WBC Round 2 Pool 1 Saturday

Posted: March 12, 2009 by datechguy in baseball
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The 2nd Round of the WBC begins Saturday. Here is what we see.

Hugo’s boys play the Dutch at 1 p.m. They will be facing the Dutch A team. I don’t know they they are going to take the Dutch lightly or not. Bobby Abreu is likely going to walk every time at bat. Hugo’s boys have to be considered the favorites in this one. However with the relationship between Hugo & Fidel and the game being in Miami you’ve got to believe that the Dutch is going to have the crowd with them.

US vs Puerto Rico. This is going to be a pretty solid game. All these players know each other and have likely faced each other. In my opinion the significance of this game is it’s potential to setup a 3rd Dutch vs. PR game. It is very hard to beat a team 3 times in a row. Because of this I think this game is much more important for the Puerto Ricans to then the US. They would much rather face the Dutch again in a non-elimination situation.

You have to favor US and Venezuela in this round but I actually wouldn’t be surprised to see anything happen.

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