Israel national team Robert Stark (34), who played for the Doosan Bears last year, was sluggish in his start against Venezuela.
Stark started against Venezuela in Group D in the first round of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida,토토사이트 on the 16th (Korean time) and recorded 4 hits and 3 runs in 3 innings. Israel lost 1-5, and Stark became the losing pitcher.
Stark pitched in 29 games for Doosan last year, recording 9-10 with an ERA of 3.55. After failing to renew his contract, he signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers of the Major League Baseball (MLB).
Stark, who played for the Israeli national team, struggled against Venezuela, the “candidate for the championship,” who had already confirmed his advance to the second round.
Venezuela’s Jose Altuve (second baseman) – Anthony Santander (right fielder) – Glaber Torres (designated hitter) – Salvador Perez (catcher) – Ronald Acuna Jr. (center fielder) – Andres Jimenez (shortstop) – Eugenio Suarez (1st baseman) -Eduardo Escobar (3rd baseman) -David Peralta (left fielder) made up the batting line in order.
Stark was shaken with 3 balls on 4 balls in the first inning alone. He treated Torres with a double hit on first and second base, who was hit with a walk and a hit, but sent Perez out with a ball that hit the body. In the following two outs, 1st and 3rd base, Acuna allowed 1 RBI in a timely manner. Then, with the bases loaded with two outs, Suarez allowed two RBIs in a timely manner.
Stark was replaced 4 times after making a tripartite in the 2nd and 3rd innings and recording a total of 55 pitches. As Israel was eliminated with 1 win and 3 losses, Stock finished the tournament with 1 loss, 1 save and an ERA of 6.75. He had earlier pitched against Nicaragua in the ninth inning and earned the save with one scoreless inning.
On the other hand, Venezuelan starter Jesús Luzardo (Miami Marlins) pitched 4 hits, 5 strikeouts, 1 walk and no run in 4 innings. In the other lineup, Suarez recorded 3 hits and 3 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including a wedge home run in the 6th inning.
Venezuela defeated the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the deadly Group D and advanced to the quarterfinals with four wins. On the 18th, at Londipo Park in the U.S., they will fight for the second place in Group C and the semi-final ticket.