The Dominican Republic couldn’t handle the task and fell to Venezuela in its debut in the World Baseball Classic. Sandy Alcantara was the starter for the Dominicans but left the mound at first. The pitcher of the Miami Marlins spoke later and about the bitter defeat that he and the Dominicans suffered at the beginning of their journey through the 2023 WBC.
Alcantara Sandy was chosen by Rodney Linares to open the game between the Dominican Republic and Venezuela because of the most outstanding player in the rotation. But it was not said as expected.
The Miami Marlins pitcher took the loss for the game after working three and two-thirds innings in which he allowed three runs and five hits, one of which was a home run.
The current National League Cy Young spoke after the heavy defeat that the Dominicans suffered against the Venezuelans. This was what he said;
I don’t think the team is lost, I think I’m missing a voice. But I am high in my head. We’re all fine because we know we’re going to win the next game. (…). We have lost today but we have not lost hope.
The Dominican Republic will return to action on Monday afternoon, March 13. On that day, Group D of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) will meet the Nicaraguan team in Miami, Florida.
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