WBC 2023

I truly think he can be a righty Matt Carpenter: tall, late-blooming versatile infielder with a great eye and more power than he’s shown in the minors.


If it is Hensley, Has there ever been a a bigger height gap for an injury replacement ? 1 foot at least right?


Team USA is smoking the Cubans.

Now 13-2

It’s a 14-2 final.

Team USA will play tomorrow’s winner of the Japan vs Mexico game.

21-year-old phenom Roki Sasaki is currently pitching for Japan against Mexico in the semifinal. RHP who throws 102 with movement, and a wicked splitter.

Former Astros farmhand Patrick Sandoval is on the mound for Mexico and threw a good first inning, including a strikeout of his stateside teammate Ohtani.

Free and easy 102. It doesn’t even look like max effort to 100+ on the gun. That kid is special.

But can he hit?


Two two out dinks into left field followed by a three run tater. Mexico takes a 3-0 lead. Still two outs in the top of the 4th.

And still what, 6 years from posting?

Jose’ Urquidy comes in for Mexico with two on and one out in the 5th. Mexico still leads 3-0.

…and he gets out of a bases loaded jam in the 6th. Still 3-0 United States of Mexico.

I believe that he can be posted once he’s 25 and that is the expectation

Yoshida with a three run dinger to tie the game.

Arozarena and Verdugo with back to back doubles. now 4-3 Mex.

Now 5-4 Mexico after 8,

Hell of a game no matter how this ends.


Wow! Japan has a great team but I was hoping Mexico could pull off the upset.

Japan walks it off with a two run double.

Mexico is a hell of a team.

Wow. That is one for the ages.