The biggest news of Wednesday came from Puerto Rico’s 5-2 victory over the tournament favorite Dominican Republic. This was a major upset that eliminated the Dominican Republic from the tournament and sent Puerto Rico on to advance. This came at a potentially heavy price for baseball, Puerto Rico, and the Mets, however, as Edwin Diaz appeared to severely hurt his knee in the postgame celebration. This was a total freak accident and shouldn’t be used as an argument against the continuation of the WBC this year or in the future, but it is a really unfortunate accident for Diaz, his teams, and the sport.
Meanwhile on the Braves’ side of things, Spencer Strider gave up a couple of runs due to some BABIP shenanigans, but struck out a ton of Astros in a game that was otherwise largely rough for the Braves’ regulars.
All 8 Spencer Strider strikeouts from today pic.twitter.com/gcbgC67iRW— Gaurav (@gvedak) March 15, 2023
Strider suffered from some bad BABIP luck but struck out 8 Astros over 3.2+ innings of work.
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Edwin Diaz injured his knee celebrating Puerto Rico’s victory over the Dominican Republic.
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