With the defeat of the Asian team against the United States during the day on Thursday, this will have to be measured for the second time in Tokyo 2020 against the Dominican team
Dominican Republic will have the opportunity to seek revenge against South Korea and in the process, try to get the bronze medal in Tokyo 2020 to close their participation in what has been an exciting baseball competition in the Olympic Games.
With the defeat of the South Koreans at the hands ofs United States, who will now dispute the gold against Japan, the current Olympic baseball champions can only aspire to a bronze medal against the Dominican Baseball Team, a team that was two outs from taking the first meeting between the two.
The previous meeting between the two countries culminated with South Korea taking the better part, after the team scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to knock out Dominican Republic by score of four runs against three. The Dominican team dominated most of that encounter, despite only connecting six hits, compared to the twelve that the Koreans ended up shooting.
Selection of Dominican Republic has confirmed that Raul Valdes will again be the pitcher who will face South Korea. In his previous appearance against that team, the nationalized Dominican (originally from Cuba), who has a 1.69 ERA, worked for 5.1 innings in which he allowed seven hits and allowed an earned run, while striking out. five batters and walked three. He made a total of 111 pitches of which 69 ended up being strikes.
A victory of the Dominican Republic would mean his first Olympic medal in baseball, while South Korea goes in search of his third medal.