March 11, 2006


Liriano Untouchable for Dominican Republic (MIKE FITZPATRICK, 3/11/06, The Associated Press)

Francisco Liriano flashed the nasty stuff that makes him one of the most prized pitching prospects in baseball, and the Dominican Republic held off Australia 6-4 Friday night to finish 3-0 in Pool D.

Also missing Manny Ramirez and Pedro Martinez, the star-laden Dominicans had already clinched first place in the group and a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the second round. They will open with Angels ace Bartolo Colon on the mound Sunday night against Cuba.

"We'll see what the Dominican Republic can do," winning pitcher Daniel Cabrera of the Baltimore Orioles said.

The only thing separating the D.R. from us was supposed to be their lesser pitching depth....

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 11, 2006 8:25 AM
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