On the 22nd, the last game of the 2023 WBC semifinals will take place at Londipor Park in Miami, Florida. The U.S. beat Cuba 14-2 and awaits a Mexico-Japan winner. The final will be held on the 22nd.
Japan is the only country to advance to the 카지노semifinals in all five WBC tournaments. Baseball showed off its national power. Japan, which won two consecutive championships in 2006 and 2009 in the first year, has since stagnated. Losing 3-1 to Puerto Rico in 2013 and 2-1 to the United States in 2017 prevented them from advancing to the final.
Japan thoroughly prepared for the 2023 tournament, which resumed after six years. Early in 2021, Hideki Kuriyama, who served as the former head coach of the Nippon Ham Fighters, was placed in the command tower of the national team. The composition of the national team was also the best ever. Major leaguers Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), Yu Darvish (San Diego Padres), outfielders Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox), and Lars Nuthba (St. Louis Cardinals) participated.
In terms of grades, Japan’s strongest power is revealed. They are the only team with 5 wins undefeated. He showed off his strong pitching power in the 4th Group B preliminary round and the 8th round. Japan scored a total of 47 points and conceded 11 points in 5 matches. The goal difference is +36. In offense, Ohtani is 7 hits (0.438) in 16 at-bats, 1 home run, 8 walks, and 8 RBIs.
Against this, Mexico advanced to the semifinals with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss. It is the first semifinal since participating in the WBC. They are aiming for their first final with a dramatic 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Puerto Rico. Mexico scored 22 points and conceded 18 in 5 games. The goal difference is only +4. Mexico hit 5 home runs in 5 games in this tournament.
Randy Arrozanera (Tampa Bay Rays), who obtained Mexican citizenship as a Cuban refugee and competed as a representative, is the key to the attack. He is batting .471 (8-for-17) with one home run and nine RBIs. Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo is
For the United States, which has already advanced to the finals, the Japanese opponent is rather better. The U.S. also lost to Mexico 11-5 in the Group C qualifying round. He is on a three-game losing streak against Mexico in the WBC. The U.S. beat Japan 2-1 in the 2017 semifinal. Japan is also ahead of Mexico in terms of power. But in baseball, you have to open the lid to know.
The selection for the semifinals will be Mexican left-hander Patrick Sandoval (26, LA Angels) and Japan’s Sasaki Rocky (21, Lotte Chiba Marines). Sandoval laid the foundation for Mexico’s victory by throwing 3 innings, giving up 2 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 1 run in the Group C match against the United States. Sasaki gave up 2 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts and 1 run in 3.2 innings against the Czech Republic.