Right-handed pitcher Miles Mycholas (35) expected a game against the Japanese baseball team.
On the 20th (Korean time), the U.S. national baseball team won a 14-2 victory over Cuba in the quarterfinals of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida. The winner of the previous tournament, the United States, will face the winner of the Japan-Mexico match on the 21st in the final on the 22nd. After passing the first round with 3 wins and 1 loss, the U.S. defeated Venezuela in the quarterfinals and settled in the finals by calming the Cuban storm.
On this day, Michaels took the mound in the fifth inning with a 7-1 lead, following starter Adam Wainwright (5 hits, 1 run in 4 innings),바카라사이트 and recorded 6 hits, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 4 innings. In the U.S., Wainwright and Mycholas were responsible for 4 innings each, minimizing bullpen consumption. Up to Aaron Roof (1 inning, 1 hit, no runs), who took the mound in the 9th inning, the semi-finals were completed with three pitchers, allowing the team to prepare for the finals more relaxedly.
If Japan defeats Mexico, the first U.S.-Japan finals matchup will be completed. Coincidentally, Michaelas has a special relationship with Japan. Unable to establish himself in the big leagues, in November 2014 he signed a contract with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and chose a new challenge. As a result, going to Japan was a turning point that changed baseball life. He played as Yomiuri Ace for three years, recording a career record of 31 wins and 13 losses with an ERA of 2.18.
Based on his NPB performance, Mykolas signed a contract with St. Louis in December 2017 and successfully returned to the big leagues. He won 18 games in 2018 and kept a spot in the starting rotation last year with 12 wins and an average ERA of 3.29. It was steady enough to break 200 innings for the second time in his personal career.
As a result, he was selected for the US national team and is playing up to the WBC. After the match against Cuba, Michaels said about advancing to the final, “All preparations are complete. Great pitchers are waiting for the final,” and “I am personally excited if the opponent is Japan.”