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Van den Hurk clinches first win

Rick van den Hurk earned his first win of the 2017 season. After two losses, Rick bounced back in an old fashioned way in which he was flat out dominating. Unlike his previous two starts, in which Rick was pulled after only 4.2 and 5 inning, Rick lasted eight full frames today. The only two… Continue reading Van den Hurk clinches first win

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Dutchies around the world, part 2

In this week’s edition of Dutchies around the world,  we are paying attention to Kenley Jansen, Jair Jurrjens, John Polonius, Ray-Patrick Didder, Chris Pieters, Wladimir Balentien and Mike Bolsenbroek. Kenley Jansen So far, Kenley had four save opportunities and he did convert them all. Next to these four games, Kenley appeared in two games in a… Continue reading Dutchies around the world, part 2

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Dutchies around the world, part 1

Dutchies around the world will turn into a weekly item. Every week there will be information about other players at MLB, AAA, AA, A-Advanced, A Full Season, A Short Season, High Rookie and the various international leagues. MLB Xander Bogaerts Xander is back from the bereavement list. Since his return, Xander is slowly catching fire.… Continue reading Dutchies around the world, part 1

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Dutchies around the world, Asia part 2

Today Roger Bernadina and Wladimir Balentien both played for their respective teams. Bernadina helped the Kia Tigers to win but Wladimir Balentien and his Yakult Swallows did have an off day. After yesterday’s convincing win, the Yakult Swallows fell to the Yokohama Baystars 6-1 Today.  Wladimir Balentien went 0 for 4 as he hit into a… Continue reading Dutchies around the world, Asia part 2

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WBC 2017: Dutch go down in eleven vs Japan

In another promotion for the WBC, Japan bested the Kingdom of the Netherlands in dramatic fashion as Rick van den Hurk could not keep the Japanese All-Star lineup on a leash like he has been doing in the past two seasons in the NPB. After Van den Hurk was replaced, the bullpen kept the Dutch… Continue reading WBC 2017: Dutch go down in eleven vs Japan

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Australian Baseball League may go international

Baseball Australia is looking to expand the Australian Baseball League as early as next year. Not only is the league looking to expand in Australia but also beyond the borders.  It appears that negotiations are going on with Taiwan. Baseball Australia is negotiating with Asian interests to expand the six-team Australian Baseball League as early… Continue reading Australian Baseball League may go international

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Japan and Taiwan release 28-man WBC roster

Today, the CPBL announced the 28-man roster for the World Baseball Classic. The roster contains 22 players of CPBL teams, 4 of NPB teams, 2 minor leaguers (both single A) and 1 player from the Shikoku Island League (an independent league from Japan). Japan also announced its 28-man roster. All but one are from the NPB.… Continue reading Japan and Taiwan release 28-man WBC roster