Aug
19

Team USA clinches spot in medal round

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The USA Olympic baseball team clinched a berth in the medal round thanks to this morning’s 4-2 win over Chinese Taipei, which pushed their record to 4-2.┬áKorea (6-0), Cuba (5-1) and Japan (4-2) also clinched spots in the medal round. Each team still has one game remaining in the preliminaries before starting the Semifinals on Friday. Stephen Strasburg lines for tomorrow’s start against Japan, meaning Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson will be on the mound for the semifinals and finals (if they make it), respectively.

Categories : Asides, USA Baseball

24 Comments»

  1. Eric says:

    Any idea who goes for Japan?

  2. Jamal G. says:

    Are there any top notch talents outside of the U.S.A. squad that we should be paying attention to other than Yu Darvish and Yulieski Gourriel?

    • Mike A. says:

      Those guys are the two elite players. The only other guys worth paying attention too are on the Japanese squad (don’t know their names), but they’re nothing more than back-end/middle relief and average everyday players. No stars.

  3. Jamal G. says:

    Any new rumblings on 19-year-old Cuban defect, Dayan Viciedo?

    • Mike A. says:

      You know I don’t pay attention to that sort of stuff. ;)

      • Jamal G. says:

        True, true.

        Hey, Madden arrived this morning. Played a great defensive game in my first game (online, it’s a ritual of mine to always play my first game online), but threw four INT’s with Eli Manning. One was off a blitz, but the others were just bad decisions by mua. I kicked the guy’s ass (Raiders) up and down the field. More yards, more TOP, more everything. I ended up losing 10-7.

  4. rbizzler says:

    If the final qualifier doesn’t count for anything (seeding, maybe), why not push Strasburg back until the medal round? I am assuming he is their best pitcher.

  5. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Baseball should be part of the winter olympics because most players play in the summer. The basketball players (pros) get to play for the Olympics. Would love to see Joba pitching for the US

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