Is Venezuela the protagonist of the group of death?
Venezuela won 4-1 in the third match against Nicaragua in Group D of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Londipou Park in Miami, Florida on the 15th (hereinafter Korean time). With three consecutive wins, it was virtually confirmed to advance to the quarterfinals. On the other hand, Nicaragua was eliminated with three straight losses.
Venezuela’s starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (Detroit Tigers) allowed 7 hits, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 2 innings. He gave up a lot of hits, but endured with minimal runs. Subsequently, five pitchers got four hits, but the team completed the victory without giving up a run.예스벳 토토
In the other lineup, Eugenio Suarez (Seattle Mariners), who started as third baseman No. 7, stood out. In the bottom of the 4th inning, with one out and 1st and 2nd bases, Andres Jimenez hit a right-handed hit to tie the score with 1 RBI. Suarez, the follow-up, powerfully pushed the low-controlled changeup out of the bases with 2nd out and hit a 2-RBI final hit. On this day, he had 2 hits and 2 RBIs. In 1151 major league games, he has a batting average of 0.250, 224 homers, 634 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.799.
In addition, fourth hitter Anthony Santander (Baltibore Orioles) made a big success with 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 RBI and 1 run. On this day, the Venezuelan lineup scored 4 points with 7 hits and showed better cohesion than the Nicaraguan lineup, which only scored 1 point with 11 hits. This gave Venezuela the highest chance of surviving the group of death.