Friday, 24 March, 2017

Adrian Gonzalez Says He'll Never Play in World Baseball Classic Again

Reprieve! Venezuela still alive in WBC after loss to Mexico Mexico Got Eliminated From the World Baseball Classic Because No One Understood the Tiebreaker
Saul Franklin | 16 March, 2017, 00:38

Infielder Daniel Descalso ripped an RBI single to score Italian teammate John Andreoli for a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but his Team Italy couldn't pull out a win-or-die tiebreaker game Monday, falling to Venezuela 4-3 in the first round of the World Baseball Classic. Pool F play takes place in San Diego's Petco Park. Officials then informed Venezuela of the proper calculation. South Africa and China gave up 38 each in 2006. Although Colombia put the Dominicans on the edge of their seats, they rallied under the extra-inning rules to win 10-3.

Adrian Gonzalez is still furious over the way Mexico was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic earlier this week, and the Los Angeles Dodgers star says he will never take part in the event again because of it. The designated hitter hit a three-run home run in the fourth to make it 10-0.

Gregorius also drove in a run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly when the Netherlands added two more runs.

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Israel beat the Netherlands, 4-2, in the first round in Seoul but saw a different team at Tokyo Dome. Meaning if Mexico would have recorded one out in the 9th inning of its walk-off loss to Italy, it would have advanced over the Venezuelan team.

Ricky Nolasco went four innings in the start for the Angels, giving up four hits and allowing three earned runs.

But for as angry as Gonzalez is, his carping comes off like sour grapes in the wake of a tournament in which his team gave up 28 runs in three games and completely fell apart in the ninth against Italy, throwing away what looked like an easy win.

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