I’m enjoying the WBC but some of my fellow Americans might think I’m a tad unpatriotic because I simply can’t find it in me to root for the US team. Watching little countries bring down big countries has always made my heart smile. Of course, when a country like the DR has a lineup that looks like an all-star game with some future HOF talent in it, it isn’t exactly David versus Goliath, but it still tickled my fancy when Cruz crushed Miller in the 8th tonight.
Venditte doesn’t appear to be very good no matter which arm he uses.
Only in the WBC can the backup catcher on a major league team knock out the starting catcher on the same major league team. Rough way to get the starting gig.
Eric Gagne actually pitched well getting six outs. He was brought into a tough situation with the bases loaded and walked the first hitter but escaped with allowing only one runner to score. Could be a kick in the pants if Gagne really could hook up with a major league team after not pitching in the majors since 2008. Normally I’d laugh/scoff at his chances but after watching Rich Hill come back anything is possible.