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There are no updates to Australia, Canada, Taiwan, or Venezuela since those teams were done playing after last Sunday.
That left former Timber Rattlers players on USA, Italy, the Netherlands, and Puerto Rico still playing last week.
Puerto Rico is through to the Finals after a win over Japan on Sunday. The Netherlands will play the Dominican Republic tonight to see who will face Puerto Rico for the 2013 WBC Championship on Tuesday night.
Adam Jones: 6g, 4-for-22 (.182), 0HR, 4RBI
Jonathan Lucroy: 3g, 2-for-5 (.400), 0HR, 1RBI
An RBI single by Jones in the game against Puerto Rico:
Alex Liddi: 5g, 4-for-17 (.235); 0HR, 3RBI:
From early in the WBC, an Alex Liddi RBI single:
Wladimir Balentien: 6g, 6-for-19 (.316), 0HR, 4RBI
Kalian Sams: 6g, 5-for-19 (.263), 7 RUNS, 0HR, 3RBI
Here’s a Balentien RBI single in a game against Korea from earlier in the tournament:
Martin Maldonado: 5g, 0-for-9 (.000), 0HR, 0RBI
Hiram Burgos: 2g, 0gs, 1-0, 0.00ERA, 8.1IP, 3BB, 7K
Shared this on twitter, but here are some scoreless frames from Burgos – including a strikeout of Liddi – in Puerto Rico’s win over Italy:
I was told that I could embed MLB video last year. I am getting around to testing it out today. If it works, expect this to be a frequent topic during the season.
Okay, the Khris Davis RBI single from Monday’s game against the Dodgers could not be embedded yet. So, here is an MLB video from March 7 with quotes from Davis (’10) and Ron Roenicke on his productive camp:
This video from MLB is about the opportunities for Scooter Gennett (’10) and Hunter Morris (’10) in Big League Camp during Spring Training.
How about a few highlights from the WBC?
Kalian Sams (’07) with a walkoff sacrifice fly for the Dutch to beat the Cubans.
Adam Jones (’04) with his 2-run double off Jim Henderson (’09) to put the US in front of Canada:
Michael Saunders (’06) with a 2-run homer for Canada:
Michael Saunders winning the Pool D MVP
Yes. That was former Timber Rattlers outfielder Kalian Sams with the game winning sacrifice fly for the Netherlands today. The Dutch beat Cuba 7-6 in Tokyo to advance to the next round of the World Baseball Classic.
Here is a look at how the ex-Rattlers have done during the WBC.
Chris Snelling: 1-for-2
Mike Walker: 5-for-11
Ryan Rowland-Smith: 2g, 1.2IP, 2H, R, BB, K
Taylor Green: 4-for-14
Michael Saunders: 8-for-11, 4 RUNS, HR, 7RBI*
Phillippe Aumont: 2g, 1.2IP, 5H, 3R, BB, K
Jim Henderson: 2g, 0-1, IP, 5H, 5R, BB, K
Yung Chi-Chen: 4-for-19, RBI
Alex Liddi: 4-for-10, 2RBI
Wladimir Balentien: 5-for-18, 4RBI
Kalian Sams: 3-for-13, RBI
Martin Maldonado: 0-for-5
Hiram Burgos: 1g, 4.2IP, 0R, BB, 3K
Asdrubal Cabrera: 1-for-8
Cesar Jimenez: 2g, 1.1IP, 3H, 2R, 0BB, K
Big League Stew had a post over the weekend about the Australian team for the World Baseball Classic.
Kevin Kaduk gets to names that Timber Rattlers fans should know well.
Biggest star(s): Though he hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2010, Ryan Rowland-Smith is a familiar name to many baseball fans. Infielder Luke Hughes has also played for a couple of big league teams, most recently Oakland.
Name you may not know, but should: Remember Chris Snelling? Once a decently-rated prospect in the early 2000s, the outfielder experienced a string of injuries and only played 93 big league games. Now 31, Snelling will try and help the Aussies grab some WBC glory.
RRS struggled with the Rattlers in 2002 and was sent down to Everett. RRS pitched great in 2003 and was sent up to the California League before the All-Star Break.
Snelling is 31 now? *sigh*
He had a great season in 2000, but he was injured for a lot of it. I want him to stay healthy and play well in the WBC. Then, I want to see someone sign him to get another shot.
Later in the post Kaduk explains why Travis Blackley is not pitching for Australia this year.
I bring up Blackley because he is one of those guys who probably SHOULD have been a member of the Timber Rattlers in 2002. He was 19 and had only pitched in Everett (Northwest League). The Mariners sent him to San Bernadino to start that season where he had a walk to strikeout ratio of 44:152 in 121-1/3 innings. Sure would have been nice to have to have Blackley in Appleton for at least the first half of that ’02 season.
I’m not bitter.
The rosters are out for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. There are
23 19 20 players who have suited up as Timber Rattlers on 12 9 of the 28 16 teams. (*See update at the bottom of the post).
Let’s take a look:
Phillippe Aumont (2008)
Taylor Green (2009)
Jim Henderson (2009)
Brett Lawrie (2009)
Michael Saunders (2006)
Marwin Vega (2006)
Dominican Republic (1):
Carlos Gomez (2010, 2011, 2012)
Brett Lorin (2008)
Alex Liddi (2006, 2007, 2008)
Ron Garth (2006, 2007, 2008)
J.C. Ramirez (2008)
Wladimir Balentien (2004)
Kalian Sams (2007)
Hiram Bugos (2010)
Martin Maldonado (2009)
Yung-Chi Chen (2005)
Asdrubal Cabrera (2005)
Felix Hernandez (2003)
Cesar Jimenez (2003)
*-Alert reader Kyle from Brew Crew Ball points out that Israel, Nicaragua, & Colombia did not make the field of 16 for the 2013 WBC. But, as I pointed out in the comments. I had those pictures and I was going to use those pictures. Plus, as I did not point out in the comments, any time I can mention Marwin Vega…I am going to mention Marwin Vega.
UPDATE TWO: The Australian Baseball Digest was confused by the addition of Mike Walker to Australia, too. His mother is Australian. That makes him eligible for Team Australia.