Adrian Gonzalez rips WBC

Mar 16, 2017, 00:42
Adrian Gonzalez rips WBC

Jair Jurrjens picked up the win after striking out five batters and holding Israel to one run and five hits over six innings.

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez spoke out about the World Baseball Classic on Wednesday and stated he'll never play in the tournament again. Mexico was eliminated on a tiebreaker — runs allowed per inning played.

The Venezuelans lost to Mexico on Sunday night, leaving Italy, Venezuela and Mexico all at 1-2 after round-robin play was completed in Pool D. The host team was eliminated on a close tiebreaker - runs allowed per inning played.

According to the World Baseball Classic's tiebreaker rules, the difference between Mexico advancing and Venezuela advancing was.01 points.

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Returning to Dodgers camp in Arizona after his time with Team Mexico came to an end, Gonzalez didn't hold back in his comments to reporters about the WBC.

We saw the first game Tuesday night, when the Puerto Rico took down the Dominican Republic.

For Venezuela, the road to Round 2 was far more hard. The original tweet was deleted, and Venezuela manager Omar Vizquel said his players were surprised to hear the good news. Venezuela took home a 4-3 victory, ending the WBC run for Francisco Cervelli and Italy.

The Italians edged into a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Chicago Cubs prospect John Andreoli scampered home after Daniel Descalso's single. That was cancelled out in the top of the ninth though by Miguel Cabrera's homer, and Venezuela soon went 4-2 ahead thanks to runs from Rougned Odor and Yangervis Solarte.