As expect, China and Taiwan all lost today, but we never image that Taiwan will be called game with eight pitcher used.
Japan start fire in first inning with two outs, right-handed starter Chu-Chien Hsu served up a three-run home run to Hitoshi Tamura, starting Chinese Taipei towards a 14-3 loss before 31,047. The game was stopped after seven innings because of the 10-run “mercy” rule.
China finally skipped the meltdown, but Korean Seung-Yeop Lee’s two-home run, five-RBI performance was more than enough to send China to a to a 10-1 loss in World Baseball Classic action Saturday in front of 3,925 fans at Tokyo Dome.
Due to both Korea and Japan has two wins, they will both advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic in Anaheim Stadium on March 12-16.
Asia’s top seed will be determined on March 5th when Japan plays Korea in the Pool A finale. The winner goes to the United States as the loser and plays the Pool B winner at 1 p.m. (PT) on March 12th at Angel Stadium while the winner plays the Pool B runnerup at 8 p.m. (PT) on the same day.
Day 2 result:
Korea 10, China 1
CHINA - 000 000 010 -- 1 KOREA - 103 102 21x -- 10
JAPAN - 311 061 2 -- 14 CHINESE TAIPEI - 010 002 0 -- 3