With the World Baseball Classic now in the semifinal round, Phillies relief pitcher Pat Neshek is the only Phillie left in the tournament.
When the rosters were announced for the World Baseball Classic back in February, ten Phillies were expected to participate in the tournament. After the weekend’s action, there is just one Phillie left in the tournament: relief pitcher Pat Neshek.
Neshek has pitched 3.2 innings for the United States over three outings. He has not walked a single batter and has struck out three so far. One of those strikeouts came Saturday night against the Dominican Republic at the most opportune time. With runners on second and third, Neshek struck out Pittsburgh’s Starling Marte to end the inning and preserve a 4-2 lead for the U.S.
The final score of the game was 6-3 as the United States moved on the semifinals along with Puerto Rico, Japan, and the Netherlands. The U.S. faces Japan in the semifinal Tuesday night with the winner moving on to the final …
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