringing Russell Martin to earn the save in the U.S.A. opening round game against Canada.
Don’t you just love this game. 🙂