March 20, 2009

OUGHT TO MOVE THE GAME TO FENWAY:

Japan scores three in eighth to win Pool 1, will meet U.S. in semis (CBSSports.com, 3/20/09)

The World Baseball Classic is heading to Hollywood, and what could be more marquee than Daisuke Matsuzaka against Jake Peavy at Dodger Stadium?

That's the expected pitching matchup for the second semifinal Sunday night in Los Angeles, when defending WBC champion Japan will face hobbled Team USA. [...]

Although the Japanese haven't announced Dice-K as the starter, it's his turn in the rotation and he hasn't pitched since throwing six brilliant innings in a 6-0 victory against Cuba on Sunday. The Boston Red Sox ace is 5-0 in five appearances during two WBCs. He's 2-0 this year after going 3-0 in leading Japan to the inaugural WBC championship in 2006, when he was named tournament MVP.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 20, 2009 6:25 AM
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