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.
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.