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The headline a few days ago was true, the challenge included. “We have taken Italy from the old Classics … without right.” That defeat will be remembered for a long time because it put our team in intensive care and with all the ideal compositions (almost never happens) to a life and death match against Chinese Taipei on this day that I took off 4. and we won 7-1, in another challenge that we will all remember in forever
It is not important whether the journalist here in that annal seems to be the worst (perhaps more truthful and distrustful of mathematics and the Cabal) after the first two defeats, but rather the positive and perfect reaction of the team after the first two embarrassing sounding victories against Panama 13-4 and Taipei, which allows us today to ensure that the 7-1 score against the locals allows us to advance to the quarterfinals.
Why can we care about that now? Well, Cuba ends with a coefficient that even if Italy beats the Belgians (without allowing the tulips to run and any title), it will not be enough to be one of those two teams of ours from the 0.138.8 they have achieved. split 15 runs allowed, 108 putouts on defense.
But let’s go to the first clause of this first round preview. They tell me from Taichung that the meeting before the game was canceled and without any extra words. They only reviewed the weaknesses of the opponents, they read correctly and the captain Despaigne spoke openly: “We are going to play the game as we know how to do it, we are going to have fun and that’s how we are going to win.”
Minutes later he was the one who ignited the first spark with a double cover of the two previous races in the initial head, which would have been enough to overcome some of the armies that filled the Taichung stadium, but they were left with the desire to overcome. in such fights.
The Cuban lineman does not change any names, only the batting order (Guibert goes up to sixth and Ariel Martínez goes down to seventh), and as if that were not enough, the most desired hit in baseball appeared, the home run with particular names. For Erisbel Arruebaruena in the starting lineup with Despaigne at second base and for Yoan Moncada at second, the latter without teammates at base, although Roel had previously been thrown out at fifth.
Taipei’s continuous pitcher changes didn’t stop Roel Santos from striking out seventh in the fourth inning, after Yadir Drake’s double.
From the box, they kept the locals inspired by Elián Leyva-Miguel Romero-Onelki García-Liván Moinelo and Raidel Martínez, who each played their part, although Taipei asked for the use of prohibited substances in Leyva’s pitcher in the third inning. something discussed by the informants themselves.
The manners of the party;
– Victory always has many authors, but this one had in Despaigne, Arruebaruena, Drake, Moncada, five pitchers and Ariel Martínez behind his house, who did the best in organizing pitchers and in general defense; while better in this type of game he was replaced by Andrys Pérez for the opportunity in the last stages, looking for the best defense (by the way, the man from Matanzas scored the first shot in the World Classics in the eighth).
– Cuba’s run production has been tested in every way this season, including base stealing, although the most stressful chapter was the seventh, when the first two hit in the lines, then the third, fourth and fifth were hit. Of course, in another game, with a different rating, that entry would have garnered more than one negative comment.
– Noted negatively, he tried to touch the ball with Mujica in the second chapter, a syndrome that we must expel once and for all. Also, maybe Draco should have used the hot shock streak for the sixth time. Do not let the subjects fail in the next round.
What you do not know and exclude:
– Before the match, Frederich Cepeda and Yosvani Alarcón, in a previous telephone conversation, confirmed to me that Cuba will win today against Taipei. They, injured by the logical exclusion, took control of the game and predicted victory with clear clarity. It is called ethics, Cuban identity and love of baseball.
– In the early hours of the morning, teacher Alfred Despaigne only confirmed to me that everyone is focused on the game and given them from the Classic after the second defeat, not at all pessimistic, they made them all the possibility of sticking. only the options that the opponents have allowed them to play and they are aware that they cannot lose one more game. And they took it.
– Finally, for those who think that the journalist did not predict this triumph of Cuba, in the extrainning program of Tele Rebelde, recorded on Friday in La Fela, asking for a prediction of today’s dispute, the risk of giving the final score 7-. 1. It seems that passion and analysis coincide. There is plenty of rest.