Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, November 16, 2012

WBC November Qualifier Night 3

Last night’s games:
Brazil 3, Panama 2 (!)
New Zealand 12, Thailand 2 (8 innings/mercy, Thailand eliminated)
Taipei 16, Philippines 0 (7 innings/mercy)

Tonight’s games:
Nicaragua vs. Colombia, 8 PM
NZ vs. Philippines (elimination game), 1 AM

All games on Worldbaseballclassic.com

Gamingboy Posted: November 16, 2012 at 01:22 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: wbc, world baseball classic

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Gamingboy Posted: November 16, 2012 at 02:55 PM (#4304496)
MY APOLOGIES FOR NOT HAVING IT IN ALL CAPS
   2. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: November 16, 2012 at 03:20 PM (#4304523)
I don't have a good handle on this group of teams but Nicaragua/Colombia seems like it should be a decent matchup.
   3. Gamingboy Posted: November 16, 2012 at 03:39 PM (#4304541)

I don't have a good handle on this group of teams but Nicaragua/Colombia seems like it should be a decent matchup.


Yeah, it's a 2-3 matchup. I'd say Colombia has the advantage, but if Brazil can beat Panama, Nicaragua can definitely beat Colombia.
   4. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: November 16, 2012 at 04:02 PM (#4304562)
I saw "Brazil 3, Panama 2" and was wondering why we had a thread about soccer World Cup qualifiers. Then I thought, "I'm kinda surprised that Panama kept it that close." Then I realized what this was really about and I thought, "WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF"
   5. 'Spos hits refresh, waits for spring Posted: November 16, 2012 at 04:42 PM (#4304592)
Brazil!
Wish I could stay up for two games tonight, but that would just be greedy.
   6. Gamingboy Posted: November 16, 2012 at 05:08 PM (#4304621)
I get the feeling that that'll be it for Brazil, though. They used all of their good pitchers last night, probably. Of course, that was something of the point: they wanted to prove they belonged by winning a game, and they have shown that. Anything after this will be icing on the cake. It'll be interesting to see how Brazil develops in the coming years as MLB and some Japan teams start to tap into it more.

I mean, consider: it's a large country where a lot of people play sports. If you could convince even a small portion of good-but-not-great Brazilian athletes people that they have a better chance of being Yan Gomes than they ever would have of becoming Kaka or Neymar or whoever, it'd be a great source of talent.

Sort of like how Australia has provided a good number of ballplayers who are good athletes but just aren't elite players in Australia's more popular sports, and how Canada has provided plenty of players to MLB who just weren't very good at Hockey, or who realized their ceiling in baseball was higher than in hockey.
   7. Gamingboy Posted: November 16, 2012 at 07:01 PM (#4304697)
MLB-experienced Players who might be playing tonight in Colombia-Nicaragua (if memory serves)

Colombia: Edgar Renteria, Jolbert Cabrera, Luis Martinez, the Solano brothers
Nicaragua: Everth Cabrera, Erasmo Ramirez

Sadly, I'll probably miss the start of it :(
   8. 'Spos hits refresh, waits for spring Posted: November 16, 2012 at 07:45 PM (#4304712)
I get the feeling that that'll be it for Brazil, though.


Concur. Getting the one win is huge.
Typing as a Canadian who played a bunch of baseball 'til college & never got any minutes on ice, opportunity can be a powerful motivator.
   9. Gamingboy Posted: November 16, 2012 at 09:13 PM (#4304745)
Looks like Colombia has had a heck of a start.
   10. Tschingsch Posted: November 17, 2012 at 02:27 AM (#4304819)
Rain delay currently at an hour and a half for the New Zealand/Phillipines game, and Weather Channel forecasts rain till approx. 1am there. Would expect both games to move to tomorrow...
   11. Tschingsch Posted: November 17, 2012 at 05:40 AM (#4304839)
After a 4.5 hour rain delay, the New Zealand/Phillipines game has started, and of course now I need to head to bed...

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Dingbat_Charlie
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogPictures of New Ballpark Food Items « Ben's Biz Blog
(22 - 2:22am, Mar 06)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogMinor's absence opens opportunities for Stults | braves.com
(3 - 2:07am, Mar 06)
Last: boteman

Newsblog'Boring' Cardinals know how to win
(13 - 1:57am, Mar 06)
Last: boteman

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(713 - 1:50am, Mar 06)
Last: zenbitz

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(310 - 1:14am, Mar 06)
Last: Fourth True Outcome

NewsblogArbitrator will decide whether Josh Hamilton should enter rehab - ESPN Los Angeles
(70 - 12:02am, Mar 06)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogPositive Howard looking forward, not behind
(34 - 11:53pm, Mar 05)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogJoe Posnanski's Top 100 Players: No. 40: Eddie Collins
(44 - 11:49pm, Mar 05)
Last: Booey

NewsblogBryan Price wants Reds to run like Pete Rose
(43 - 11:10pm, Mar 05)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogEthier must prove his worth in crowded outfield | MLB.com
(10 - 11:02pm, Mar 05)
Last: Walt Davis

Newsblog‘I thought the bat looked slow': Scouts on A-Rod | New York Post
(26 - 10:59pm, Mar 05)
Last: bbmck

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1902 Ballot
(21 - 10:45pm, Mar 05)
Last: lieiam

NewsblogDavid Wright’s stand is how Mets foster Yankees-like intensity | New York Post
(8 - 10:12pm, Mar 05)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogUPDATE: X-rays confirm fractured left forearm for Giants' Hunter Pence, out 6-8 weeks - Giants Extra
(6 - 10:10pm, Mar 05)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1592 - 9:11pm, Mar 05)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

Page rendered in 0.1845 seconds
48 querie(s) executed