World Baseball Classic Open Thread: Round 1/2

Koji Watanabe

Discussion thread for the first round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

The third World Baseball Classic got under way last night, and already there's been a major upset.

First Round

Pool A - Fukuoka, Japan (March 2-6)

Cuba 3-0*

Japan 2-1*

China 1-2 (q)

Brazil 0-3 (e)

*Clinched Second Round Berth

(q) Eliminated, qualified for 2017 WBC

(e) Eliminated, will have to qualify for 2017 WBC

March 2

Japan 5, Brazil 3

Cuba 5, Brazil 2

March 3

Japan 5, China 2

March 4

Cuba 12, China 0 (7 innings)

March 5

China 5, Brazil 2

March 6

Cuba 6, Japan 3

Pool B - Taichung, Taiwan (March 1-5)

Chinese Taipei 2-1*

The Kingdom of the Netherlands 2-1*

Republic of Korea 2-1 (q)

Australia 0-3 (e)

*Clinched Second Round Berth

(q) Eliminated, qualified for 2017 WBC

(e) Eliminated, will have to qualify for 2017 WBC

March 1

Chinese Taipei 4, Australia

March 2

Netherlands 5, Korea 0

March 3

Chinese Taipei 8, Netherlands 3

March 4

Korea 6, Australia 0

Netherlands 4, Australia 1

March 5

Korea 3, Chinese Taipei 2

Pool C - San Juan, Puerto Rico (March 7-10)

Dominican Republic 2-0*

Puerto Rico 2-0*

Venezuela 1-2 (q)

Spain 0-3 (e)

*Clinched Second Round Berth

(q) Eliminated, qualified for 2017 WBC

(e) Eliminated, will have to qualify for 2017 WBC

March 7

Dominican Republic 9, Venezuela 3

March 8

Puerto Rico 3, Spain 0

March 9

Dominican Republic 6, Spain 3

Puerto Rico 6, Venezuela 3

March 10

Venezuela 11, Spain 6

Dominican Republic 4, Puerto Rico 2

Pool D - Phoenix, Arizona, USA (March 7-10)

Italy 2-1*

United States of America 2-1*

Canada 1-2 (e)

Mexico 1-2 (q)

*Clinched Second Round Berth

(q) Eliminated, qualified for 2017 WBC

(e) Eliminated, will have to qualify for 2017 WBC

March 7

Italy 6, Mexico 5

March 8

Italy 14, Canada 4

Mexico 5, United States 2

March 9

Canada 10, Mexico 3

United States 6, Italy 2

March 10

United States 9, Canada 4

Second Round

Pool 1 - Tokyo, Japan (March 7-12) - Modified Double Elimination

Winner's Bracket

Japan*

The Netherlands*

Eliminated

Chinese Taipei

Cuba

*Clinched Berth in Semi-Finals

March 7

Netherlands 6, Cuba 2

March 8

Japan 4, Chinese Taipei 3 (10 innings)

March 9

Cuba 14, Chinese Taipei 0 (7 innings)

March 10

Japan 16, The Netherlands 4 (7 innings)

March 11

The Netherlands 7, Cuba 6

March 12

The Netherlands @ Japan 6:00 AM

Pool 2- Miami, Florida, USA (March 12-16) - Modified Double Elimination

Winner's Bracket

Dominican Republic*

Puerto Rico*

Eliminated

United States

Italy

*Clinched Berth in Semi-Finals

March 12

Dominican Republic 5, Italy 4

United States 7, Puerto Rico 1

March 13

Puerto Rico 4, Italy 3

March 14

Dominican Republic 3, United States 1

March 15

Puerto Rico 4, United States 3

March 16

Dominican Republic 2, Puerto Rico 0

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