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WBC 2017: Base running boners cost Dutch the game

I wasn’t meant to be but what a game!In a slow but nerve wrecking matchup between the two best offenses of this year’s World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico took on the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Puerto Rico hit .330 as a team in the previous two rounds as the Kingdom of the Netherlands hit .324.… Continue reading WBC 2017: Base running boners cost Dutch the game

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WBC 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands so far

In the weeks before the start of the tournament, the star-studded infield of the Dutch was laureled over and over again. The experts claimed that the pitching would be the Achilles heel. But the pitching did a lot better than many expected.  The Kingdom of the Netherlands has reached the semi-finals of the World Baseball… Continue reading WBC 2017: Kingdom of the Netherlands so far

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WBC 2017: Dutch restore order vs Israel in eight innings

In the second game between the two nations, Israel was no match for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Dutch needed seven innings to seal Israel’s fate. The Dutch needed eight frames to win this game 12-2. The Dutch needed one inning to get warm but from the second inning the Big Orange Machine started… Continue reading WBC 2017: Dutch restore order vs Israel in eight innings

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WBC 2017: Dutch beat Taiwan in nerve wrecking game

The Kingdom of the Netherlands “hosted” Taiwan in their second game of the tournament. In an exciting game in which the score went back and forth, the Dutch came back from trailing 5-4 and eventually walked off as a winner with a 6-5 win, due to a bases loaded walk.  In a must win game… Continue reading WBC 2017: Dutch beat Taiwan in nerve wrecking game

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LG Twins too strong for Dutch

In the second practice game between the two teams, the LG Twins from the Korean KBO stayed at the right side of the score, beating Kingdom of the Netherlands 7-4. Unlike the previous game, the Dutch were not able to erase a deficit (of three runs).  Good old Rob Cordemans started the game for the… Continue reading LG Twins too strong for Dutch

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Team Kingdom of the Netherlands loses first practice game

In the first practice game since the start of their training camp in preparation of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the Dutch team traveled to Tucson to face the KT Wiz from the Korean Baseball Organization for a practice game. Thanks to some sloppy defense by the Dutch, the Koreans won 5-2.  The KT Wiz… Continue reading Team Kingdom of the Netherlands loses first practice game

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Jurrjens has tryout with Royals

Former MLB pitcher Jair Jurrjens is currently participating in the spring training camp of team Kingdom of the Netherlands in preparation for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Apparently, scouts of the Kansas City Royals liked what they saw and thus, Jurrjens received an invitation for a tryout. The former All-Star pitched in a session in front… Continue reading Jurrjens has tryout with Royals