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Dutchies in the minors

We all know by now which Dutchies (players from Curacao and Aruba) are playing in the Major Leagues. But there is a big number of  Aruban, Curacaoan and Dutch players playing at several levels of the minors. Here is an overview from AA to A Full Sesaon. AA After a rough spring training, Spencer Kieboom… Continue reading Dutchies in the minors

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Tom de Blok signs deal with the Detroit Tigers

Today L&D Amsterdam Pirates announced on their Facebook page that Tom de Blok will leave the club. De Blok has signed a deal with the Detroit Tigers after his good performance during the World Baseball Classic for team Kingdom of the Netherlands. Tom de Blok had a couple of solid outings during the World Baseball… Continue reading Tom de Blok signs deal with the Detroit Tigers

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Kingdom of the Netherlands no match for AZ Diamondbacks

In the final test before the WBC semi-final against Puerto Rico, team Kingdom of the Netherlands was no match for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the five innings that Zack Greinke was on the mound, he limited the Dutch to six hits and one run. Eventually, the Dutch fell to the Diamondbacks 12-5. D-Backs manager Lovullo… Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands no match for AZ Diamondbacks

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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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Kingdom of the Netherlands warming up

Where the team without the MLB players had a hard time vs KBO teams during the training camp in Arizona, the team with the MLB players cruised through the first practice game on Korean soil. The bats were awake and the pitching did well. In the Gocheok Sky Dome, the stadium that will host WBC… Continue reading Kingdom of the Netherlands warming up

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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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First win in WBC preparation match for Kingdom of the Netherlands

Today, after a couple of rainouts earlier this week, the Kingdom of the Netherlands took on Gateway Community College from Phoenix in Arizona, an NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division II team.. In a very lopsided game vs the Geckos, the Dutch  Lars Huijer started on the mound for the Dutch as he cruised… Continue reading First win in WBC preparation match for Kingdom of the Netherlands