‘I can’t believe it’ Dominica, a shock defeat to Puerto Rico… 1R elimination humiliation

The Dominican Republic, which was considered a strong candidate for the 2023 WBC, failed to advance to the quarterfinals after being beaten by Puerto Rico. 

The Dominican Republic lost 스포츠토토2-5 in the final game against Puerto Rico in the first round of the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic) 1st round held at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida on the 16th (hereinafter Korean time). 

The Dominican Republic failed to advance to the quarterfinals, finishing third in Group D with 2 wins and 2 losses. In Group D, which was called the group of death, Venezuela won 4 wins and lost, and Puerto Rico won 3 wins and 1 loss to secure a ticket to the quarterfinals. 

Episode 3 of The Nightmare was the root of the problem. After allowing a solo home run to lead-off Christian Vazquez, he gave up timely hits to Francisco Lindor and Kike Hernandez in a row in a crisis on first and second base, which was faced with consecutive hits by Bimael Machin and Martin Maldonado. Afterwards, MJ Melendez suffered a 1-run infield grounder and suffered a nightmare of giving up 4 runs only in the 3rd inning. 

The Dominican Republic immediately made a comeback in the third inning. Juan Soto, who appeared in the lead, narrowed the gap to three points with a solo home run in mid-month.

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