The Dominicans and the Japanese will face off on the Olympic stage for the second time in history, where the Caribbean will try to erase the bad taste of the previous experience
The Dominican Baseball Team go back to about Olympic Games for the first time in nearly thirty years and will be in charge of initiating the actions in the return of baseball to the World Cup. The first baseball game in Tokyo 2020 you will see the Dominicans face the host country, Japan, in what will be the second meeting between the two nations in the Olympics.
The two national teams collided for the first time in Barcelona 92, the party quickly became a slaughter against the Dominicans, who ended up losing by a score of 17 runs to zero.
Dominican Republic Y Japan opened the fourth match day during Barcelona 92. In the match and to the beat of 18 hits, the Japanese scored runs in all innings of the game that ended in seven innings, due to the rule of “knockout”. The Dominicans were only able to shoot three hits in the entire game.
In that occasion, Japan finished the tournament with five wins and two losses, advancing to the semifinal, while Dominican Republic it was sixth, with two games won and five lost, being eliminated after the first stage of the tournament.
Two of the powers that have been able to win in the World Baseball Classic They will try to establish the rhythm of the tournament and seek a privileged position for the second stage. In the case of Dominican Republic, which does not enter as a favorite to win the match, the rematch is before his hands and will depend on whether he can contain a high-level offense and keep producing runs in the same way that he did during the pre-Olympic process.
Hector Borg, leader of the Dominican national team, indicated that as an advantage the pitcher who will start for Dominican Republic at the match, Cristopher Chrysostom, play with Yomiuri giants in Japanese baseball, so you know the hitters you will face. In fact, Chrysostom He has done a great job with his team, posting a record of 5 wins and a loss with a 2.31 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 35 innings of work.
The Dominicans will try to achieve their rematch against the Japanese during the match and the tools to do so are at their fingertips. But nevertheless, Japan is the great favorite to reach the gold medal in the competition, surpassing even the set of United States.