Sunday, March 19, 2017
Former Cardinals Playing In World Baseball Classic 3-18-17: Jason Heyward & Daniel Descalso Each Collect Two Singles & Two RBIs; John Lackey Strikes Out Three & Allows One Run Over Five Innings For The Win; J.C. Sulbaran Strikes Out Two Over One Scoreless Inning
Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted third. 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one run.
John Lackey (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched five innings. He allowed three hits, one earned run, one home run, one walk, and struck three out for the winning decision (1-0). 0-for-2 with one strikeout. (g/f:5-3)
Chicago-N beat Japan 6-4
Curt Smith (former Springfield-Netherlands) entered late in the game at first base and batted eighth. 0-for-1 with one run and one walk.
J.C. Sulbaran (former Memphis-Netherlands) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning. He allowed one hit, no runs, one walk, and struck two out. (p-s:24-14)
Daniel Descalso (former St. Louis-Arizona) started at third base and batted second. 2-for-4 with two RBIs, one run, one stolen base, and assisted in one double play.
Kevin Medrano (former 2011 draft selection-Arizona) entered late in the game at shortstop and batted third. 1-for-2 at the plate.
Arizona beat Netherlands 12-5
J.C. Romero (former St. Louis-Puerto Rico) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning. He allowed no hits or runs. (p-s:8-7)(g/f:3-0)
Puerto Rico beat Venezuelan 13-2
Pat Neshek (former St. Louis-USA) entered in the fifth and pitched one inning. He allowed one hit, no runs, and struck one out for the hold (1). (p-s:19-13)(ir-s:1-0)
Luke Gregerson (former Springfield-USA) entered in the ninth and pitched one inning. He allowed no hits or runs for the save (2). (p-s:13-9)(g/f:2-0)
USA beat Dominican Republic 6-3