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WBC 2017: My thoughts on the defeat of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by Puerto Rico

After yesterday’s defeat of team Kingdom fo the Netherlands by Puerto Rico, I am still having a huge hangover. I keep thinking what if… what if… Once again we had to face an unbeaten team in the semi-final but this time we had a good chance to beat them. Four years ago, the Dominican Republic scored… Continue reading WBC 2017: My thoughts on the defeat of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by Puerto Rico

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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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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 humiliate Cuba in seven innings

In a must-win situation for both teams, the Dutch totally humiliated Cuba in a walk over. It was painful to see how Cuba was slaughtered by the Dutch. As a fan, you always hope for an exciting game, but this one was very lopsided as the Dutch beat Cuba 14-1 in seven innings. Diegomar Markwell… Continue reading WBC 2017: Dutch humiliate Cuba in seven innings

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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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WBC 2017: Dutch take it easy and fall to Israel

This game was about nothing as both teams had reached the second round already. And that showed as the Dutch team took the hitting a bit too lightly. Eventually, the team lost 4-2 and finishes second in group A. In what could have been advertised as the clash of the Titans of group A, the… Continue reading WBC 2017: Dutch take it easy and fall to Israel

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Dutch deal Korea second blow

Who would have thought that Korea would be dead last in group A after two games, going 0-2? The Kingdom of the Netherlands dealt the host of group A the second loss of the tournament in as many days, with exactly the same score as four years ago (5-0). The game between Korea and the… Continue reading Dutch deal Korea second blow