Like South Korea, Taiwan, which suffered a shocking defeat in the first game of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), took two consecutive victories after one loss and moved to the quarterfinals.
Taiwan won 9-5 in a match against the Netherlands in the first round of the 2023 WBC held at Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan on the 11th. Taiwan tied for first place in Group A with the Netherlands.
Taiwan lost 5-12 to the all-powerful Panama on the 8th. It was Panama’s first victory in the historic WBC finals after only 3 losses in 2006 and 2 losses in 2009. Taiwan suffered a shocking defeat at home from the first game, and the mood subsided.
After defeating Italy on the 10th and taking a breather, Taiwan defeated Cuba and Panama and even overpowered the Netherlands, which boasted the strongest power in Group A. If the Netherlands defeated Taiwan on the 11th, it could have confirmed its advance to the quarterfinals early, but it must win the final match against Italy on the 12th to advance to the second round.
Taiwan boasted a hot blow against the Netherlands. At the beginning of the first inning, the first run was taken away, but at the end of the second inning, Lin Lee’s timely hit to tie the score was followed by a home run by Jang Wi-jeong in the second run. In the third inning, which was chased by 5-2, he scored 2 points with a sacrifice fly and a squeeze bunt, and ran away with 7-2. Afterwards, Taiwan shook off the pursuit of the Netherlands and won two pleasant matches in a row. 토토사이트
On the 12th, the last day of Group A, Taiwan will advance to the quarterfinals by winning against Cuba (1 win, 2 losses). On the other hand, if Taiwan loses to Cuba, things get complicated.
In Group A, Taiwan and the Netherlands (2 wins, 1 loss) tied for 1st place, Panama (2 wins, 2 losses) tied for 3rd place, and Cuba and Italy (over 1 win, 2 losses) tied for 4th place.
On the 12th, the last day of Group A, if Taiwan beats Cuba and the Netherlands defeats Italy, they will advance to the quarterfinals. However, if Cuba and Italy win, all five teams in Group A will finish the tournament with 2 wins and 2 losses. In this WBC, if three or more teams have the same win or loss, the rankings are determined in the order of team minimum runs, team minimum ERA, and team batting average.