‘Home invincible’ Alcantara, WBC 1R ‘biggest match’ home sortie
The starting rotation for the first round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) finals in the Dominican Republic, which is evaluated as ‘ranked 0 for winning’, has been confirmed.
Various media outlets in the Dominican Republic revealed on the 7th the starting pitchers for the 1st round 4 games of the Dominican Republic, which will start on the 12th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time).토토사이트
According to this, the Dominican Republic will start its ace Sandy Alcantara (28) against Venezuela in the first game on the 12th. It seemed to be the most important match.
Next, Christian Javier (26) will play against Nicaragua on the 14th, Roanci Contreras (24) against Israel on the 15th, and Johnny Cueto (37) against Puerto Rico on the 16th.
All matches in Group D of the first round of the finals, which includes the Dominican Republic, will be held at Rondipo Park, the home stadium of the Miami Marlins, located in Miami, Florida, USA.
In other words, Alcantara climbs the mound at its home stadium. Alcantara pitched 121 innings in 16 home games last year, recording an ERA of 1.64.
However, the Dominican Republic’s problem lies not in the mound but in the batting line. After Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (24) announced his absence, Juan Soto (25) also cannot be guaranteed to participate.
Julio Rodriguez and Manny Machado are holding on, but it is difficult to fill the gap where Guerrero Jr. and Soto leave at the same time.
Even though the Dominican Republic is evaluated as the strongest power, it has won only one championship in the last three tournaments in 2013. Attention is focusing on whether the Dominican Republic can win a second title.