Puerto Rico won their first World Baseball Classic (WBC) Group D match.
Puerto Torino won 9-1 in the first game against Nicaragua held at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida on the 12th (Korean time).
On this day, Puerto Rico drove in 11 hits and scored 9 runs. Four hitters, including Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez, led the offense with multi-hits.
He made a big inning in the bottom of the 5th inning. In the top of the 5th inning, when Elian Miranda allowed a home run to tie the game, he immediately counterattacked.
In the 1st out 1st and 3rd base opportunities, Lindor scored a runaway with an infield hit to the first baseman, and in the continued 1st baseman opportunity, MJ Melendez’s hit ball landed in front of the center fielder, resulting in 2 RBIs.
Then, Emmanuel Rivera’s ground ball in front of the pitcher and Baez’s right-handed hit came out one after another, and they ran away to 6-1.안전놀이터
In the 7th inning, Neftali Soto on 2nd, 2nd and 3rd base made a defensive mistake by the opponent’s third baseman at bat, and Christian Vazquez’s heavy hit in the following opportunity to add 3 runs, breaking the opponent’s will to pursue.
Puerto Rico starter Marcus Stroman laid the foundation for victory by pitching well with 2 hits, 1 home run, 2 strikeouts and 1 run in 4 2/3 innings.
Nicaraguan starter Carlos Rodriguez also had a good fight, giving up 1 run on 2 hits and 1 walk in 4 innings.
JC Ramirez (1/3 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 4 runs) and Erasmo Ramirez (2/3 innings, 2 hits, 1 run), who took the mound afterwards, had a rough day.