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
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
In the first of two practice games vs the LG Twins, team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not clinch a victory, neither did it lose the game. In what must have been an attractive game to see, as twelve runs were scored, the Dutch drew a 6-6 tie. Starting pitcher of the Kingdom of the… Continue reading Dutch clinch tie vs LG Twins
Today the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on the NC Dinos, also from the KBO. In a wild game in which the score went back and forth, the Dutch ended at the wrong side of the score. The Dutch pitching staff showed two faces today; one that performed well and another that did not deliver when needed.… Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands falls to Koreans in second game as well
In a press release the Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Federation Due to an agreement with MLB, the roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands could not presented before 0:30 AM (Dutch time). The Dutch roster only contains familiar faces of players that have played for the team before. In the past months names of… Continue reading KNBSB unveils WBC roster of team Kingdom of the Netherlands
Last Saturday and Sunday, team Kingdom of the Netherlands played two exhibition games vs team Samurai Japan. The two games were part of a four game series. Two were played between Mexico and Japan. For Japan it was a must to win all games, but one was lost to Mexico (7-3). The Dutch played two… Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands: What conclusions can be drawn from friendly matches vs Japan?
In the second game vs Samurai Japan (Japan’s fourth game in as many days), the Kingdom of the Netherlands played a good game once again. The Dutch started well as they took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Eventually the Dutch blew an 8-2 lead as their pitching collapsed in the top of the… Continue reading Lack of pitching depth cost Dutch the game