If you missed the early news, go here. If you want to see tonight’s WBC news, go below the jump.
Here’s MLB Network’s broadcasting crews for the WBC, as well as more information on how you can watch the WBC streaming-wise. Here are the crews that will be in the booth for each pool and round:
- In Pool A (Fukuoka), it’ll be Rich Waltz (usually the announcer for the Miami Marlins) and Buck Martinez (Manager of the 2006 USA team and now a analyst for Blue Jays broadcasts)
- In Pool B (Taichung), it’ll be J.B. Long (who normally does work on Pac-12 Network) and Joe Magrane (an MLB Network regular).
- In Pool C (San Juan), it’s Gary Thorne (usually with the Orioles, amongst other gigs) with Jose Mota.
- Pool D will have two teams: At Walking Stick it will be Matt Yallof and Jeff Nelson, while in Chase Field it’ll be Matt Vasgersian, Jim Kaat and Sam Ryan.
- Pool 1 (Tokyo) of round 2 will again by Waltz and Martinez.
- Pool 2 (Miami) will have Matt Vasgersian, Heidi Watney, and various combinations of John Smoltz, Tom Verducci and Harold Reynolds.
- The semi-finals will have Vasgersian, Kaat and Verducci.
- And the finals will bring Bob Costas in to work with Kaat and Verducci.
Okay, now, to news about the game on the field:
Forgot to mention this earlier, but Team Australia beat a Taiwanese Amateur All-Star team last night, 3-0.
And now, here are how some WBC players did during Spring Training today:
Miguel Cabrera (DET/VZ): 1-3
Robinson Cano (NYY/DR): 0-3
Jose Reyes (TOR/DR): 3-3, CS
Brett Lawrie (TOR/CAN): 0-2, SO
Justin Morneau (MIN/CAN): 1-3, 2 SO
Carlos Beltran (STL/PR): 1-2, 2 RBI, 2B, BB
Yadier Molina (STL/PR): 1-3, 3 RBI, 2B
David Wright (NYM/USA): 2-3
Carlos Gonzalez (COL/VZ): 0-2, BB
Adrian Gonzalez (LAD/MX): 1-3, SO
Alex Liddi (SEA/ITA): 0-1
Ryan Vogelsong (SF/USA): 3 IP, 1 H, 4 K
Angel Pagan (SF/PR): 1-4, HR, 3 RBI, SO
Joey Votto (CIN/CAN): 1-3, RBI, SO
More WBC news tomorrow….