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Japan beats Taiwan 4-3 at World Baseball Classic

Sho Tanaka drove in the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning Friday to lift defending champion Japan past Taiwan 4-3 in the second round of the World Baseball Classic. Tanaka's fly to the warning track in left allowed Nobuhiro Matsuda to score from third. Toshiya Suguichi retired Taiwan in the bottom of the 10th to clinch the win. ''There is...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Japan beats Taiwan in 10th at WBC

Sho Tanaka drove in the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning Friday to lift defending champion Japan past Taiwan 4-3 in the second round of the World Baseball Classic. Tanaka's fly to the warning track in left allowed Nobuhiro Matsuda to score from third. Toshiya Suguichi retired Taiwan in the bottom of the 10th to clinch the win. ''There is...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

World Baseball Classic: Things are going to be close in Group B

Day 2 of the World Baseball Classic gave us the debut of both the vaunted Cuban National Team and of the not-so-vaunted Chinese team. We also got to see Japan, Chinese Taipei, the Netherlands, and Brazil all in action for a second time. "See" being a subjective term relating to how much you like sleep. From a distance it looked like we had two pretty lopsided mistmatches...
Via The Outside Corner
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Szu-Chi Chou, Taiwan’s Jose Bautista

  Can you believe it!? Friday night, tonight!, the World Baseball Classic commences with an 11:30 p.m. ET game between Chinese Taipei and Australia! For those of us who spent the snowy preceding months watching grainy online feeds of Australian and Latin American winter ball, this day — this meaningful day — is precious. But precious also describes the amount, the scarcity,...
Via Fangraphs
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

WBC Tapei’s Slugging First Baseman, Yi-Chuan Lin

The World Baseball Classic nears like an orange and pink dawn, a dawn that breaks once every three years — so like and Alaskan dawn. But Americans, in general, are not setting their alarm clocks. We and our brother Canadians have not taken to the tournament with the equal fervor of many foreign baseball fans. I suspect one reason is limited knowledge of the foreign rosters. Outside...
Via Fangraphs
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ngayaw Ake and Three Sluggers from Team Chinese Taipei

Let’s talk World Baseball Classic. I believe one of the key impediments preventing American and Canadian baseball fans from true excitement about the WBC has to do with limited knowledge of foreign players. We are, as some economists might say, rationally uninformed. To learn the necessary statistics and fun bits about the teams and players would take too much time and effort,...
Via Fangraphs
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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