Olympics Day Four Wrapup

Country W L
Cuba 4 0
South Korea 3 0
Japan 2 2
United States 2 2
China 1 2
Taiwan 1 3
Canada 1 3
Netherlands 1 3
Cuba 1, Taiwan 0
U.S. 5, Canada 4
Netherlands 6, China 4
South Korea 5, Japan 3
Today’s Schedule (All Times
Today is an off day
Japan vs. Canada, 10:30 p.m.
South Korea vs. Taiwan, 11:30 p.m.

Monday’s Schedule

Cuba vs. Netherlands, 6 p.m.
U.S. vs. China, 7 p.m.

Team USA Update: In a game that took on added significance because of the U.S.’ losses to Cuba and South Korea, the U.S. rallied to beat Canada 5-4. Brian Barden homered and had an RBI double in the seventh to tie tha game, while Terry Tiffie added the go-ahead run moments later. Brian Duensing threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings to Team USA.

South Korea is proving to be the surprise of the tournament, as they remained undefeated thanks to a come-from-behind upset of Japan. Lee Daeho hit a two-run home run for South Korea to tie the game in the seventh, and South Korea scored three runs in the ninth. Cuba is once again proving they’re the masters of pool play, as they edged Taiwan in a pitching duel. Elier Sanchez and Norberto Gonzalez combined to hold Taiwan to four hits. Frederich Cepeda provied Cuba’s only run with a homer.

Prospect News: Red Sox prospect Che-Hsuan Lin was 1-for-3 in Taiwan’s loss. Matt LaPorta (Indians) and Dexter Fowler (Rockies) were held hitless once again. Both of the prospects are now hitting .071 (1-for-14) for the Olympics. Lou Marson (Phillies) was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Brett Anderson (Athletics) had a rocky outing, as Canada battered him for nine hits and four runs in 5 2/3 innings. Nick Weglarz (Indians) was 1-for-4 with a run scored for Canada. The Netherlands picked up its first win by topping host Canada. Sidney De Jong’s three-run home run was the big blow.

On Tap
For Today:
Today’s is a scheduled off day, although the 12-hour time difference meant that two of Saturday’s games took place this morning in the States, while the two early Monday games will be played tomorrow night in the U.S. when allowing for the time difference.