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Saturday, November 17, 2012

2012 WBC NOVEMBER QUALIFIERS DAY 4

Last night’s games:
Colombia 8, Nicaragua 1
New Zealand 10, Philippines 6 (Philippines eliminated)

Today’s games:
Brazil vs. Colombia, 2 PM
Nicaragua vs. Panama, 8 PM (Elimination game)
NZ vs. CT, 1 AM (winner to WBC)

All games on Worldbaseballclassic.com, with Taipei final on MLB Network.

 

Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM | 200 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 02:25 PM (#4304945)
Colombia-Brazil link is here.
   2. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:30 PM (#4304972)
First inning pitching change for Colombia.
   3. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:31 PM (#4304973)
Missed the top of the inning. Bases loaded?

[edit] yup.
   4. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:32 PM (#4304975)
Missed the top of the inning. Bases loaded?


Yeah, bases loaded, but Brazil escaped. Again. And then they caught another break with Marwin Vega leaving so early. Must be hurt.
   5. Tschingsch Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:34 PM (#4304977)
Looked like he pulled a hamstring
   6. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:35 PM (#4304978)
Doesn't look like the winner of this game will have much of a chance to move on.
Unless Brazil has some crazy luck.
   7. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:35 PM (#4304979)
Unless Brazil has some crazy luck.


Which is entirely possible.
   8. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:37 PM (#4304981)
They've already had crazy luck.
Nice bit of luck for Gomes.
   9. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:41 PM (#4304982)
It seems to always rain in Panama.
   10. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:43 PM (#4304983)
Indeed.
   11. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:49 PM (#4304993)
lucky lucky lucky.
   12. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:49 PM (#4304994)
In fact, I seem to recall it's one of the reasons why a Panamanian league has never been able to last more than a few years: with so much rain, they lose a ton of games and a lot of the games do play end up being sparsely populated because they get delayed so much (which you can see in the WBC games so far that didn't involve Panama).
   13. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:52 PM (#4304995)
Makes sense. The certainly seem to have the talent.
You think the guy in the white hat who was talking to the home plate ump was from the ground crew?
   14. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 03:59 PM (#4305000)
Now it's Colombia's turn to escape.
   15. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:00 PM (#4305002)
Clear skies, at least.
   16. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:04 PM (#4305004)
Mariano Duncan!
   17. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:08 PM (#4305005)
Colombia foolishly put men in scoring position.
   18. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:08 PM (#4305007)
Pitcher's settling down.
   19. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:09 PM (#4305008)
Wish i could understand more of the #WBC tweets.
   20. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4305012)
Hey, look, somebody in scoring position! I wonder what will happen next?
   21. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:17 PM (#4305018)
This stadium does play like Oakland, huh?
   22. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:17 PM (#4305019)
Yep, just what I thought.
   23. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4305020)
I got to admit, just from what I've seen so far and what I've heard in the past, I have to think Barry Larkin would be a better manager for the Reds than Dusty Baker.
   24. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4305021)
Concur.
   25. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:28 PM (#4305023)
Well, someone has to win eventually.
   26. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:28 PM (#4305024)
And here I thought after seeing Colombia last night that they'd mercy-rule the Brazilians.
   27. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:30 PM (#4305027)
Yeah, there's some luck, but B has got some pitching & d.
   28. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:31 PM (#4305028)
Balk!
   29. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:34 PM (#4305030)
RBI!
   30. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:34 PM (#4305032)
GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL
   31. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:38 PM (#4305035)
As amazing as it is, but if Brazil were to win this game, they'd actually have a puncher's chance in the final, since whoever had gone through loser's bracket would have used up more of their pitchers due to the pitch-count considerations, which could give Brazil an advantage in the number of arms available from the bullpen, which would allow them to work matchups and such more.
   32. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:41 PM (#4305038)
Larkin does seem comfortable managing pitch counts. Is he doing anything in the minors?
   33. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:43 PM (#4305041)

Larkin does seem comfortable managing pitch counts. Is he doing anything in the minors?


Don't think so. He's been at ESPN while doing the occasional clinic or Futures Game coaching stint, I think.
   34. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:45 PM (#4305043)
He'll get some attention here, I'm sure.
   35. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4305044)
Uh oh.
   36. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4305045)
Jolbert Cabrera: Colombian Hero.
   37. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4305046)
Huge double play. Instantly stopped the bleeding.
   38. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:49 PM (#4305047)
lucky
   39. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:50 PM (#4305048)
OK, not lucky, good d.
   40. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:55 PM (#4305051)
This Paulo Orlando guy, I feel, has a big league future. He's impressed me and his stats aren't that bad.
   41. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:57 PM (#4305053)
ouch
   42. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4305054)
Orlando does look good, doesn't he?
   43. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4305055)
Gomes!
   44. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:01 PM (#4305056)
Yan Gomes!
   45. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:04 PM (#4305057)
Good fielding, good enough pitching and timely hitting...
   46. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4305058)
"Cal State LA"...

Collegiate!
   47. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4305060)
Seems like all of these pitchers are of Japanese descent.
   48. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:09 PM (#4305062)
Wonder if Larkin would listen if the Jays called...
   49. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:09 PM (#4305063)
Seems like all of these pitchers are of Japanese descent.


More or less that's true. The Japanese-descent players the ones who generally have been playing baseball the longest, so have had more time to learn how to pitch well.
   50. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:10 PM (#4305064)
123! for the college boy!
   51. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:11 PM (#4305065)
Huzzah for Amateurism!
   52. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:11 PM (#4305066)
The article on Brazil that was linked a few days ago was fascinating.
   53. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:17 PM (#4305070)
Hey, there are some Brazilians in the stands. I wonder if they'd get any publicity back home if they made it the WBC. I doubt it'd get much, simply due to the pervasity of Futbol, but you'd have to think even a small mention could do wonders. I mean, I know Barry Larkin getting hired got some press down there- partially because his daughter is a minor celebrity there who sang the theme song of a soap opera...
   54. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4305071)
I assumed the fans in the stands were family, but yeah a bit of pr would go a long way. Huge country, have to build up region by region.
   55. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:21 PM (#4305072)
Big chance here.
   56. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:21 PM (#4305073)
Huge country, have to build up region by region.


Yeah, it seems like a large percentage of these guys are from certain provinces. None of them seem to be from Rio, mainly Sao Paulo and such.
   57. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4305074)
not good third basing there
   58. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4305075)
oooh sac fly!
   59. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4305076)
Insurance!
   60. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:25 PM (#4305078)
Safe!
   61. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:27 PM (#4305079)
Pretty productive for the green and yellow.
   62. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:27 PM (#4305080)
Brazil has no fear.
   63. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4305081)
Mota agrees "no fear".
   64. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:33 PM (#4305084)
Renteria = belly
   65. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:33 PM (#4305086)
Ball 3 should have been a strike.
   66. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:34 PM (#4305087)
Strike 3 was ball four.
   67. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:34 PM (#4305088)
Charity call!
   68. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:36 PM (#4305089)
Donovan Solano is like: "Jeez, this kid is in College, we're big leaguers! What are we striking out for?"
   69. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:38 PM (#4305091)
Hmm maybe the magic is wearing off. Can't be as sneaky from the stretch?
   70. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:40 PM (#4305093)
Takes it for the team
   71. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4305094)
Maybe...
   72. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:43 PM (#4305098)
N-C-A-A!
   73. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:44 PM (#4305099)
Wriggles out of it!
   74. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:49 PM (#4305100)
Not taking their foot off the gas.
   75. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:51 PM (#4305104)
Fear the Gomes!
   76. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:52 PM (#4305106)
Yan Gomes has been intentionally walked. Yes, it has come to this.
   77. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:52 PM (#4305107)
Brasil! Viva Brasil!
   78. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:52 PM (#4305108)
Crowd's getting louder!
   79. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:53 PM (#4305109)
OK, this is the residue of design.
   80. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:55 PM (#4305110)
Trying to figure out whether this is more crazy than the Honkbal.
   81. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:57 PM (#4305111)
Less crazy, I think. Japanese coached by Cubans.
   82. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:59 PM (#4305113)
Good try by the third baseman.
   83. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:00 PM (#4305114)
...

(speechless at this)
   84. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:00 PM (#4305115)
oops. Not such a good try.
   85. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:01 PM (#4305117)
I agree with you Spos, although should they end up winning this whole thing and qualify for the WBC proper, I reserve the right to change my opinion.
   86. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:01 PM (#4305118)
Wheels fall off
   87. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4305120)
Colombia is shell-shocked.
   88. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4305121)
If they advance, it would be more crazy IMO.
   89. 'Spos Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:03 PM (#4305123)
Uh oh, gotta go cook. Hope to catch the 8pm game...
   90. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:16 PM (#4305132)
A shame, 'Spos, because Brazil. I mean, they are just fun to watch.
   91. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:24 PM (#4305139)
7-1! Gooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaallllllll! GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAL! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLL!
   92. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:33 PM (#4305143)
Nice to see so many comments on a WBC thread.
   93. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:33 PM (#4305145)
Did Colombia just pinch hit for Renteria?
   94. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4305146)
Yes, and it worked too.
   95. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4305148)
Oh, come on, I want this game done soon so I can catch the end of this game.
   96. Obo Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:41 PM (#4305150)
Thanks for putting up the link back in post 1, Gamingboy. Have caught most of this since the sixth and it's been a fun game to watch.
   97. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:41 PM (#4305151)
16 YEARS OLD!?!?!
   98. Obo Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:42 PM (#4305152)
Nice catch to end it.
   99. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:45 PM (#4305154)
When they make the movie, the sixteen-year-old will be facing a bigger big leaguer than Martinez.
   100. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2012 at 06:45 PM (#4305155)
Victory for Brazil. Time to recharge until 8.
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